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NY High Court Hears Fired Intesa Exec's Disability Claims

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A former Intesa SanPaolo executive who claimed he was illegally fired after being diagnosed with depression told New York's top court Monday his discrimination suit should be revived because the Italian banking giant failed to try to accommodate him during a round of post-merger cost-cutting.

Plaintiff Giuseppe Romanello — who claims he should have been given at least a provisional shot to return to the bank despite being diagnosed with depression in 2008, after Intesa became Italy’s largest banking group in a 2007 merger with Sanpaolo IMI — saw his case head to the New York State Court of Appeals after a...

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