No Appeal In Bonus Case

The parent company of a diesel engine maker in Eastern Carolina says the firm won't appeal a judge's ruling granting employees bonuses they were promised for 2002.

A Nash County Superior Court judge ruled last month in the lawsuit filed by some employees of Consolidated Diesel in Whitakers. The company is managed by Cummins.

Consolidated contended the employees didn't receive full bonus amounts because the company failed to reach annual earnings goals.

Cummins spokesman Mark Land said the company is determining how
much employees will be paid. He says when the company decided not
to appeal, it decided to treat everyone the same, and he says the
company hopes to move forward without too much trouble.