NEW YORK - A chain of New York City grocery stores will pay $1.45 million in cash and gift cards to settle claims that it discriminated against female applicants, under a settlement agreement granted final approval on June 19 (Susan Duling, et al. v. Gristede's Operating Corp., et al., No. 06-10197, S.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87126).