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Coca-Cola Diversity Task Force Ends After Five Years

Law360 (December 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge on Friday dissolved a task force created by a $200 million settlement agreement over a race and sex discrimination lawsuit brought against The Coca-Cola Co. in 1998.

As part of the agreement approved in 2001, Judge Richard W. Story created an outside, seven-person task force to oversee the beverage company’s compliance with the terms of the settlement.

The settlement required the company to overhaul its human resources practices in the hiring and promotion of minorities and women, and keep track of its efforts...
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