PUBLIX OFFERS TO SETTLE RACE CASE FOR $10M

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here has proposed to settle a class-action discrimination lawsuit for $10.1 million.Publix has sought approval for the settlement from the U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla. The suit, which alleged Publix passed over some employees for promotions because of their race, was brought against the chain in 1997 and granted class-action status last year.The proposal,

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here has proposed to settle a class-action discrimination lawsuit for $10.1 million.

Publix has sought approval for the settlement from the U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla. The suit, which alleged Publix passed over some employees for promotions because of their race, was brought against the chain in 1997 and granted class-action status last year.

The proposal, which includes no admission of wrongdoing by Publix, would pay $7.7 million

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