>Coney Island Food-Service Company Sodexo Paid Out $100 Million In Lawsuits

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The food-service company tapped to open eateries in Coney Island’s revamped amusement district is leaving a bad taste with a lot of people — neighbors, students, minority employees and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
The French cafeteria-services giant Sodexo has paid $100 million in legal settlements since 2005 to settle allegations of overcharging New York students and of denying black employees promotions.
Sodexo — which was quietly selected by the operators of Luna Park to run a full-service restaurant a block off the fabled boardwalk and is expected to operate other food establishments on the boardwalk — paid $80 million in 2005 to settle a lawsuit brought by thousands of its black employees in America.

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