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Ann Arbor Principal Sues School District

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Shannon Blick has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the Ann Arbor Public School District, accusing them of discriminating against her for being white. According to the lawsuit, Blick endured racial discrimination, was forced into paid leave, stripped of her principal role, and denied her right of free speech. Blick was hired as principal at Lawton Elementary in September 2013 and the district announced her indefinite leave in a message to parents on May 1. The lawsuit claims that the district constructively terminated Blick on April 26 when they forced her to take a leave of absence, partly because of...
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Palm Beach Family Sues Funeral Home

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The family of a woman who was hit by a car six months ago has filed a lawsuit against Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, claiming they shared a photo of their deceased daughter on Facebook. Jakiel Allyson Jones’ parents said that a family friend informed them about the post and their attorney claims that only the funeral home had access to the body. The photo was taken on a concrete slab in the prep room before the funeral. “My baby was partially clothed on a mortuary slab with her hair pulled back,” Deanna Washington, the woman’s mother, said. “…her body had...
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NY Landlords Challenge New Rent Control Laws

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A group of New York landlords have filed a federal lawsuit to challenge new rent regulations that would cap what they can charge tenants in rent. The new laws have put a stop to provisions that allowed building owners to deregulate apartments, closed loopholes that let them raise rents and allow other localities with housing shortages to fashion their own regulations. In the lawsuit, landlords claim that the new laws deprive them of income and go against their constitutional rights. “The Rent Stabilization Laws, among other things, deprive property owners of a reasonable market return on their investment, devalue their...
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Female Police Officers Plan to Sue City of Mesa

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Several female Mesa police officers plan to file a lawsuit against the city of Mesa because they let a superior keep his job after they claimed he sexually harassed them. The group claims that the city didn’t properly investigate and discipline Sgt. Jeffrey Neese. Officer Amanda Cook said that she started receiving inappropriate text messages from Neese in March 2018. In one of the texts, Neese thanked Cook for a hug and told her it gave him “something more to think about in private moments.” Cook said that Neese continued to send these types of text messages for almost a...
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Lawsuit: McDonald’s Didn’t Hire Jewish Man

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Chalfont & Associates Group, the owner of the McDonald’s in Longwood, Florida, after they allegedly refused to hire a Jewish man for not shaving his beard. According to the lawsuit, Morteza Javadi applied for a part-time maintenance job at that McDonald’s in September 2016. During his interview, the hiring manager told Javadi that he would have to shave his beard to comply with the company’s grooming policy. Javadi told the manager that he couldn’t shave his beard because of his religion, but that he could wear a beard net....
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Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Asylum Rules

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A few civil rights groups have been filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration’s new rules that end asylum protections. The new policy will make migrants passing through another country on their way to the U.S. ineligible for asylum. It’s the most forceful attempt yet by President Trump to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in the U.S. “This is the Trump administration’s most extreme run at an asylum ban yet,” said American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt in a statement. “It clearly violates domestic and international law, and cannot stand.” The majority of migrants arriving at...
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Lawsuit Claims Florida Owes Teachers $30 Million

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Chris Alianiello, a former Orlando elementary school teacher, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Education, claiming that they allowed employer taxes to be wrongfully taken from bonuses, costing teachers hundreds of dollars per check. According to the lawsuit, the state let school districts pay teachers less than the bonus amounts required in the “Best and Brightest” program. The districts were given the go ahead to deduct from bonus taxes owed by the employer. Alianiello’s lawyers estimate that more than 100,000 teachers are owed between $25 million and $30 million for the past two school years. “Teachers...
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Judge Dismisses Officer’s Discrimination Lawsuit

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Superior Court Judge John Wilson threw out a lawsuit filed by Marrisa Taylor against the Union County Jail that alleged she was discriminated against by two superior officers. Taylor began working as a corrections officer at the jail in June 2008. She soon had a tense conversation with her supervisor Kevin Burkert regarding overtime. According to court papers, Burkert told newly hired officers to decline any overtime during their first 90 days of employment to stay on the union’s good side. Taylor, however, challenged his statement in front of other officers, saying that there we no such restriction. Three years...
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Uber Driver May Sue Because of Abusive Passengers

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Zonya Robinson, an Uber driver who was allegedly sexually harassed and hit with beer bottles by passengers, is considering suing the rideshare company. Last March, Robinson said she picked up one woman and three men outside of a nightclub in Fort Worth. When one of the men allegedly suggested that he would give her $100 to participate in a sexual situation, she pulled over and asked him to apologize. The female passenger said that she was sorry for what had just happened and then convinced the male to apologize. Robinson continued to drive. “I told them that I knew they...
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Michael Jackson Fans Sue Sexual Abuse Victims

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Multiple Michael Jackson fans have filed a lawsuit against the two victims of the deceased pop star’s alleged abuse, claiming they smeared his reputation. The lawsuit stems back to a documentary in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck alleged that Jackson sexually abused them when they were underage in the late 1980s and early 90s. The two are being sued in France, where it’s illegal to make criminal accusations against the deceased. Myriam Walter, the president of one of the fan groups, MJ Community, said about Jackson, “He had a great heart. It is not right to make these claims...
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Man Shot by Cop Receives $2.5M Settlement

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Gerald Cole, who was shot by an Indianapolis police officer in the back, has just settled his lawsuit for $2.5 million. The lawsuit stems back to an incident on Oct. 19, 2016. Officer James Perry was dispatched to the 100 block of North Denny St. He confronted Stephen Cole, Gerald’s brother, who was walking on the sidewalk carrying a box. Perry demanded that he put the box down and Stephen listened. However, when Perry instructed for Stephen to sit on the ground, he objected. He said he didn’t do anything wrong and wasn’t getting arrested. At this point, the accounts...
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Female Custodian Sues Edgewood City Schools

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A woman who used to be a custodian at Edgewood City Schools has filed a lawsuit against the district, alleging they didn’t do anything to stop the sexual harassment she endured from a co-worker. According to the lawsuit, the woman started receiving inappropriate text messages in 2017 from fellow custodian Daniel Benjamin. He also made sexual gestures toward her. When the woman told her supervisor that she didn’t like being around Benjamin because he made her feel uncomfortable, her supervisor said, “He’s just goofing around.” The woman said they never investigated Benjamin and his behavior got worse. In November 2017,...
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Michigan State Settles Lawsuit for $1.2M

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Michigan State University has settled a lawsuit for $1.2M with a woman and former football player who were involved in a Title IX investigation and lawsuits. They both agreed to put aside the findings of an investigation that discovered the football player violated the school’s sexual misconduct policy. The former female student, referred to as Jane Doe, received $475,000 from the university while Keith Mumphery received $725,000. Doe filed a lawsuit in November 2017, accusing the university of failing to provide her with support services and for not enforcing a campus ban against Mumphery, who was originally found not responsible...
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Former NYPD File Lawsuit Against New York Post

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Two former NYPD officers associated with a bribery scandal have filed a lawsuit against the New York Post after the news source released an article about the cops having group sex with a prostitute. The lawsuit stems from a private flight to Las Vegas on the weekend of the 2013 Super Bowl. Two Mayor de Blasio donors, Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, who showered police officers with gifts in exchange for official favors, were on the flight. Rechnitz’s friend Marco Franco, a prostitute, Gabi Grecko, and two cops, Deputy Inspector James “Jimmy” Grant and Det. Mike Milici were also aboard...
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Tenant Evicted Because She Had a Black Guest

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Victoria Sutton has filed a lawsuit against her former landlord after he allegedly evicted her for having a black co-worker over at the home she was renting. According to the lawsuit, the couple who own the home told her that they don’t let black people on her property and that she had to move out. In September 2018, Sutton invited over a black man and his 5-year-old son over for play dates with her two daughters. Her landlord, Allen McCoy, shortly came to her home and told her she had to leave. The lawsuit claims that McCoy called Sutton a...
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Teen Sues Greenville County School District for Abuse

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A teen who says she was sexually abused by her physical education teacher for more than two years has filed a lawsuit against the Greenville County Schools district. According to the lawsuit, Meghan Colleen Dougherty sexually and emotionally abused Keiya Bruster from 2014 to 2016. The suit states that Greenville County Schools knew about “prior instances concerning improper behavior concerning Dougherty” and that the district didn’t investigate Dougherty properly before they hired her. The district said that any alleged injury the victim suffered “was due to the intervening, independent and intentional criminal act of a third person … for which...
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Out-of-Work Employee Sues Bankrupt Coal Company

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David Engelbrecht has filed a class action lawsuit against Blackjewel, accusing the bankrupt company of violating federal law by failing to inform and compensate workers before closing down on July 1. According to the lawsuit, the coal company violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act because CEO Jeffrey Hoops didn’t get enough written notice of the layoffs and didn’t offer the workers 60 days of wages. “On or about July 1, 2019 and thereafter, Defendant (Blackjewel) terminated the Plaintiff’s employment as part of a mass layoff and/or plant closure which qualifies as an event for which he was entitled...
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Veterinarian Sued After Dog Gets Paralyzed and Dies

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Harold Lehr has filed a lawsuit against the Long Island Veterinary Specialists for giving his dog two risky MRIs that paralyzed him. Last fall, Lehr took his 14-year-old arthritic rescue dog to the vet office to get treated for a limp. The lawsuit claims that the vet gave him two MRIs that paralyzed Oscar. While the pooch was under anesthesia, the vet technicians forced his body into positions that damaged his spine. According to the lawsuit, Oscar was incontinent and in agony after the tests were performed. The suit additionally alleges that the dog wasn’t taken for walks or cleaned...
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Couple Sues Fertility Clinic Over IVF Mixup

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An Asian-American couple from Queens has filed a lawsuit against CHA Fertility Center in Los Angeles after the wife gave birth to someone else’s babies. The couple, identified as Y.Z. and A.P., had trouble getting pregnant for a while and turned to the CHA Fertility Center for help. The New York coupled made their way out to Los Angeles in January 2018 to meet with Dr. Joshua Berger and co-owner Simon Hong. They underwent a months-long regimen of vitamins, medicines, procedures and tests that yielded eight embryos. In July 2018, the doctor attempted to implant an embryo into A.P., but...
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Georgia Department of Driver Services Sued

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Kenneth Caban Gonzalez has filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Driver Services for allegedly treating Puerto Rican driver’s license applicants unfairly. Caban Gonzalez, who was born in Puerto Rico, moved to Southeast Georgia in 2017 and applied for a driver’s license at the Department of Driver Services office in Hinesville. He said that the staff kept his Puerto Rico driver’s license, original birth certificate and Social Security card and the he would be informed when he should pick them up. A few days later, a department employee sent Caban Gonzalez a text message, asking him to come to...
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Habitat for Humanity Employee Sues for Racism

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Andrea Cureton has filed a lawsuit against Habitat for Humanity in Columbus, alleging the store manager, Abby Davis, continuously made racist comments towards black people. Cureton started working at Habitat of Humanity in November 2015 as a volunteer coordinator. She claimed that she heard Davis say multiple derogatory remarks against black people. In one incident, Cureton alleged that Davis called her a shy monkey. She reported the incident to the executive director who said, “You’ve got Abby wrong, and if you are going to be like that then let’s just be professional and keep it at that.” Cureton also claimed...
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Car Accident Attorney Washington DC

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Injuries From Washington DC Car Accidents If you have been injured in a car accident in Washington DC that was not your fault, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a car accident lawyer that Washington DC accident victims trust and recommend. Please note that Cohen, Cohen, Leighton & Rodney does not accept cases in California, and except in very rare circumstances, will our firm even make a referral to a California lawyer. If someone close to you has been tragically killed in a car accident because of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, a...
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How to Find a Lawyer to Sue the LAPD for Police Brutality

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If you or a loved one has been a victim of police brutality at the hands of the LAPD, you have come to the right place. Despite being a hot-button topic ever since Rodney King was brutally beaten by four police officers in 1992, LAPD police brutality still exists in Los Angeles. While police brutality can be hard to prove due to a variety of factors, it can be prosecuted. However, sometimes prosecution isn’t possible or enough. And when that happens, compensation may be owed to the victim or victims for injuries suffered if you or someone you know who...
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Man Claims Kevin Spacey Groped Him in Nantucket

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A man has filed a lawsuit against Kevin Spacey, alleging the actor groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016. Spacey is also facing criminal charges from the incident. According to the lawsuit, Spacey gave the alleged victim alcohol at the bar and then starting touching and fondling his genitals for a while without his consent. He has “suffered, and will continue to suffer in the future, severe mental distress and emotional injuries.” The lawsuit additionally alleges that Spacey’s “explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct with [the accuser],” has made the plaintiff unable to fully disclose to what...
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AMA Sues North Dakota Over Two Abortion Laws

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The American Medical Association has filed a lawsuit against the state of North Dakota in an effort to block two abortion related laws. One of the laws, which is set to take effect Aug. 1, requires doctors in North Dakota to inform patients that medical abortions can be reveresed. According to the AMA, that is “a patently false and unproven claim unsupported by scientific evidence.” “Indeed, once an abortion has occurred, whether by medication abortion or by any other means, a woman is no longer pregnant, which cannot be reversed,” the lawsuit says. The AMA is also challenging and existing...
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Immigrant Workers Sue Utah Hotel for Exploitation

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Four Filipino workers have filed a lawsuit against the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, claiming the hotel promised them training and cultural immersion, but instead had them work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay. The four plaintiffs — Jann Descanzo, Veronica Bondoc, Glen Segundino and Marianne Ponio – studied tourism in the Philippines and came to the United States to learn more about the hospitality industry. They each paid more than $3,000 in travel costs and recruitment fees. According to the lawsuit, the hotel used a type of visa similar to an internship program, but treated...
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UC Berkeley Gets Sued Over Enrollment Growth

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The city of Berkeley and a neighborhood group have filed a lawsuit against the University of Berkeley for their uncontrolled enrollment growth. Between the years of 2015 and 2018, the population at the university grew from 31,800 to 40,955 and by 2022, will increase by another 4,000 students. However, in 2005, the university predicted that the student population would only increase about 5 percent through 2020. By 2018, the increase in the number of students actually rose close to 29 percent. The increased enrollment puts a $21 million strain on the city, and city officials want the university to pay...
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Parents Sue Education Leaders Over Unequal Funding

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A group of parents plan to file a lawsuit against Massachusetts’ education leaders, accusing them of not providing low-income black and Latino students the same quality of education as their more well off white peers. According to the lawsuit, the spending gaps between poor and affluent systems have been widening for years, giving well off students access to the best education money can buy. Poor students, on the other hand, have to sit in crowded classrooms and use outdated textbooks and computers. The lawsuit claims that it negatively affects their performance on standardized tests and reduces their ability to graduate...
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Rape Victim Claims Baptist Leader Humiliated Her

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A former student at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has filed a lawsuit against Paige Patterson, the former Southern Baptist Convention president, accusing him of intimidating and humiliating her after she reported multiple rapes to him. The woman, who is listed as “Jane Roe” in the lawsuit, said that Patterson shamed her and ignored her after she told him about how she was stalked and raped at gunpoint by a male seminary student in 2014 and 2015. Roe enrolled at the seminary in 2014 and met her alleged assailant soon after that. He had access to the building Roe lived...
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SF Cops Accuse Police Department of Discrimination

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Thirteen San Francisco police officers have filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging they were passed up for promotions for being white and male. According to the lawsuit, the city uses an “obscure and biased promotional process” that makes it possible for officers who score lower on examinations to be promoted over higher-scoring candidates.” The suit adds that city uses the process to promote a higher percentage of minority and female candidates than would be promoted in a system based on scores. “This is not about ‘officers against officers,’ but about an administration trickling its discriminatory practices and tactics, and...
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Family Sues City for Shooting and Killing Son

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The family members of Michael Elam Jr., who was shot and killed by a police officer earlier this year, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago. The lawsuit stems from an incident on Feb. 16 in the 2100 block of South Keeler. Police officers tried to pull over a vehicle that Elam was in for speeding and headlight violations. Police said the driver refused to stop and crashed into a fence nearby. After the crash, Elam and the other people in the car fled the scene. Police officer Adolf Bolanos then opened fire on Elam, striking him in...
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Parents Accuse Teachers of Bullying Students

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A group of parents have filed a lawsuit against Chicago Public School Systems, claiming students at two Chicago schools have endured chronic bullying from teachers for over a year. “These parents, they sit here today, they love their children. Most parents love their children and was them to be protected but they feel helpless because they’re not getting what they deserve, what the school system has promised them and that’s why we filed this lawsuit,” Michael Oppenheimer, an attorney for the parents said. “We’re putting everyone on notice that there needs to be a change.” A special needs teacher at...
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Anchors Sue NY1 for Gender and Age Discrimination

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Five female anchors at NY1, a well-known local station in New York, have filed a lawsuit against the news organization, accusing them of gender and age discrimination. According to the lawsuit, NY1 management made programming decisions that favored female and male anchors and discriminated against the older and more experienced women at the station. The lawsuit was filed by Roma Torre, who was the first on-air talent at NY1. Jeanine Ramirez, Kristen Shaughhnessy, Vivian Lee and Amanda Farinacci have joined her in the lawsuit. “New Yorkers deserve to have the most talented journalists deliver the news,” Douglas Wigdor, the attorney...
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Portland Man Sues Landlord for Unsafe Conditions

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Brian Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Income Property Management, the property management company that manages his apartment complex in Portland, claiming the living conditions are dangerous and unsanitary. According to the lawsuit, the units in The Yard at Union Station are uninhabitable. There are cockroaches, drug dealing, assaults, squatters, leaks and broken lights in the building. “Every time I went out, it was a lot of anxiety because you never knew who was going to come out from dark corners. Lights were out, bulbs weren’t being replaced — it’s insane,” Jackson said. “Their mission statement brags about how they’re...
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Four Women Accuse Curtis Hill of Sexual Harassment

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Four women have filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Curtis Hill, claiming that he touched them inappropriately during a party last year. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, a Democrat from Munster; Gabrielle McLemore, communications director for Indiana Senate Democrats; Samantha Lozano, a legislative assistant for Indiana House Democrats; and Niki DaSilva, a legislative assistant for Indiana Senate Republicans. The lawsuit claims that their colleagues treated them poorly after the allegations became public. “They’ve been mocked and ridiculed by their colleagues,” said Hannah Kaufman Joseph, an attorney for the women. “They’ve been the subject of...
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Mother Files Lawsuit for Son’s Attempted Suicide

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A mother of a 10-year-old boy has filed a lawsuit against the Charleston County School District, accusing them of improperly handling multiple bullying incidents that ultimately caused her son to try to commit suicide. The boy started going to Deer Park Middle School on August 17, 2017. The CCSD employees at the school were informed that the boy had an intellectual disability and that he had an Individualized Education Plan that required a CCSD do accompany him while on school property. According to the lawsuit, there was a total of four bullying incidents, and the first incident occurred just two...
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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Rule to Post Prices on TV Ads

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Three U.S. drug makers filed a lawsuit to block a new government regulation that would force them to include the prices of their prescription drugs in television ads. According to the lawsuit, the new rule would mislead patients about how much they have to pay for prescription drugs. “The impetus for the lawsuit is drug prices in TV ads, but the crux of it is HHS [Health and Human Services] not having the authority to mandate this action,” said Eli Lilly in a statement. “Not only does the rule exceed the department’s statutory authority and raise freedom of speech concerns,...
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Disney World Settles Lawsuit With Mother

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Melissa Weber, whose 11-year-old daughter was attacked by a drunk teen wearing Mickey Mouse ears at Epcot, has finally settled her lawsuit with Disney. The lawsuit stemmed from an incident on Jan. 13, 2017. A 17-year-old Naples girl grabbed the child by the hair, tossed her into a garbage can and then starting punching her when she was on the ground. She was also accused of attacking another person at the park and was charged with child abuse, battery and criminal mischief. The 17-year-old was with her boyfriend and a friend, who all appeared to be drunk, according to a...
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Former Utah County Commissioner Files Lawsuit

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Former Utah County commissioner, Greg Graves, has filed a defamation lawsuit against fellow commissioners, saying they told the public about the sexual harassment allegations he was facing. According to the lawsuit, a female employee filed a complaint in 2017 that claimed Graves touched her inappropriately on the leg and talked about sex. Graves said that this never happened. He said the woman made up the accusations to receive a financial settlement and that two of his colleagues spread the rumor because they wanted him removed from his position. An investigator who was hired by the county to look into the...
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Bryan Singer Agrees to Pay $150,000 to Settle Lawsuit

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Director Bryan Singer has settled a lawsuit that claimed he raped a 17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago for $150,000. The lawsuit was filed in December 2017 by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman. He said that he met Singer in Seattle at a yacht party in 2003 and that Singer offered to show him around before he led him to a bedroom and demanded sex. When Sanchez-Guzman denied his avances, Singer allegedly sexually assaulted him. The settlement was proposed in Seattle’s bankruptcy court, where Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy in 2014. The agreement says that his claim against Singer wasn’t listed as...
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Judge’s Ruling Against Border Wall Lawsuit Challenged

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The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives are appealing a federal judge’s ruling to not block President Donald Trump from financing a border wall. Judge Trevor McFadden determined earlier this month that the House didn’t have enough standing to bring the challenge and that the court shouldn’t interfere between the fight between the House and the President. “The Court declines to take sides in this fight between the House and the President,” McFadden wrote. “This case presents a close question about the appropriate role of the Judiciary in resolving disputes between the other two branches of the Federal Government. To be clear,...
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Lawsuit to Block Obama Center is Dismissed

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U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey threw out a lawsuit that attempted to block the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park. The lawsuit was brought by Protect Our Parks that alleged Chicago and its park district couldn’t legally transfer 20 acres of public land in Jackson Park to a private entity. Lawyers for the city, however, said that there wasn’t anything illegal about using the Jackson Park lands. “There can be no question that there are direct benefits,” Lawyer Michael Scordro said. “This is a museum that we should be grateful it is open.” The Obama Foundation...
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Oberlin College Ordered to Pay Ohio Bakery for Libel

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A jury has ordered Oberlin College to pay $11 million to Gibson’s Bakery for wrongly accusing it of racially profiling students. In November 2016, three black Oberlin students were arrested at Gibson’s Bakery, which is very close to campus. Jonathan Aladin was arrested for attempted robbery for allegedly trying “to steal wine or otherwise illegally obtain wine” from the bakery. The two other students, Cecelia Whettston and Endia J. Lawrence, were arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault. The lawsuit claims that staff members of Oberlin College attempted to discredit the bakery after that. The suit also said that Oberlin Vice...
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Author Sues Publisher for Accusing Her of Racism

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Jordanian-American author Natasha Tynes has filed a lawsuit against book publisher Rare Bird Lit Inc., claiming they wrongly accused her of racism after she tweeted a photo of a black D.C. Metro transit employee eating on a train. Back in May, Tynes made national and international news in May after she tweeted that photo. Next to the photo, she wrote, “I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train. This is unacceptable. Hope @wmata responds. When I asked the employee about this, her response was ‘worry about yourself.'” Many people perceived Tynes’ actions as an “unwarranted tattletale attack...
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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Faces Lawsuit

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The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, claiming they knowingly paid illegal kickbacks to make millions and force American taxpayers to pay for it. According to the lawsuit, the drug company used the Chronic Disease Fund as a conduit to pay kickbacks as part of a plan to maintain the high price of Acthar. “The scheme allowed the Company to continually raise Acthar’s price yet market it as ‘free’ to patients and doctors, shifting the drug’s ever-increasing cost to Medicare,” the government said in its complaint. “As a result of its conduct, Mallinckrodt caused the...
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Phoenix Pays $200K to Family of Man Who Died

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The city of Phoenix has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $200,000 with the family of a 65-year-old man who died after sustaining serious injuries during a police arrest. The incident stemmed from a phone call to the police on Oct. 6, 2014 of domestic violence at Balantine Mbegbu’s home. The caller said that the husband and wife were fighting. Officers Matthew Johnson and Celina Gonzales arrived to the scene and spoke to Mbegbu’s wife, who was outside. They told her that they needed to speak to her husband, who was eating dinner inside. The officer proceeded to go into...
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Trump Administration Tries to Stop Climate Lawsuit

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The Trump Administration has made yet another argument against a group of young people who have filed a lawsuit trying to compel the government to take action on climate change. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2015 by 21 young people who said that the failure of government leaders to deal with climate change violates their constitutional right to a clean environment. The lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial last fall before a district judge in Oregon. However, it was delayed at the last minute while the Supreme Court considered an emergency request from the government. In the beginning...
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Developers Sue Apple Because of Abusive Monopoly

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Developers have filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of monopolizing app distribution and forcing them to sell their iOS apps through the app store. ”[F]rom the outset, Apple attained monopoly power in the U.S. market for iOS app and in-app-product distribution services by slamming the door shut on any and all potential competitors. And it has barred the door ever since,” the lawsuit said. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, iOS developers Donald R. Cameron and Pure Sweat Basketball Inc., said the 30% commission Apple takes on sales of paid apps is “supra-competitive” and that developers have to pay the...
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Thomas Keller Pregnancy Discrimination Trial

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Vanessa Scott-Allen, a former employee at the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, claims that the company denied a job transfer and then terminated her because she was pregnant. The case went to trial Monday in Napa County Superior Court, more than two and a half years after the lawsuit was filed. According to the lawsuit, Scott-Allen was hired at Per Se in New York in 2011 as a kitchen server. She received multiple promotions and was finally named captain or head waiter at the restaurant. In 2016, Scott-Allen wanted to move to the West Coast with her husband and told General...
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Scottie Pippen Says 5-Year-Old Damaged His Home

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Scottie Pippen has filed a lawsuit against the parents of a 5-year-old girl who allegedly defaced his Florida mansion with markers and crayons. He said there were more than $109,000 in damages. The former Bulls star said that the girl damaged “certain elements of the property” with coloring tools, adding that her parents, comedian Lindsay Glazer and Jacob Woloshin, had “responsibility for her conduct.” Glazer has denied Pippen’s claims. “Who would have ever thought that Dennis Rodman would be strengthening relations with North Korea, and Scottie ‘no tippin’ Pippen would be the crazy one suing little girls?” she said. The...
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Discrimination Lawsuit Against Mississippi

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Four African-American Mississippians have filed a lawsuit to put a stop to what they claim is a racially discriminatory system for choosing Mississippi’s governor. The provision that prompted the lawsuit says candidates running for governor have to win a majority of the popular vote and a majority of the state’s 122 House districts. If no candidate fulfills these requirements, a statewide election is decided by the Mississippi Hous, and representatives don’t have to vote as their districts did. “The scheme has its basis in racism — an 1890 post-Reconstruction attempt to keep African Americans out of statewide office,” said former...
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Milwaukee Pays Nearly $7M To Settle Inmate’s Death

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Milwaukee County has paid $6.75 million to the family of Terrill Thomas, a man who died of dehydration while sitting in jail. When Thomas was in jail in April 2016, the guards shut off the water in his cell because he flooded his previous cell by putting a mattress in the toilet. He died about six days later from dehydration. Other inmates said they heard him beg for water before he died. The lawsuit specifically named former Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke, who runs the jail. It alleges that he “knowingly sanctioned” the decision to cut off the inmates’ water...
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Man Attacked By Emotional Support Dog Sues Delta

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Marlin Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines and the passenger whose emotional support dog attacked him during a flight in June 2017. According to the lawsuit, Jackson was sitting in a window seat when a dog sitting in the lap of the passenger next to him attacked his face and pinned him against the window of the plane. “The attack was briefly interrupted when the animal was pulled away from Mr. Jackson. However, the animal broke free and again mauled Mr. Jackson’s face,” the lawsuit alleges. Jackson bled so heavily that the entire row of seats had...
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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Professor

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Ana Kono has filed a lawsuit against the University of Miami, claiming they didn’t protect her against sexual harassment from her doctoral advisor, marketing professor, Juliano Laran. Kono moved across the country to pursue a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Miami in 2014. She said that Laran repeatedly sexually harassed her and threatened that “he would make sure [her] career would be over before it even began” if she switched to another adviser. Kono added that he made her uncomfortable by telling sexually fraught stories in front of her and other students and calling her a boring mom....
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Ban on Broadcasting Court Cases is Challenged

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A group of journalists have filed a federal lawsuit to call into question a Maryland law that forbids broadcasting criminal trials. They claim that the rule goes against their First Amendment rights. “Although they hope to use Maryland’s court recordings for different purposes — some for journalistic ends, some for civic education, and some for political advocacy — all of them plan to use the recordings for a common goal: to promote democratic accountability within our criminal-justice system,” the lawsuit says. Open Justice Baltimore and the Baltimore Action Legal Team want to use video recordings to increase the transparency of...
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Harvey Weinstein Agrees to Pay $44M

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Harvey Weinstein, his company and former associates have reached a $44 million settlement to resolve lawsuits regarding his alleged sexual misconduct. Approximately $14 million of the settlement will be used to pay legal fees to Weinstein associates. The remaining $30 million will be given to the alleged victims, creditors and past employees of the Weinstein Co. “We now have an economic agreement in principle that’s supported by the plaintiffs, the [New York Attorney General’s office], the defendants and all the insurers, that if approved will provide significant compensation to victims, creditors of the estate, and allow the parties to avoid...
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Teva Pharmaceuticals Settles Lawsuit for $85 Million

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Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $85 million with Oklahoma over their involvement with the opioid crisis. “Today’s announcement is a testament to the state’s legal team’s countless hours and resources preparing for this trial- and their dedication and resolve to hold the defendants in this case accountable for the ongoing opioid overdose and addiction epidemic that continues to claim thousands of lives each year,” Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a statement. “Nearly all Oklahomans have been negatively impacted by this deadly crisis and we look forward to Tuesday, where we will prove our case...
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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Alabama’s New Abortion Ban

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The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood have filed a lawsuit to overturn a new Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions. The new law would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony and punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison for the abortion provider. The only exception would be if the woman’s health is at risk. Unless it’s overturned by a judge, the law will take effect in November. According to the lawsuit, the new law is unconstitutional and would hurt women by forcing them to have a child against their...
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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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