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Settlement Offered In 9-11 Suit

Court documents indicate Macy’s will pay $125,000.00 to a Palestinian woman who claimed she was fired after being wrongfully accused of anti-American sentiments after the 9-11 terror attacks. The documents in Santa Clara County Superior Court mean that if the deal is accepted, it will end the discrimination lawsuit filed by Alia Atawneh. She argued that she lost her sales job at a Macy’s store in San Jose because of her nationality. Lawyers have agreed the case is not necessarily over. The San Jose Mercury News spoke to Atawneh in Jordan. She says she still has reservations about the deal because Macy’s doesn´t admit wrongdoing. She says she wants an apology, and she’ll make a final decision on the deal when she returns to the US later this month. If she turns it down, the case is set for trial in January.