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Student Claims Professor Sexually Harrassed Him

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Bradley Hieronymus, a food science and technology major at Clemson University, has filed a lawsuit against the university after he was allegedly sexually harassed by his professor, Felix H. Barron. According to the lawsuit, Hieronymus first interacoted with Barron on August 14, 2017 when he asked him if he could join a Creative Inquiry course that lets students get class credit for research. During the fall of that semester, Barron took Hieronymus to a food and science meeting in Myrtle Beach where he informed him that he could be a long-term business partner through hard work. After that trip, Barron...
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Family Sues Truck Driver for Wrongful Death

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The family of Martin Nelis, who was fatally struck by a truck driver while he was bicycling, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver. The accident occurred on Aug 2, 2018 in the 1800 block of Reliez Valley Road. Video surveillance shows that a truck attempted to pass the bicycle rider and the trailer it was pulling hit him. It’s up for debate on whether or not the truck maintained the 3-foot distance between the road and Nelis’ bike. “We want people to become more aware of this law in California, because biking is very popular,” said...
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Sheriff’s Office Sued for Arresting for a Facebook Post

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The ACLU of Iowa has filed a lawsuit against Adams County Sheriff’s Office, alleging they violated a man’s free speech rights by arresting him for profanity-laden Facebook post. The sheriff’s office charged Jon Goldsmith with third-degree harassment for what they described as threatening language in a July 2018 Facebook post. In the post, he called Cory Dorsey, a deputy sheriff, “a f—— pile of s—” and a “stupid sum b—-“, and said, about Dorsey, “when you get s— canned I’ll hire you to walk my dog and pick up his s—.” Sgt. Paul Hogan filed a criminal complaint against Goldsmith...
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Ohio Sued Over New Heartbeat Abortion Law

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The ACLU of Ohio, Planned Parenthood and other groups have filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio, challenging its new law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Elizabeth Watson, a staff attorney at ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project, described the new law as “blatantly unconstitutional under more than 45 years of Supreme Court precedent.” A fetal heartbeat can be detected at approximately six weeks in a woman’s pregnancy. She said that the ban at six weeks will prohibit almost all abortions because most people don’t even know they’re pregnant at that time. The attorneys at ACLU argue...
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Tiger Woods Sued for Restaurant Employee’s Death

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The parents of Nicholas Immesberger, who died in a crash in December, have filed a lawsuit against Tiger Woods, claiming the golfer is responsible for their son’s death. Immesberger worked as a bartender at Woods’ restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, in Jupiter, Fla. The lawsuit says he finished his shift at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 and stayed at the restaurant, sitting in the bar area, until he went home. According to a police report, Immesberger got into a car accident at around 6 p.m. that day. He lost control of his vehicle and veered right across three lanes of the...
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Disgraced Pediatrician J. Barto Hit With First Lawsuit

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Johnnie Barto, a former pediatrician at Laurel Pediatric Associates and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, is facing his first lawsuit since his sentencing in March. Barto was convicted of 69 counts of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and endangering the welfare of children and faces up to 158 years in prison. The alleged victim, identified as “JOHN PT DOE,” his mother, sister and three Janes Does are suing Barto, the clinic he worked with and the hospital he was affiliated with. They claim the clinic and the hospital knew that Barto had previously molested patients and never did anything about it....
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Ryan Dunn Fatal Car Accident

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One of the most infamous celebrity car accidents in recent history was a fatal car wreck involving Jackass star Ryan Dunn and Zachary Hartwell, a production assistant on Jackass Number Two. The car crash occurred on June 20, 2011, at around 3:30 a.m. Eventually Hartwell’s family enlisted car accident lawyers to file a lawsuit against Dunn’s estate. Dunn and Hartwell were killed when Dunn’s Porsche 911 GT3 veered off the road, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames in West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The two were killed upon impact. Dunn had turned 34-years-old just nine days prior...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Nick Hogan Car Crash

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Hulk Hogan’s son Nick Hogan certainly didn’t know best when he decided to race his Toyota Supra through the streets of Clearwater, FLA., and Nick lost control of his vehicle on the rain-slicked street and crashed into a palm tree on August 26, 2007. Unfortunately, his friend John Graziano was a passenger in the car and the accident caused Graziano “to lose a portion of his brain, to be confined to a wheelchair and to be in a minimally conscious state requiring full time care,” according to court documents, filed by a car accident attorney on behalf of Graziano and...
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Generic Drug Companies Face a Price Fixing Lawsuit

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Forty-four states have filed a lawsuit against more than 20 drug manufacturers, accusing them of scheming to inflate the prices of more than 100 generic drugs. According to the lawsuit, Sandoz, Pfizer, Mylan, Teva and 16 other drug manufacturers conspired to increase the prices affecting Medicare and Medicaid, the health insurance market and individuals. One report discovered that the prices of over 1,200 generic drugs increased about 448% between July 2013 and July 2014. “During a 19-month period beginning in July 2013 and continuing through January 2015, Teva significantly raised prices on approximately 112 different generic drugs. … The size...
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TurboTax Made Taxpayers Pay for Their Free Program

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Gibbs Law Group, a California law firm, has filed a class action lawsuit against TurboTax, accusing the tax prep software company of making its free program difficult to find for low-income individuals. Jessica Carlson of Cincinnati believes she is one of the taxpayers who were deceived by TurboTax. She filed her taxes through the company this year after finding out that it was free if you made less than $34,000 annually. However, she was billed $90 for TurboTax, which was almost a third of her tax refund. Carlson said she searched for TurboTax free tax prep on Google, clicked the...
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Women Were Sexually Harassed at O’Reilly Auto Parts

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against O’Reilly Auto Parts in Orlando after three women claimed male employees at the establishment sexually harassed them on a daily basis. According to the lawsuit, the male employees groped the women, made inappropriate comments and demanded sex. They complained to local managers and the corporate office about their treatment, but were ignored. The sexual harassment got worse when a male manager, Tracey Clark, grabbed one of them women in February 2016. “Clark put his arms around (the woman) pinning her to a table in the commercial area, and started...
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DC Car Accident Attorneys Go Over Paul Walker Car Accident

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One of most headline-making celebrity car accidents in recent history was a fatal car wreck involving Paul Walker, the star of the Fast and Furious film franchise, and his friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas, who died on Nov. 30, 2013. The two died after Rodas, who was driving, crashed a Porsche Carrera GT into a tree going a speed of more than 100 mph and burst into flames, according to the coroner’s report. Eventually, Walker’s daughter Meadow Walker enlisted car accident lawyers to file a lawsuit against Porsche. Following the actor’s death, the coroner’s report stated that Walker had...
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Doctor Misplaced Four Screws in Woman’s Spine

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Lesa Swanson has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Anil Kumar Kesani, alleging he misplaced four screws in her spine during surgery at Baylor Medical Center in Trophy Club. According to the lawsuit, Swanson went in for spinal surgery on April 27, 2017 where Kesani misplaced four of the six screws in her back. When the surgery was over, Swanson woke up in severe pain, numbness and weakness. Kesani ordered a CT scan of Swanson’s spine the day after surgery and it showed the misplaced screws. Kesani didn’t inform Swanson that the screws were misplaced, but said that she...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Lindsay Lohan Car Accident

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Few celebrities have crashed into fame the way Lindsay Lohan literally and figuratively did. Amid her wild celeb ride, Lilo had a car accident involving her black Mercedes-Benz SL65. While driving in West Hollywood, the starlet had a car wreck with busboy Raymundo Ortega’s van on Oct. 4, 2005. The restaurant worker alleged that the then-19-year-old had been drinking and driving when her black Mercedes-Benz convertible crashed into his van. Ortega alleges Lohan was looking over her shoulder instead of watching the road. At the time of the car crash, authorities said it did not appear Lohan was responsible. According...
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Chapel Hill P.S.S. Sued for Sexual Abuse of Students

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The mother of one of the first-grade boys who were allegedly sexually abused at Estes Hills Elementary School has filed a lawsuit against Chapel Hill Public Schools. According to the lawsuit, three first-grade boys were sexually abused in the cafeteria, bathroom, hallways, bus, and playground at recess. The suit claims that school officials didn’t protect the students or inform their parents, guardians, therapists or law enforcement about the incidents. “All defendants failed to follow reasonable policies and procedures to protect the safety of John Doe and his classmates, which should have insured that John Doe and his classmates were not...
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Family of 2-Year-Old Who Drowned in Pond Sues

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The parents of 2-year-old Franklin Parker, who drowned in a Baker County retention pond in April, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner of the property, alleging he should have built a fence around the pond. Franklin’s body was discovered in the pond April 23 after he wandered away from the apartment where he was being babysat by his 18-year-old sister. A neighbor tried to perform CPR on him, but he died at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. The owner of the property, Stephen Clarence Williams Jr., applied for a permit for construction of the retention pond in 2016...
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DC Injury Lawyers Caitlyn Jenner Car Crash

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Caitlyn Jenner has been the subject of major controversy in the last few years, and no incident was more scrutinized than her 2015 four-car car crash in Malibu, California. The car accident resulted in the fatality of 70-year-old Kim Howe, an animal rights activist and actress. While Jenner was never charged with a crime in Howe’s death, a family involved in the car crash did hire a car accident lawyer and filed a lawsuit against the reality star. Although accounts of the sequence of collisions have varied, as have the number of people injured, it is believed that  Jenner’s SUV...
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Man Beaten By Mesa Police Officers Files Lawsuit

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Robert Johnson has filed a lawsuit against three Mesa police officers, accusing them of using excessive force and inflicting physical and mental pain on him. The lawsuit stems back to an incident on May 23, 2018. Johnson was accompanying a friend who was picking up his items from an ex-girlfriend’s apartment. Someone called the police and said that Johnson’s friend was trying to break into the apartment. Three police officers arrived to the scene shortly after the call and confronted the two men outside an elevator at the apartment complex. One of the officers told Johnson to stand near the...
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Inmates File Lawsuit to End Solitary Confinement

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About half a dozen inmates have filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida prison system to end solitary confinement in the state. The attorneys at the Southern Poverty Law Center said that Florida’s percentage of prisoners in solitary confinement is double the national average and that the practice violates constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. “Solitary confinement is increasingly recognized in the United States and around the world as torture,” said Shalini Goel Agarwal, one of the attorneys who filed the suit in Tallahassee’s federal court. “It can have devastating psychological effects.” Ruthy Mitchell of Jacksonville said that her...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Anton Yelchin Car Accident

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One of the saddest celebrity car accident deaths was most certainly Anton Yelchin’s. On June 19, 2016, the 27-year-old Star Trek actor’s 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV rolled down his driveway and trapped him against a security gate, thereby killing him. Early in the morning, he was found pressed in between his brick mailbox and security fence. The headline-making story was dubbed a freak car accident. Subsequently, his family hired a car accident lawyer and sued Fiat Chrysler for wrongful death and product liability. Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Yelchin died of blunt traumatic asphyxia and...
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DC Car Accident Lawyers Go Over Tracy Morgan Car Accident

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No one was laughing when news broke that a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer had crashed into comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine van on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7, 2014. The car crash severely injured Morgan and killed his friend, comedian James McNair. Other passengers, including Ardley Fuqua, also suffered injuries. Sadly the fatal car crash could have been avoided, as it was eventually revealed that the truck driver, Kevin Roper, had been awake for more than 24 hours when the car crash occurred. In 2017, the truck driver in the car crash pleaded guilty to a vehicular homicide under a plea...
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Sarasota Family Sues JUUL Over Daughter’s Addiction

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Jared and Erin NesSmith of Sarasota have filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette giant JUUL after their 15-year-old daughter became addicted to their e-cigarettes. The lawsuit says that the 15-year-old girl, Ashylnn, began using the company’s vaping products when she was 14 and didn’t know that they contained nicotine. She has had seizures at times after using the e-cigarettes and would unintentionally swallow the liquid inside the product. The lawsuit alleges that JUUL exposed Ashlynn to toxic substances and got her addicted to nicotine. The suit adds that Ashlynn wouldn’t have bought the e-cigarettes if she had know the true facts...
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NYCDE Failed to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

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Legal Services NYC has filed a lawsuit against the NYC Department of Education on behalf of four girls, alleging school officials did nothing to protect them against sexual assault. According to the lawsuit, the girls, who are students of color with disabilities, reported incidents of sexual assault to school officials multiple times, but they didn’t do anything to stop it. Jane Doe, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, has autism and was allegedly first sexually abused by a classmate in 2016. The lawsuit says a boy in her grade started groping her. After Jane Doe and her mom reported...
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Trial Over Forced Sharing of Valedictorian Spot

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Jasmine Shepard, who graduated from high school in 2016 and had to share the honor of valedictorian with another student, filed a lawsuit against the Cleveland school district in 2017. She accused them of discriminating against her for forcing her to share the title with another student. Shepard is taking her lawsuit to trial. According to the lawsuit, Shepard was the first black student to be selected as valedictorian at the historically white Cleveland High School in 2016. She was upset when she found out she would be sharing the spot with Heather Bouse. Shepard believes Bouse’s grade score was...
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Venus Williams Car Crash – Washington DC Injury Lawyers

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Venus Williams found herself in a terrible situation when she was involved in a headline-making celebrity car accident on June 9, 2017. The tennis star got into in a collision with Jerome Barson and his wife in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The 78-year-old man died two weeks later after being taken to the ICU with head trauma. The victim’s wife (who suffered broken bones and other injuries) was behind the wheel and approaching an intersection when the tennis pro’s 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV moved into the intersection at the same time. Police did not press charges, but later, aided by...
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Brandy Car Crash – DC Injury Attorneys

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Famous singer Brandy found herself on the wrong side of headlines when she was involved in a celebrity car accident on Dec. 30, 2006. While driving her  Land Rover, the “Boy Is Mine” singer rear-ended a 38-year-old Moroccan immigrant and mother of two named Awatef Aboudihaj, on a Los Angeles freeway which caused a four-car-car accident chain reaction and led to Aboudihaj’s death. Aboudihaj was killed when her vehicle slammed into a third car, then careened into the freeway’s center divider and then struck broadside by a fourth automobile. Eventually Aboudihaj’s family contacted a car accident attorney and filed wrongful...
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Terminally Ill Inmate Sues Texas Prison System

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Jeremy Needum, who is dying of a rare cancer, has file a lawsuit against the Texas prison system, alleging officials took away his morphine after he filed a sexual harassment complaint. Needum had been in prison for over 10 years already in 2016 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. There aren’t any clear defined treatments for this particular cancer, so the prognosis is poor. By the end of 2018, he was in palliative care and receiving morphine every few hours. Last fall, Needum was transferred to the Jester III Unit, a lock-up in Richmond. He claims...
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Transgender Woman Sues for Discrimination in Jail

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Sierra Castle, a transgender woman, has filed a lawsuit against Cobb County after she was allegedly mistreated while confined at Cobb County Jail. It all began on March 28, 2018 when Castle called the police because her car was damaged a week earlier. When she met a police officer in the parking lot where her vehicle was damaged, he checked her name for warrants and discovered a bench warrant because she didn’t pay a $15 seatbelt fine. Castle was arrested shortly after that and taken to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. However, she was placed in the men’s area...
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Chicago Woman’s Doctor Operated on the Wrong Eye

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Sutton Dryfhout has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Benjamin Ticho, a Chicago ophthalmologist who allegedly performed a surgery on the wrong eye. Dryfhout was 19 when she had an operation in August 2017 to correct a lazy eye and remove a cyst in that same eye. According to the lawsuit, she only consented to surgery on the left eye, but her right eye was was bleeding and in pain after the anesthesia wore off. “There was a nurse at my bedside and I said ‘why is my right eye hurting? You weren’t supposed to touch my right eye.’...
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Girls at Middle School Subjected to Illegal Strip Search

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The parents of four 12-year-old girls who say they were strip searched at East Middle School have filed a federal lawsuit against Binghamton City School District. The incident occurred on Jan. 15 when East Middle School Principal Tim Simonds allegedly stopped the girls in the hallway during their lunch hour. He told the girls that he was looking for them and escorted them to the school’s health office. The incident occurred on Jan. 15 when East Middle School Principal Tim Simonds allegedly stopped the girls in the hallway during their lunch hour. He told the girls that he was looking...
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Injury Attorneys In Washington DC Go Over Cast Iron Pipe Damages

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If you one of the millions of homeowners who owns a house that was built before 1975, you likely have cast iron pipes, and at best, those pipes will last for 50 to 75 years. However, due to corrosion, it’s very likely those pipes will get damaged much earlier. To add insult to injury, insurance companies are denying compensation to homeowners with old leaky pipes. In the United States, an estimated 76 million homes in the U.S. have failing cast iron pipes. In certain environments, these pipes can start breaking down as early as 25 to 40 years after they...
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Stryker Hip Implants Lawyers Washington DC

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Stryker Hip Implants Lawyers Washington DC Stryker Corporation is a Fortune 500 medical company that has produced several metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants that have had massive recalls, which erupted in lawsuits. Stryker manufactured the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems, which were both recalled. The issue with metal-on-metal hip implants stems from the metal ball and metal socket rubbing against each other, which causes metal particles to be released into the bloodstream, and can lead to cobalt chromium poisoning. For this very clear reason, many orthopedics companies have ceased production of MoM implants. Stryker also issued a warning on their...
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Husband of Shot Woman Sues Lee County Sheriffs

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David Thorkelson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Lee County Sheriff’s Office after a deputy shot and killed his wife, Debi Thorkelson. The incident occurred on August 31, 2017 in Lazy Way in Fort Myers Beach. Deputies responded to a 911 call from Debi’s home. There was a standoff in the home and Thorkelson allegedly raised a rifle to the police when they arrived. One of the deputies then shot at Debi, killing her. “Our deputy feared for his life and safety, and he discharged his firearm,” said then-undersheriff and current Lee County Sheriff, Carmine Marceno. The lawsuit...
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Families Sue Fisher Price Over Infant Deaths

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Two families have filed a class-action lawsuit against Fisher-Price just two week after the company recalled the Rock ‘N Play sleepers. The toy company recalled millions of the Rock ‘N Play sleepers in the beginning of this month after it was revealed that these sleepers had been connected to over 30 infant deaths and over 100 injuries since the product launched 10 years ago. Samantha Drover-Mundy and Zachary Mundy of Delaware filed the first lawsuit, claiming that the recall didn’t come soon enough to save their 12-week-old infant daughter, who died moments after being put in a Rock N’ Play...
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Customers Recorded at Spa Sue Florida Authorities

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Thirty-one men and women who were unlawfully videotaped as they were receiving massages at the Orchids of Asia Spa have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Jupiter Police Department for violating their rights to privacy. The Jupiter Police Department began surveillance at the Orchids of Asia Spa last November after they received a tip that the spa was connected to a string of massage parlors that might be involved in human sex trafficking. Police officers claimed that over several days they saw men just entering the spa and leaving after 30 or 60 minutes. According to warrants, some of the...
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East Bay FD Sued for Ignoring Harassment Complaints

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A longtime employee of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) has filed a lawsuit against the agency, claiming its leaders repeatedly ignored her complaints that a supervisor sexually harassed her for years. According to the lawsuit, the employee’s supervisor, Robert Marshall, started making inappropriate sexual comments toward her and touching her without her permission shortly after he was promoted to fire prevention captain in 2011. After Marshall was promoted to fire marshall in 2014, he allegedly started “standing in front of Plaintiff’s car to prevent her from leaving, locking Plaintiff in the backseat of his (fire district-issued) vehicle,...
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Invokana Injuries Lawyer Washington DC

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Invokana Injuries Lawyer Washington DC The medication Canagliflozin, sold under the brand name Invokana among others, is used to treat type 2 diabetes. The medication is intended to be used along with exercise and a healthy diet, but not recommended in type 1 diabetes. Invokana belongs to a class of drugs that are sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, which lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients, but unfortunately, SGLT2 inhibitors have been linked to dangerous side effects, including diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), characterized by excessive acid levels in the blood that cause the blood to become overly acidic, kidney injuries...
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Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyer Washington DC

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Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyer Washington DC Hernia mesh is a mesh used in surgery to support tissue weakened by a hernia. Hernia mesh can either made of animal tissue or synthetic materials, like Ethicon’s Physiomesh Composite Hernia Mesh and Atrium’s C-Qur mesh. However, some patients who have had synthetic hernia meshes have reported severe side effects and have had to have revision surgeries, leading to lawsuits. Unfortunately, surgical meshes may cause serious complications like perforated intestines/bowel, peritonitis, bowel obstruction, sepsis, or abscess. In these cases, the patient often requires revision surgery to correct the problems linked to the hernia mesh....
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IVC Filter Complications Lawyer Washington DC

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IVC Filter Complications Lawyer Washington DC Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are small, cage-like devices that keep blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. Ever since IVC filters were introduced to mainstream medicine in the ‘70s, IVC filter insertion has increased dramatically. Filters made by manufacturer C.R. Bard have been linked to hundreds of patient injuries and dozens of deaths. The complications have prompted lawsuits against IVC filter manufacturers. There is long-documented evidence of filter problems. From 2005 to 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received nearly 1,000 adverse event reports for issues involving IVC filters, including device...
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Birth Control Injuries Lawyer Washington DC

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Birth Control Injuries Lawyer Washington DC The Essure implant, which was approved by the FDA in 2002, was marketed as safe and permanent birth control. The birth control device was considered revolutionary, as it was the first device to provide women a non-surgical alternative to tubal ligation, but it may also cause women long-lasting injuries. However, it’s been linked to thousands of injuries and many deaths over the years. Touted for requiring no surgery and being more than 99% effective, the birth control device uses two tiny coils permanently inserted in the fallopian tubes through the cervix and vagina to...
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Parents’ Lawsuit Against Vaccine Mandate Dismissed

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Judge Lawrence Knipel has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of parents who wanted to lift New York’s new measles vaccination order. Earlier this week, five parents who wish to remain anonymous, filed the lawsuit against the city health department for requiring mandatory vaccinations in parts of Brooklyn after a growing outbreak of the measles virus in the area. The parents accused the city of being irrational and said that the spread of the virus wasn’t dangerous to the public health. New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot issued the emergency order on April 9, ordering that everyone who...
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Truly Nolen Sued for Sexual Harassment

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Shatia Sims has filed a lawsuit against Truly Nolen, claiming she was fired after complaining about the sexual harassment she endured. Sims started working at Truly Nolen in May 2017 as a sales associate. She had experience as a pest control technician and originally applied for that position, but her manager told her he didn’t feel comfortable hiring a woman as a technician. According to the lawsuit, Sims was one of the few women who worked at the Broward County office and endured frequent sexual harassment from her male co-workers. She claimed that one technician asked her if she had...
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Abused Woman Sues Alan Dershowitz for Defamation

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A woman who says she was sexually abused by multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein when she was underage has filed a lawsuit against high-profile attorney Alan Dershowitz, alleging he made false statements against her. Virginia Giuffre alleges in the lawsuit that Dershowitz, who used to represent Epstein, knowingly made untrue and defamatory statements about her. She says that Dershowitz was involved in Epstein’s sex trafficking operation and that she had sex with him as part of that operation. “Defendant Dershowitz was Epstein’s attorney, close friend, and co-conspirator. Dershowitz was also a participant in sex trafficking, including as one of the men to...
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Surfer’s Family Sues Surf Park for Wrongful Death

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The parents of Fabrizio Stabile, who died last year after contracting brain-eating amoeba while surfing at BSR Cable Park, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the waterpark. According to the lawsuit, “BSR’s blue-green dyed waves masked a pathogen soup in which Naegleria fowleri amoeba — ‘the brain-eating amoeba’ — could thrive.” Stabile and his friends came from New Jersey to surf at the park on Sept. 8. “While he was surfing and in the water at BSR Surf Park, Naegleria fowleri amoebae from BSR’s toxic water entered into Fabrizio Stabile’s nose and migrated into his brain,” the suit claims....
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Injury Attorneys In DC Go Over Melvin Rees Murder Case

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Melvin David Rees was a serial killer and rapist in the greater Washington DC Metropolitan area, who committed five murders in Virginia and Maryland between 1957 and 1959. His nickname is “the Sex Beast.” During the early ’50s, Rees attended the University of Maryland in College Park, just outside Washington, D.C. A talented musician, Rees dropped out of UMD before graduation to pursue a musical career. After dropping out, Rees travelled around the D.C. area and played at local jazz clubs. In 1955, Rees attempted to force an unidentified 36-year-old woman into his car, but she escaped. He was arrested...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Espionage Case

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In February 1950, British authorities arrested a German-born scientist who was living in England  named Klaus Fuchs on suspicion of providing the Soviet Union with classified information regarding the American atomic bomb program in Los Alamos, New Mexico. While under arrest, Fuchs’ confessed to ties to the Soviets, which led to the arrest in May 1950 of Philadelphia chemist Harry Gold, who served as a courier between Fuchs and his Soviet handler, Anatoli Yakovlev. Gold confessed to the FBI that in June 1945 a U.S. Army officer provided him with classified information from Los Alamos, which Gold then turned over...
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Washington DC Injury Attorneys Go Over US vs. Nixon Case

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The landmark United States Supreme Court case United States vs. Nixon arose out of the Watergate scandal, which occurred during the 1972 Presidential campaign between Democratic Senator George McGovern and President Richard Nixon. The headline-making event happened just five months before the Presidential election on June 17, 1972, when five burglars broke into Democratic party’s national headquarters inside the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. In May 1973, Nixon’s Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, appointed Washington attorney Archibald Cox, who served as U.S. Solicitor General under President John F. Kennedy, to the position of special prosecutor, charged with investigating the burglary. In...
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Families Claim Preschool Failed to Stop Sexual Abuse

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Eight families have filed a lawsuit against the Washington Hebrew Congregation, which operates the Edlavitch Tyser Early Childhood Center, claiming they did nothing to stop a teacher from sexually abusing their children for two years. According to the lawsuit, the defendants enabled sexual abuse of children by Jordan Silverman, an assistant teacher who came to the preschool in 2016. The 23 plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege that the school is liable for letting the sexual abuse, which spanned from March 2016 to August 2018, continue. They argue that they allowed and encouraged Silverman to be alone with the children, which...
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Former Rochester Meteorologist Sues TV Station

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Jeremy Kappell, a former meteorologist who was fired after he appeared to say a racial slur on air, has filed a lawsuit against WHEC-TV. The lawsuit stems from an evening broadcast of News10NBC on Jan. 4, 2019. Kappell showed a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and uttered what sounded like the phrase, “Dr. Luther C**n King Jr. Park.” Vice President and General Manager Richard Reingold said that even though the words were said on Friday, management didn’t find out about it until Sunday. “I regret that we did not immediately interrupt the broadcast and apologize on the spot,”...
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ACLU Sues District Court Over ‘Broken Bail System’

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit against Detroit’s 36th District Court, alleging its cash bails system is unconstitutional. According to the lawsuit, the magistrates who preside over arraignments discriminate against poor people “by locking them up because they cannot afford to pay while allowing those who have money to go free.” “A person’s freedom should not depend on how much money they have,” said Dan Korobkin, ACLU of Michigan’s deputy legal director. “Bail was originally intended to ensure a person returns to court to face charges against them. But instead, the money bail system has morphed...
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Woman Sues for Being Pressured Into an Abortion

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Reneizha Morris has filed a lawsuit against UnityPoint Methodist, claiming the hospital pushed her to have an abortion. Morris was admitted to the hospital in November 2017 for a psychiatric evaluation after having a problem with her medication. During routine testing, she found out that she was pregnant. There was a miscommunication within the hospital, so she was injected with a drug called Methotrexate, which leads to severe birth defects when given to pregnant women. The lawsuit says that when Morris decided she wanted to keep the baby, the hospital’s legal team got involved. “Morris’s attorneys have found the hospital’s...
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Injury Accident Lawyers In DC Go Over Samantha Josephson Murder Case

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Waiting outside Five Points area of Columbia, South Carolina, Samantha Josephson hopped into a car she mistakenly thought was an Uber early in the morning on Friday, March 21, 2019 and it was the last ride of her life. The 21-year-old senior at University of South Carolina was found 12 hours later, likely stabbed to death. The New Jersey native’s body was found by turkey hunters in rural Clarendon County later in the day on Friday. According to a statement released by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division,  the Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock’s autopsy showed that she died of...
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University Employee Sued After Fatal Car Wreck

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David Robert Lee, a Clemson University employee who was charged with a DUI, is being sued for wrongful death. Police reports said that Lee hit a 79-year-old woman crossing Main Street on March 8. Virginia Byrne was hospitalized and died of blunt force trauma to the head on March 10. Her husband, Leonard Byrne, filed a lawsuit against Lee, alleging that he was negligent in driving while drunk and rapidly accelerating his car in an area that many pedestrians walk through. Byrne said that he and his wife were coming back from church around 8 p.m. when he parked his...
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Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett for Alleged Attack Case

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The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett, accusing him of purposely deceiving police by falsely describing his alleged assailants as white men. “(Smollett) made this statement despite knowing that the Osundairo Brothers are not white-skinned,” the lawsuit says. “By providing this false description, (Smollett) purposely misled the CPD officers to believe that his attackers were white, when, in fact, (Smollett) knew that his attackers were the Osundairo brothers.” The lawsuit stems from a supposed hoax set up by the “Empire” actor on Jan. 29. Smollett told police that he was attacked by two white men wearing...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Robert Eric Wone Homicide Cases

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In 2006, Robert Eric Wone was a 32-year-old Washington DC lawyer living in suburban Oakton, Virginia working general counsel at Radio Free Asia in downtown Washington, D.C. He had to work late on the night of Aug. 2, 2006 and instead of making the long commute home, he opted to spend the night at the home of his college friend, Joseph Price, a D.C. resident and prominent attorney, who lived with his domestic partner Victor Zaborsky, and their lover Dylan Ward. Later that evening, Wone, who was straight, was found stabbed to death in the home’s guest bedroom. Due to...
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Former Students Sue Glen Mills Schools

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Four former students have filed a lawsuit against Glen Mills Schools, the oldest reform school in the United States, alleging they endured cruel and unusual punishment while they were there. According to the lawsuit, the youth housed at Glen Mills Schools’ Delaware County campus endured extreme psychological and physical abuse and were denied proper education. The lawsuit claims that the abuse disproportionately affected black youths and students with special needs. “Children languished in a limited, self-directed, online credit recovery program without the support of teachers or instruction,” Maura McInerney, legal director for Education Law Center, said. “If we as a...
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Students Sue for Not Being Allowed a BSU Club

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Eleven high school students in the McKeesport Area School District have filed a civil lawsuit against the district, accusing them of repeatedly denying their efforts to form a club called the Black Student Union. The McKeesport Area School District and Superintendent Mark Holtzman are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the school district violated the students’ First Amendment rights by stopping them from forming the club. The lawsuit additionally claims that the district violated the federal Equal Access Act and argues that student should be able to form such a club “without administrative interference and without...
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Anderson School Sued for Autistic Student’s Injuries

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The parent of a 9-year-old boy who was allegedly injured while being dragged down a school hallway by a teacher and teaching assistant, has filed a lawsuit against the Anderson School District. The incident that prompted the lawsuit occurred on April 24, 2018. The boy was assigned to a self-contained classroom because of his mental challenges and had an individual education plan. However, he was participating in a “fun day” at the school with a bounce house ball pit and became overstimulated. According to the lawsuit, teacher Kimberly Barefoot and teaching assistant Chrystal Vaughn dragged him from the play area,...
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Injury Lawyers In Washington DC Go Over Daron Wint Murder Trial

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A Maryland man named Daron Wint was found guilty on Oct. 25, 2018 of the 2015 brutal quadruple murder of a prominent Washington D.C. family. After a headline-making trial, Wint was convicted of the first-degree murder of affluent businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy Savopoulos, their 10-year-old son Philip and their housekeeper, Veralicia “Vera” Figueroa, on May 14, 2015, after he held them hostage for 19 hours and then brutally murdered them in their home. On May 14, 2015,  fire fighters found the four bound, tortured and murdered in the Savopoulos’ multimillion-dollar mansion in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington,...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over John Wayne Gacy Murder Case

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John Wayne Gacy was a serial killer and rapist, who sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois. Gacy’s first legal troubles began in March 1968, when a teenager named Donald Voorhees told his father that Gacy had sexually assaulted him the year prior. Donald Voorhees Sr. immediately informed the police and Gacy was arrested and charged with oral sodomy and the attempted assault of a 16-year-old named Edward Lynch. Gacy vehemently denied the charges and subsequently demanded to take a polygraph test to clear his name....
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Women Sue for Rapes By Fake Uber Drivers

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Three women who were sexually assaulted by fake Uber drivers have filed a lawsuit against the ride sharing service, accusing them of failing to warn riders about the issue. According to the lawsuit, Uber makes it easy for sexual predators to obtain Uber labels to trick customers. The company provides a printable version of the Uber logo for drivers who want to print one one their own and put it on their car window. The lawsuit additionally alleges that the company hasn’t properly warned customers about the risk of fake Uber drivers. The lawsuit comes more than a week after...
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City of Tallahassee Sued for Discrimination

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Sandra Manning, Tallahassee’s special project manager, has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming she was passed over for a job because of her age and race. Manning said that a former city manager Anita Favors was preparing to retire in 2015 and was told by Reese Goad “to get prepared to oversee all communication efforts.” Rick Fernandez was appointed to city manager’s post, who appointed current city spokeswoman Alison Faris to interim director of communication efforts. Manning was appointed to director of community relations under Goad, who is now the city manager. Fernandez was removed from his position in...
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KMCO Contractors Sue After Chemical Plant Explosion

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Three contractors who worked at the KMCO plant in Crosby have filed a lawsuit against the chemical storage facility after a chemical fire occurred. They claimed officials knew about the valve leak that caused the explosion and didn’t do anything about it. The fire happened on April 2 and killed one worker and injured several others. The lawsuit claims that KMCO officials were aware of the leak in the check valve on a high pressure line containing isobutylene. The leak caused the flammable gas to start a fire. “Our information and belief, before the explosion it became apparent to personnel...
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Tire Company Settles Lawsuit With Transgender Man

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A&E Tire Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $60,000 and to write a letter of apology after a transgender man sued them for allegedly discriminating against him during the hiring process. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit in September 2017 on behalf of Egan Woodward after A&E Tire Inc. took back their offer once they found out he was transgender. On May 16, 2014, manager Derrick Haight interviewed Woodward for a managerial position in the company and everything seemed to go well. The lawsuit said that Haight told Woodward he had the job as long...
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Bill Cosby Agrees to Settle Defamation Lawsuit

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Bill Cosby has settled a federal lawsuit brought by seven women who claimed he defamed their character after they went public with their sexual assault allegations. These women filed the lawsuit in 2014, accusing Cosby of falsely branding them as liars after they said he sexually assaulted them. Joseph Cammarata, an attorney for the women, said that they’re all satisfied with the settlement. However, a statement posted to Cosby’s Twitter and Instagram pages said that he didn’t settle any cases and that the AIG insurance firm did so without his knowledge or consent. “He is not paying anything to anyone,...
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Motel 6 Settles Immigration Lawsuit

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Motel 6 has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state alleging the hotel chain improperly provided immigration officials with the names of guests. According to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the information the hotel chain gave out resulted in targeted investigations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who went after individuals with Latino-sounding names. “Motel 6′s actions tore families apart and violated the privacy rights of tens of thousands of Washingtonians,” Ferguson said in a statement. “Our resolution holds Motel 6 accountable for illegally handing over guests’ private information without a warrant.” Between 2015 and 2017, four of...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Nipsey Hussle Murder

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Rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside of his clothing store The Marathon, in Los Angeles in the afternoon on March 31, 2019. Two other people were injured in the shooting, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Just a half hour before his murder, the rapper tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.” In 2010, Hussle, whose birth name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom, founded the record label All Money In, which he debuted with the release of “The Marathon,” the rapper’s fifth official mixtape. In a PR movie, he sold only 1000 copies of his...
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Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Pushed Out of Job

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Charles Giampaolo, who survived the Las Vegas mass shooting and witnessed his father-in-law get shot in front of him, has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, for pushing him out of the company. Giampaolo went back to work at Elevator Service Co. Inc. less than three weeks after the massacre. Although he wasn’t injured in the rampage, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. He suffered from insomnia and nightmares, and he had a panic attack at a work event with a crowd of almost 800 people. The lawsuit alleges that Giampaolo’s bosses made work more difficult for him...
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Family Sues Ethiopian Airlines for Wrongful Death

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The family of Samya Stumo, who was killed in an Ethiopian Airlines crash last month, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines and a Delaware company accused of manufacturing a defective part of the plane. On March 10, Stumo was traveling for her job when the Boeing 737 Max 8 went down. The crash killed all 157 passengers. This is the first lawsuit on behalf of an American and contains nine counts against Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing and Rosemount Aerospace, Inc., including negligence, breach of warranty, failure to warn and civil conspiracy. The lawsuit alleges that Boeing rushed...
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Students Forced to Work for Little to No Pay

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Two doctoral students have filed a lawsuit against a Michigan State professor for allegedly making them work long hours at his engineering company for little to no pay. According to the lawsuit, Parviz Soroushian took advantage of doctoral students Talal Salem and Salina Ramli at his Lansing lab, Metna Co. Salem took a job as research assistant at Metna Co. after joining the university’s doctoral program in 2017. Soroushian originally told him that he would pay him $300 a month for just a few hours of work, but later required him to work full-time. He got paid just a few...
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California Hospital Sued for Secretly Filmed Women

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Multiple women have filed a lawsuit against Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., alleging they were filmed without their knowledge during childbirth and surgery. According to the lawsuit, hospital employees put up cameras in operating rooms in 2012 after they received reports of stolen medication. These cameras also recorded female patients at the hospital as they underwent childbirth, examinations, operations and other medical procedures. The lawsuit alleges that the hospital didn’t just invade the women’s privacy, but they also stored the video footage on computers used by multiple people. I. Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, believes...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over DC Sniper Attacks

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The D.C. sniper attacks were a series of shootings that put the Washington Metropolitan area on high alert for three weeks in October 2002. The shootings happened in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas. Ten people were shot and killed and three others were critically wounded in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and along Interstate 95 in Virginia. The crime spree came to a close at 3:15 a.m. on October 24, 2002, when John Allen Muhammad, who was 41-years-old at the time, and Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17-years-old at the time, were found sleeping in a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice...
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Special Ed. Teacher Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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Two female co-workers have accused Public School 97 special education teacher, James Gonzalez, of sexual harassment in a new lawsuit. “I woke up scared to go to work every day,” she said. “I knew he was going to ask me to have sex with him again and he’d get angry when I refused.” When the harassment allegedly began in November 2014, Gonzalez approached Francis from behind and pressed himself against her leg. When they were assigned to co-teach a second grade class in September 2017, the harassment got even worse. Michelle Francis, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, claims...
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Firefighter’s Toilet Prank Lawsuit Dismissed

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Union County Superior Court Judge James Wilson threw out a lawsuit brought by a firefighter who suffered injuries after he sat on a firehouse toilet. On Nov. 27, 2015, Raymond Johns sat down on a toilet while he was on duty at the firehouse and felt an explosion beneath him. He then found a lot of blood coming from the left side of his scrotum and a small firework in the toilet. Johns was later diagnosed with a second-degree burn to his scrotum and a contusion to his left testicle. When he went back to work, he didn’t suffer any...
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DC Personal Injury Attorneys Go Over Amanda Knox Murder Case

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Foreign exchange student Amanda Knox spent almost four years in an Italian prison for the 2007 murder of her flatmate, British student Meredith Kercher, who was killed at the age of 21 in Perugia, Italy, on Nov. 1, 2007. Kercher was found with her throat slashed on the floor of her bedroom on Nov. 2. She had been sexually assaulted. Following the discovery of her roommate’s body, Knox, who had said she’d spent the previous night with her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, was repeatedly interviewed without being given access to a lawyer. Knox later testified that she was subjected to...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Steven Avery Sexual Assault Case

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Wisconsin man Steven Avery was tried and convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen. After serving 18 years in prison, Avery was exonerated after the Wisconsin Innocence Project helped clear his name by matching the DNA at the crime scene to another man. Avery was released in 2003, but in 2005 he found himself at the epicenter of a much more serious crime, the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer who disappeared after photographing a vehicle at Avery’s Salvage Yard in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin on Oct. 31, 2005. Halbach was reported missing by her parents on November...
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Injury Lawyers In Washington DC Go Over Abby Lee Miller Fraud Case

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On October 13, 2015, Dance Mom’s star Abby Lee Miller was indicted for fraud for creating a secret bank account in 2012–2013 used to hide income from masterclasses, TV deals from Dance Moms and its spin-offs, and online merchandise sales. She also failed to file required monthly reports of income with the bankruptcy court for 13 months following her declaration of bankruptcy in 2010. It was all happenstance that the fraud was exposed. Pittsburgh Judge Thomas Agresti, who was the judge in Miller’s bankruptcy case, was about to approve her post-bankruptcy reorganization plan when he was channel surfing and saw...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Jerry Sandusky Child Molestation

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Penn State was rocked by a child sex abuse scandal in 2011 when Jerry Sandusky, an assistant coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team, was indicted on 52 counts of child molestation that occurred over a 15-year period between 1994 and 2009. After the scandal broke, reports emerged that Sandusky had picked and groomed his victims through his organization, The Second Mile, a charity formed to help disadvantaged youth. Sandusky was Penn State’s assistant football coach from 1969 to 1999. On November 4, 2011, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly indicted Sandusky on a myriad of counts, including involuntary...
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Beware the Dentist, You Might Die

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Whenever a person dies or is killed as a result of a negligent act or misconduct by another individual, the victim’s surviving members of the family are entitled to sue for what is called “wrong death” damages. Typically filed alongside criminal cases that involve a murder, whoever is found liable for the wrongful death is responsible to compensate with damages that fall under the category, regardless of whether or not the person is convicted of the crime associated with the victim’s death. Nonetheless, a person can only file for a claim of wrongful death if he or she is a...
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Montana’s Asbestos Laws

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Litigation based on asbestos injuries as well as property damages caused by asbestos has been considered the longest-running mass tort in the history of the United States. While it is not completely banned in the United States, there are still a large number of regulations and laws monitoring asbestos; both at the federal and state levels. These laws and statutes determine how companies, agencies, and sometimes even how individuals are allowed to manufacture, use and dispose of the substance. It is because asbestos is such a dangerous substance that these laws and regulations are made, so as to protect everyone...
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New Jersey’s Aging Schools and Asbestos

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A report conducted by the Institute of Education Services concluded that “the average age of public school buildings in the United States is 44 years.” However, in the state of New Jersey, the average age of its public schools is actually quite higher at more than 50 years. The number of aging schools is leading to growing questions as to how to address health problems that may occur. Historically, many public schools that were built in the 1950s and 1960s for the baby boomers used asbestos. Asbestos was incorporated into everything, from the ceiling to the floor tiles to the...
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Accident Injury Lawyers DC Go Over Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Tax Evasion Case

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino finally found a situation he could not get out of, pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion on Jan. 19, 2018. In September 2014, Sorrentino and his older brother Marc were indicted for tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States. In April of 2017, the MTV reality star charges of tax evasion and structuring funds to evade currency transaction reports were added. Along with his brother, Sorrentino admitted he concealed a portion of his taxable income on the $8.9 million that he earned between 2010 and 2012 in order to evade paying the...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Case

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In October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker published stories alleging that Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted copious amounts of women over decades. The former Miramax and The Weinstein Company mogul lost his job, his wife and his career almost instantly–but it wasn’t until the next year when he was officially charged with any crimes. On May 25, 2018, Weinstein surrendered and was arrested on sexual assault charges after he was accused of raping a woman he knew in a hotel room in March 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman in 2004 at his...
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Settlement in Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

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Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Oklahoma over the drugmaker’s part in opioid deaths in the state. In the lawsuit, Oklahoma claimed that Purdue, Johnson & Johnson and Teva are at least partly responsible for the thousands of opioid deaths across the state. In the settlement, Purdue has agreed to pay $102.5 million to build a new addiction treatment center, $20 million for treatment drugs, $12 million to cities and towns and $60 million to private attorneys. Members of the Sackler family, who own the pharmaceutical company, will pay an additional $75 million...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Gwyneth Paltrow Lawsuit

Gwyneth Paltrow found herself skiing into an expensive lawsuit three years after an alleged “ski and run” incident at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. In January 2019, a retired optometrist Terry Sanderson filed a $3.1 lawsuit against the Oscar winner after he alleged that she skied out of control back in February 2016. According to CNN, Sanderson stated in court documents that while skiing at the Deer Valley Resort, Paltrow allegedly “skied out of control … knocking him down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, and four broken ribs and other serious injuries.” Sanderson and...
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Personal Injury Lawyers Washington DC Go Over Operation Varsity Blues

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On March 12, 2019, the Justice Department charged 50 people, including Fuller House’s Lori Loughlin and former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, in six states in relation to a national and elaborate scheme to influence college admissions decisions around the country, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” by the FBI. The name is a reference to the 1999 James Van Der Beek film of the same name. Quickly details emerged that wealthy parents of college applicants allegedly paid substantial sums, totally more than $25 million between 2011 and 2018, to a “college admissions counselor” who used the money to fake their children’s...
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U.S. Army’s Bergdahl Sentencing Continues

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Master Sergeant Mark Allen was on a mission in Afghanistan back in July 2009 when he was shot in the head. Though nonfatal, the wound left him confined to a wheelchair permanently and he loss of the ability to speak. The mission’s purpose was to locate U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had abandoned his post a few day earlier. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban after deserting his station but the circumstances under which Bergdahl went missing has been the topic of issue in this case. Mark Allen was part of the team responsible for searching for Bergdahl after...
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DC Accident Injury Attorneys Go Over Joe Francis Misdemeanor Case

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On May 7, 2013, “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis was convicted after assaulting a woman in 2011. Francis was convicted on five misdemeanor counts—three counts of false imprisonment, one count of “dissuading a witness from reporting” and one count of assault, which caused great bodily injury. The incident happened at his home in Bel-Air. Francis faced up to five years for his crimes. According to L.A. County prosecutors, in 2011, Francis invited three women into his limo, parked outside the hotspot Supperclub in Hollywood, Calif. At the time, the City Attorney’s spokesman said that the women believed they were...
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Washington DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Brendan Dassey First-Degree Homicide

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Photographer Teresa Halbach was reported missing by her parents on November 3, 2005. Halbach was last seen visiting the Avery Salvage Yard in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin on October 31, 2005. Eventually, Halbach’s RAV4 was found on the Avery Property and on November 10, 2005, Calumet County Sheriff Jerry Pagel found Halbach’s burned remains on the property, along with her cell phone, license plates and car key were also recovered. On November 15, Avery Salvage Yard owner Steven Avery’s blood was found in her vehicle. Subsequently, Avery was charged with the kidnapping and murder of Halbach, mutilation of a corpse, and...
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Injury Lawyers Washington DC Go Over Charles Manson Murder Case

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On August 8, 1969, Charles Manson, who was the dynamic cult leader of “The Family,” sent three female members of the Family, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasabian, along with a fourth male Family member, Charles “Tex” Watson into Bel-Air on a mission for murder. The foursome stopped at 10050 Cielo Drive, where Sharon Tate, the actress and pregnant wife of Roman Polanski, were renting a home owned by Rudi Altobelli. She was spending time with coffee heiress Abigail Folger, her lover, Voytek Frykowski, and hair stylist Jay Sebring. That night, The Family members, sans Kasabian who was waiting...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Luann De Lesseps Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Case

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Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps was arrested early the morning of Christmas Eve in Palm Beach, Florida. She was taken into custody for drunk and disorderly conduct around 1:25 a.m. and arrested on charges of battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence and crimes against a person. According to a police report, authorities responded to a report of an intoxicated female at the Colony Hotel on Dec. 24, 2017 and that a security guard said that a woman and another man had trespassed in someone’s room while a housekeeping staff member was...
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Injury Lawyers Washington DC Go Over Dennis Rader Murder Case

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Terrorizing central Kansas for almost three decades, Dennis Rader was finally caught in 2005. The sexual sadist, who called himself “BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill), was arrested while driving near his home in Park City, Kansas on February 25, 2005. After a 14-year break in his crimes, Rader was eventually caught after taunting the police and the media with letters about his past crimes spurred on by the coverage of the 30th anniversary of BTK’s first kill. On February 28, 2005, Rader was charged with 10 counts of first degree murder. The murders ranged from 1974 to 1991. On March 1,...
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Accident Lawyers In DC Go Over Mendeecees Harris Drug Trafficking Case

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On Dec. 1, 2015, Mendeecees Harris, star of Love & Hip Hop NY star was sentenced to 97 months, for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy that police say involved shipping large amounts of cocaine and heroin from downstate New York to the Rochester area of the state. Harris’ criminal ordeal became a part of the show’s storyline as did his wedding, which turned out to be just for the cameras, to Love & Hip Hop NY star Yandy Smith, whom he shares four children with. During his sentencing, Harris said he’d grown up fatherless and turned to drugs...
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Personal Injury Lawyers In DC Go Over William Kennedy Smith Rape Case

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His family was no stranger to headlines, but William Kennedy Smith, the nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy, found himself in his own media storm after a woman named Patricia Bowman accused him of raping her at the Kennedy family compound on March 30, 1991 in Miami. The ensuing high-profile attracted intense media attention. The alleged incident began on the evening of Good Friday, March 29, 1991, when Smith went to a trendy bar with his uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy, and his cousin Patrick J. Kennedy in West Palm Beach, FLA. Bowman alleged that they all went back...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Jeffrey Dahmer Murder Case

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On July 22, 1991, 32-year-old Tracy Edwards flagged down two Milwaukee police officers and informed officers that he’d been attacked by a man in the nearby apartment, which they accompanied him to. When the officers got to the apartment, a man named Jeffrey Dahmer invited the policemen in. While inside the apartment, officers quickly found Polaroids which depicted human bodies in various states of dismemberment. Dahmer was quickly arrested. Four severed heads were found in his kitchen, as was a torso and two human hearts. Seven skulls were found in his bedroom. Various other body parts were also found within...
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Largest Personal Injury Compensation Payout Cut

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In an asbestos personal injury lawsuit a 70 year old Anthony Latz, a retired surveyor from Stonyfell, South Australian, was awarded a record-breaking compensation amount of $1.06 million. The Adelaide District Court made the first ever ruling for such a large payout and forced the company James Hardie, an asbestos manufacturer, to pay the exemplary damages. Anthony Latz was exposed to asbestos fibers when he used James Hardie products. Anthony Latz was building a fence for his property, a newly built home in Glenalta, and had used James Hardie branded cement sheets for the construction. The cement sheets themselves contained...
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Wheelchair Bound Victim Sues Tour Operator

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Owning a pool has its own shares of responsibilities such as preventing someone from drowning. The National Safety Council reports that almost 80 percent of all reported drowning incidences occur in residential pools and spas. As a result, anyone who owns a swimming pool risks facing lawsuits once an individual gets injured in or near the pool. However, what if you are not a pool owner but rather a tour guide introducing clients to a pool? Apparently, in the United Kingdom at least, you too can be liable for any injury accrued as a result of use of a pool....
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NHL Agrees to $19M Settlement for Concussions

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The National Hockey League has reached a $18.9 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by over 300 former players who claimed the league failed to protect them against head injuries. In addition to the monetary damages, the settlement includes neurological testing and assessment for players paid by the league, up to $75,000 in medical treatments for players who test positive on two or more of the tests and a “Common Good Fund” for retired players who need care. Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby, who isn’t part of the lawsuit, said the league and players’ association have to have a role in...
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Avoiding Personal Injury While Playing League Sports

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Maryland injury lawyers Although playing sports can benefit you mentally and physically, you should be aware that you are taking a great risk by playing and might wind up in need of Maryland injury lawyers. Thankfully, there are steps to help you reduce the risk of injury. Read the list below for some tips on protecting yourself from getting hurt.   Tips to Avoid Injury When someone is injured because of someone else’s negligence, malice, or recklessness, Maryland injury lawyers may be able to help them seek compensation for their injuries. If you get injured because of this, it may...
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Car Accident Lawyers In DC Go Over Jodi Arias Murder Case

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American salesman Travis Alexander was murdered in his house in Mesa, Arizona. Alexander sustained 27 to 29 knife wounds, a slit throat and a gunshot to the head on June 4, 2008. His body was not discovered until June 9. Suspicion quickly fell on Alexander’s on-again/off-again girlfriend, Jodi Arias. His friends told authorities that Alexander said his now ex-girlfriend was stalking him and hacking his Facebook. While searching Alexander’s home, police found his new digital camera in the washing machine. It was damaged but they were able to recover deleted images that showed Arias and Alexander in sexually suggestive poses,...
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