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Former Exec Awarded $10M After Claiming He Was Fired For Being White

Meanwhile, in white America, these are the type of court cases that see the light of day. Recently a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired from a hospital system because he was a white man. According to NBC News, a jury awarded him $10 million for his claims. David Duvall was an employee at Novant Health, located in Winston-Salem, and, per the suit, says he was fired without cause “as a part of an intentional campaign to promote diversity in its management ranks.” And, according to him, he was fired due to both his sex and gender. On the other hand, Novant Health says that Duvall was fired for “deficient performance and the delegation of critical duties to subordinates.” “We are extremely disappointed in the verdict, as we believe it is not supported by the evidence presented at trial, which includes our reason for Mr. Duvall’s termination,” said a Novant Health spokesperson in an official statement. “We will pursue all legal options, including appeal.” Duvall, who was hired...

Oct 28, 2021

Michael Jordan Donates $10M to Open Additional Medical Clinics in His Hometown

NBA legend, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Michael Jordan is giving back in a big way to further help his hometown of Wilmington, NC improve its healthcare system. According to a press release, Jordan has donated a generous $10 million to regional healthcare system Novant Health to aid in building two new medical clinics set to open in early 2022. The purpose of these clinics will be to serve both uninsured or underinsured residents of New Hanover County. Novant Health and Jordan have previously partnered to open two Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte, NC with a mission to bring comprehensive primary care to the area’s most vulnerable communities, a press release shares. Now these additional medical clinics will help Novant Health bring its integrated care model to other rural and rural-adjacent communities in Jordan’s hometown. “I am very proud to once again partner with Novant Health to expand the Family Clinic model to bring better access to critical medical services in...

Feb 16, 2021