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Law360, New York (October 13, 2016, 4:18 PM EDT) — Accenture LLP has settled a class action brought by a former software engineer from India who claimed he was paid less than Americans were, with the consulting company agreeing to pay up to $500,000, according to documents filed in New York state court on Wednesday.

Accenture, a Chicago-based consulting company, has agreed to settle the class action brought by Indian citizen Elton Kent, who launched the national origin discrimination suit after allegedly discovering that his salary was “significantly less” than that of American software engineers at…

Source: Law360