In local news:

Otto Candies, LLC has agreed to pay a former employee $165,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Otto Candies, which is based in Des Allemands, La., provides marine transportation services in the Gulf of Mexico. The agency says that Otto Candies fired a deckhand after he was diagnosed with recurrent pancreatitis, even though the condition had not affected his work for the decade he had been with the company and was unlikely to affect his work in the future.

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