A federal judge has signed off on Walgreen plan to pay $24 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging racial bias at the nation's largest drugstore chain. This settlement resolves the past lawsuit with about 10,000 past and present black Walgreen workers. They will split 20 million dollars.
The attorneys involved in the case will share the difference, in fees separate from the settlement amount.
Walgreen said it has 230,000 workers in its 6,237 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico.