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Dorchester bar to pay up to $100,000 over bias allegations

A Dorchester bar and its owner will pay up to $100,000 to resolve allegations that they repeatedly denied admission to minorities, the attorney general’s office said this morning.

The settlement came in a 2011 lawsuit against Peggy O’Neil’s Bar & Grille, owned by Limerick Co. Inc., the attorney general’s office said.

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“Massachusetts businesses should not subject individuals to discrimination of any kind, including decisions that are based on prejudice or stereotypes,” AG Coakley said. “Businesses owe it to their customers and their communities to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that they operate free from all forms of discrimination.”

A message left at the bar wasn’t immediately returned.

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