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Top News Links: Tuesday, August 6

New suit against Infosys

A new lawsuit alleging that India-based Infosys abused visa laws to bring in Asian workers rather than hiring U.S. workers, has been filed by a Wisconsin job applicant; claims are similar to those in a suit filed by Huntsville employee Jay Palmer, which were dismissed because Alabama law does not protect worker rights even on immigration issues. — The Times of India

Russellville fireplace plant to expand

Innovative Hearth Products announced last week that it will expand its plant in Russellville and add about 245 workers; the plant makes indoor and outdoor fireplaces and accessories. — Franklin County Times

KwangSung plans expansion in Dadeville

Dadeville officials are looking for funding for utility improvements to support an expansion at the KwangSung auto supplier plant; the expansion is expected to add about 100 jobs, bringing total employment above 500. — Alexander City Outlook

Scrushy requests full appeals court hearing

HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy, continuing his battle to clear his name of a fraud conviction and return to work in the medical field, has asked the full federal court of appeals to reconsider his request, rather than the three-judge panel that ruled against him recently. — al.com

Pricey flying

Huntsville International Airport retained the top spot as the most expensive airport in the U.S., according to federal statistics. — Huntsville Times

Union trade paper spotlights organizing efforts at Austal USA

People's World, which describes itself as the direct descendent of the Daily Worker, says Austal is interfering with union organizing efforts and that a unionized work force "would help solve the mess in Mobile."

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