Howard faces new lawsuit

Howard faces new lawsuit

There are 15 comments on the Hattiesburg American story from Feb 26, 2011, titled Howard faces new lawsuit. In it, Hattiesburg American reports that:

One day after Howard Industries Inc. pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine for violating immigration laws, four women filed suit against the company accusing it of discriminating against them because they aren't Latino.

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United States

#1 Feb 26, 2011

United States

#2 Feb 27, 2011
they ought to sent his butt to mexico, so he could be with his brothers. why no jail time for the crook?
RottenSnatchRosi e

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Feb 28, 2011
Dee Dee Dee

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

#4 Feb 28, 2011
Good! If the government will not properly sanction them I am sure a jury in a civil trial will.

“what say you”

Since: Feb 10

main street

#5 Feb 28, 2011
do you feel this case should be settled out of court or go to trial?
Dee Dee Dee

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

#6 Mar 2, 2011
Most likely they will settle unless a pro-illegal group pays to defend them. Perhaps the ACLU will ague that they have a constitutional right to hire illegal aliens.
Howard Ind. is as I recall a privately held company and they depend on military contracts. I think they have aired their linen in public enough. Most likely they and those involved in awarding them contracts have had more attention then they want already.

Since: Nov 10

United States

#7 Mar 3, 2011
Ugh I wish illegals were not able to get a job. There are wayyyyyy to many illegals here.. it makes me so mad. That's why laurel is so shitty right now. Excuse my language. But its the truth. Laurel is just so unclean. That's the main reason why me and my family are moving to oakgrove where its CLEAN. But about to howard case, they deserve everything that's coming to them
Cobb Women of Color

Stone Mountain, GA

#8 Mar 4, 2011
Way to go with the lawsuit! It's about time! Get this info to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Warren Ballentine and other Black radio hosts to get the news out to the masses! I am so tired of so-called Black leaders pandering to illegal immigrant groups! Jesse and Al, get on board to protect the rights of Americans, Black and White, or go live in Mexico, Central America or South America with the majority of the Latino illegals!

Taylorsville, MS

#9 Apr 21, 2011
You people are so fkn clueless
Poor Howard

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Apr 21, 2011
South Side business ablaze same day as 23 OSHA citations issued


Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at a South Side chemical-processing business on the same day the company was cited for 23 safety violations.

A mix of chemicals exploded in a duct and sparked the fire at Howard Industries Inc. at 1840 Progress Ave. about 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Columbus Division of Fire.

Earlier that day, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company, saying that it failed to protect workers from electrical hazards and had other violations, according to an OSHA news release.

The citations stemmed from a December inspection. The company faces more than $70,000 in fines, according to OSHA.
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It was the second time in less than a year that Howard Industries was cited by OSHA for failing to ensure that electrical conductor boxes were properly closed, posing a shock risk.

The company received four citations in the past five years and has been fined more than $5,000 for safety violations at the Columbus facility, records show.

Howard Industries is a chemical-processing company, according to its website. The company also has processing sites in Newport News, Va., and West Memphis, Ark.

No one representing the company could be reached yesterday.

The fire isn't considered to be suspicious, said Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Doug Smith.

No one was injured in the fire, which was contained about 9 p.m. Hazmat crews arrived about 30 minutes later to monitor chemical levels in the air, Smith said, but no homes in the area had to be evacuated.

An OSHA inspector was sent to the scene yesterday to determine whether health or safety violations contributed to the fire and whether the fire created any conditions that would pose a risk to employees returning to work, said OSHA spokeswoman Rhonda Burke.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#11 Apr 22, 2011
Great...I hope they win!

Petal, MS

#12 Apr 23, 2011

Laurel, MS

#14 Dec 22, 2011
I've applied there....but won't anymore...After what has come out in the news, not just about illegal aliens, but their poor record on safety, I don't believe this is a viable company in which to work......Hope OSHA opens an office next door.....

Meridian, MS

#15 Jan 22, 2012
well maybe we can start suing for not getting pomoted or hired because we are WHITE!
D city

De Soto, KS

#16 Jan 22, 2012
crazy wrote:
well maybe we can start suing for not getting pomoted or hired because we are WHITE!
There's a lawsuit against Henningsen Foods, David City you might want to review.

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