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Student Sues Morehouse College

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A student has filed a lawsuit against Morehouse College, alleging that the administrators didn’t address his sexual harassment complaints against an associate professor. According to the lawsuit, the sexual harassment began during a study-abroad trip to Brazil in May 2015. The student said professor Robert Peterson ordered him alcoholic drinks on the flight and touched his genitals. The lawsuit also alleges that Peterson ordered alcoholic beverages for other underage students at a pool party during the trip and sent sexually explicit photos to them. “Peterson was known as a professor that exchanged good grades for sex,” the lawsuit says. A...
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Man Sues Police Officer for Shooting Him with Taser

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Sean Williams has filed a lawsuit against a police officer and Lancaster City Police Department, accusing the officer of using excessive force when shooting him with a Taser. The incident occurred last Thursday at about 10:15 a.m. when a person reported that a man with a bat was chasing after three other people on S. Prince St. A police officer arrived to the scene and said she saw three people telling a man, identified as Williams, to get away from them. Williams continued to tell a woman that he wanted her to give him his Social Security card. A second...
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NIU Athlete Sues Illinois State Police for Brutality

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A high school track athlete and football player at Northern Illinois University has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois State Police and the Matteson Police Department, claiming they were violent toward him during a false arrest. According to the lawsuit, police arrived to Jyran Mitchell’s home on Feb. 2 and wrongly accused of him of fleeing a traffic stop. His grandmother, Carolyn, told the police they were mistaking Mitchell for his brother. However, they didn’t believe her and proceeded to arrest Mitchell. “You don’t know what your grandson just did,” they said to Mitchell’s grandmother. “You think he’s an angel,...
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Female Students Sue Dartmouth for Sexual Assaults

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Seven women have filed a lawsuit against Dartmouth College after three professors allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted them for years. According to the lawsuit, professors Todd Heatherton, William Kelley and Paul Whalen “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and even raped female students,” as far back as 2002 and the university always looked the other way. The women claim that the professors used their power over the students’ academic careers and future jobs to pressure them into participating in an alcohol and sexually saturated party culture and to prevent them from reporting their behavior. “Kelley, Whalen, and Heatherton all prided themselves...
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Employees Sue Riot Games for Gender Discrimination

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One current and one former employee have filed a lawsuit against Riot Games, claiming the company favored male employees and mistreated female employees. According to the lawsuit, Riot Games denied equal pay to many of the female employees and subjected them to sexual harassment. “Moreover, Plaintiffs have also seen their working conditions negatively impacted because of the ongoing sexual harassment, misconduct, and bias which predominate the sexually-hostile working environment of Riot Games,” the lawsuit claims. Jessica Negron, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said she remembers male coworkers using the word “dick” more than 500 times in the workplace...
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Woman Says Paramedics Injected Her With Ketamine

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Brittany Buckley has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Hennepin Healthcare because paramedics allegedly injected her with ketamine and enrolled her in a clinical trial without her permission last year. In December 2017, Buckley was having a difficult time dealing with the two-year anniversary of her father’s death and drank too much wine. She fell asleep, and a worried friend called 911. When police and paramedics came to her apartment, they talked to her and told her she had to go to the hospital. Buckley told them that she didn’t want to go to the hospital, but they put her...
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Cleveland Police Cause Damage Raiding Wrong Home

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A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Cleveland Police Department, claiming several officers mistakenly raided her home during a homicide investigation of a 12-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting. The lawsuit states that Cleveland detective David Borden obtained a search warrant for the address of Larissa Harris, who is one of the individuals charged with the Nov. 24 2017 killing of Abdel Bashiti. He was shot by a stray bullet when he walked out of his dad’s beauty supply store at East 116th Street and Buckeye Road. However, police raided Paula Mitchell’s house across the street...
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Former Coach Faces Class Action Lawsuit

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A class action lawsuit filed in Johnson County District Court claims former Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen invaded players’ privacy and that the Amateur Athletic Union failed to stop his behavior. The unnamed plaintiffs in the lawsuit include all the Barnstormers players who traveled with the team from 2005 to now and stayed in hotel rooms that were reserved by Stephen. He frequently arrived to the hotel rooms early so that he could place hidden cameras in the bathrooms. The lawsuit alleges the Barnstormers program was negligent in its hiring and supervision of Stephen. The program didn’t establish or enforce procedures,...
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Author Sues Motel for Posting Driver’s License

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  Katina Powell, the author of “Breaking Cardinal Rules,” has filed a lawsuit against Clarke’s Motel in Louiseville, Kentucky, alleging that an employee posted her driver’s license on Facebook while she was staying there. According to the lawsuit, Tara Harmon, an employee of the motel sent a copy of Powell’s driver’s license to another employee, Brad Harmon, who posted it on Facebook. They allegedly revealed her driver’s license number, date of birth, height, weight and other personal information for the purpose of exploiting her and intentionally causing emotional distress and invading her privacy. Powell claimed the incident caused her severe...
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Man Sues Police for Stopping Him for Filming

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Daniel Robbins filed a lawsuit against Des Moines Police Department for stopping him and taking away his phone after he video recorded police officers on a public sidewalk on May 10. Robbins said he said he saw a police officer walk out of the police station, get into an illegally parked vehicle and drive away. He proceeded to record it on his phone. Robbins then crossed the street to be near the police station and was approached by officer Brad Youngblut. He asked Robbins what he was doing and said he was wary of him taking pictures of officers’ vehicles....
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LGBTQ Organization Sues for Transgender People

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National LGBTQ organization Lambda Legal has filed a lawsuit against the state of Kansas for not allowing transgender people to change their birth certificates. The lawsuit argues that Kansas’ birth certificate policy goes against the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees to equal protection of the laws, privacy and freedom of expression. According to the lawsuit, there is no specific statute that prevents the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Office of Vital Statistics from making the change, but the defendants “enforce a policy, custom or practice that categorically prohibits transgender persons born in Kansas from correcting the sex listed on their birth...
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Unfair Treatment During Sexual Assault Investigation

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The University of Minnesota has found itself in some legal hot water. Former and current football players filed a federal lawsuit against the school, accusing school officials of discriminating against them during a 2016 sexual assault investigation. Two years ago, a female student said she was raped by then Minnesota football players Ray Buford, Carlton Djam, Seth Green, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson, Kobe McCrary, Antonio Shenault, Mark Williams and Antoine Winfield Jr. However, the lawsuit claims that the woman is the one who initiated the sexual encounters and changed her story several times after reporting that she was...
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Woman Claims Airline is Responsible for Assault

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Aubrey Lane filed a lawsuit against American Airlines, alleging the airline served the man who sexually assaulted her too much alcohol. During a redeye flight from Phoenix to New York on June 16, 2017, the man who sat next to Lane allegedly harassed her throughout the flight. He followed her to the bathroom at one point and sexually assaulted her. “Knowing the clear dangers of intoxication and the sexual assault threats, especially on red eye flights, American offered no protection to Aubrey Lane…despite the verbal warnings of Passenger 12C and the obvious obnoxious, aggressive, threatening and intoxicated behavior of Passenger...
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Indianapolis City Worker Fired for Wearing Trump Hat

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Michael J. Dale, a former supervisor at the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming he was fired because he expressed his support for President Trump. According to the lawsuit, Dale was wrongly terminated in April 2018 for proudly wearing a Trump “Make America Great Again,” as well as his Caucasian race and age. When he wore the hat in front of his co-workers, a local union representative spoke out at a staff meeting about it later on. “Defendants have treated significantly younger, non-Caucasian employees and employees who did not engage in protected speech...
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Women Seek Justice for Assaults Ignored by UMBC

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Three women have joined a lawsuit against Baltimore County authorities that claims they had a lack of concern for women who have been sexually assaulted. One of the women, a former student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, says she was raped by four UMBC basketball players on campus in 2014. She went to a party and had no recollection of the night before after she consumed multiple alcoholic beverages. The woman discovered a few weeks later that basketball players had sex with her and passed her around. While two of the players were expelled from school, detectives said...
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Counselors Sexually Abused Children at YMCA Camp

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A man, identified as P.N., filed a lawsuit against YMCA, claiming he was sexually abused by a counselor at Camp Seymour in the 1970s and that organization failed to stop it. The 49-year-old thinks he suffered abuse at the camp between his first and second grade year. He said he doesn’t remember the name of the counselor who abused him, but that he would be able to recognize his face. “My client feels strongly about obtaining some form of justice,” said his attorney, Lincoln Beauregard. According to the lawsuit, the YMCA knew that two camp counselors were sexually abusing the...
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Lawsuit Claims Trump Misused His Charity Money

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The New York attorney general filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, accusing him of using his charitable foundation to pay off legal fees and boost his 2016 presidential campaign. Attorney Barbara Underwood seeks to dissolve Trump’s charitable foundation and keep Trump family members from serving as directors of nonprofit organizations in the future. She also wants the charity’s remaining $1 million in assets to be given to other charities and for Trump to pay at least $2.8 million in restitution and penalties. “The Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to...
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Former Employee Sues Broward County Schools

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Cherellda Branch-McKenzie, a former guidance counselor at Riverland Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, has filed a lawsuit against Broward County Public Schools, claiming the district failed to stop principal Oslay Gil from sexually harassing her. According to the lawsuit, Gil harassed Branch-McKenzie on a daily basis. He touched her multiple times on her buttocks and would say, “Oh, I’m sorry, but it felt good!” He said several other offensive lines to her, including, “Let me get that right there,” and “Let me kiss you right there on your neck.” “Mr. Gil told her that if he was contacted by other...
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LeSean McCoy Sued for Physical Abuse

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Delicia Cordon filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, for physically abusing her. Cordon, who was assaulted in a house owned by McCoy in July, originally filed a lawsuit against him in August, claiming he physically disciplined his son and brutally beat his dog. “On one occasion, McCoy beat his dog so badly, upon Plaintiff’s belief, the dog’s ribs had broken,” the lawsuit claims. “Whenever Plaintiff expressed concern about McCoy beating his dog, he would turn his anger against the Plaintiff, often grabbing Plaintiff and hurting her.” The revised complaint included accusations of domestic violence....
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Lawsuit Accuses Trump of Fake Companies

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A lawsuit filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, claims that President Trump and three of his children convinced consumers to put hundreds or thousands of dollars into bogus businesses. The four plaintiffs said that Trump told them that they would have reasonable probability of commercial success if they invested money into the businesses. He said he was endorsing the investments because he believed they would make money. The three companies named were ACN Opportunity, The Trump Network and The Trump Institute. The Trumps reportedly made millions of dollars deceiving these consumers...
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Lawsuit Claims License Suspension Targets the Poor

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The Legal Aid Justice Center filed an amended class action lawsuit against the state of Virginia because they claim Virginia’s law that automatically suspends driver’s licenses for failure to pay court costs and fines is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2016 and thrown out by a federal judge last year. The complaint was modified by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year. In the amended lawsuit, the Legal Aid Justice Center says that “the state traps thousands of Virginians in a nightmarish spiral from which there is no apparent exit” by suspending their driver licenses...
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Cook County Sheriffs’ Record Detainees in Bathroom

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A federal lawsuit has accused Cook County sheriff deputies of violating thousands of detainees’ rights by videotaping them while they used the bathrooms in their holding cells. According to attorney Thomas Zimmerman, the cameras are hidden in holding cells so that deputies can, “secretly monitor in real time” detainees. “There is no security interest in the sheriff monitoring them for weapons or other contraband, and certainly there’s no security interest in monitoring them while they use the toilet,” Zimmerman said. “The law is very clear across the country that a person retains a right of privacy to their body even...
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California Climate Policies Hurts Poor Minorities

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Prominent civil rights leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state of California, alleging their climate policies harm the poor and people of color. The lawsuit says that California’s climate policies guarantee that transportation, energy and housing costs will continue to get more expensive while gateway jobs to the middle class will keep moving to different states. The civil rights leaders claim that the policies negatively affect poor people more than they help the climate. “Since the effective date of California’s landmark GHG [greenhouse gas] reduction law, the Global Warming Solutions Act, 41 states have reduced per capita GHG by...
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Unconstitutional Medicaid Work Requirements

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Advocates filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday in an attempt to block a new rule in Arkansas that would require Medicaid recipients to work 80 hours a month. The lawsuit claims that the Trump administration doesn’t have the authority to implement these new rules without approval from Congress and that the requirements are “threatening irreparable harm to the health and welfare of the poorest and most vulnerable in our country.” Trump officials said that they implemented these new requirements because able-bodied individuals in the program should be able to get out of poverty. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson...
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Montana H.S. Trainer Accused of Sexual Abuse

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A lawsuit filed in Custer County District Court in Miles City alleges that James “Doc” Jensen sexually abused at least 18 boys during his time as an athletic trainer at Custer County District High School. According to the lawsuit, Jensen performed various sexual acts on the male students as part of what he called “The Program” to increase their strength and testosterone. The abuse began with routine physical exams. Jensen touched the boys’ genitals and said it was a hernia check. The touching turned into masturbation, nude massages, measuring their penises and oral sex. Jensen later told the boys that...
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Lawsuit Blames Wilmington for Firefighters’ Deaths

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The city of Wilmington faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly failing to protect three firefighters who died during a Canby Park fire in 2016. During the day of the fire, there was a fire truck capable of carrying 750 gallons of water parked just a mile away, but it was out of service due to a rolling bypass policy. The policy was implemented by former Wilmington Mayor James Baker in 2009 to save money for the city. As a result, two other engines from twice as far away had to respond to the fire. Lawyers representing the plaintiffs said that...
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Former MSU Athlete Claims Larry Nassar Raped Her

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Erika Davis, a former field hockey player at Michigan State University who was allegedly raped by Larry Nassar in 1992, has filed a lawsuit against the university for trying to cover up the claim. Davis got injured while playing hockey in 1992 and went in to see Nassar that spring. According to the lawsuit, Nassar has a cameraperson film the appointment and ask her to participate in a “flexibility study through the College of Osteopathic Medicine” during her first appointment. A week later, Davis went in for a second appointment when Nassar gave her a crushed up pill in a...
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Lawsuit Against LaCroix for Ingredients

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LaCroix has been accused in a lawsuit of falsely claiming it uses all natural ingredients in its sparkling water beverages. According to the lawsuit, LaCroix puts non-natural flavorings and synthetic compounds in their beverages to make them smell and taste a certain way. One of the ingredients allegedly has been linked to kidney tumors and another is used as a cockroach insecticide. The lawsuit says that the company is aware of the alleged unnatural ingredients. However, nutritional scientist Robert Clemens argues that the compounds are safe. “These compounds are found in nature, mostly in fruit such as oranges, limes, strawberries,...
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Wrongly Convicted Kansas Man Sues Police

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A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit has filed a lawsuit against the city and police. In 1994, Lamonte McIntyre, who was 17 at the time, was found guilty of shooting two men in a crime-ridden neighborhood. There wasn’t any physical evidence that linked him to the crime because he didn’t even know the two men. He was released from prison last year after the district attorney discovered that he endured a manifest injustice in the case. According to the lawsuit, the actions of Detective Roger Golubski are to blame for...
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Judge Throws Out Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump

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A judge decided to dismiss Stormy Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump Monday and told her she had to pay back Trump’s legal fees. The lawsuit was originally filed in New York federal court earlier this year. Daniels said that Trump acted with “actual malice” and “reckless disregard for the truth” when he posted a tweet making fun of her claim that she was threatened by an unknown man to stay quiet about her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump. He tweeted that the sketch was of a non-existent man a total con job. The lawsuit was later transferred...
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Nike Accused of Gender Discrimination

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Four former female employees have filed a lawsuit against Nike, claiming the company pays and promotes women less often than their male peers. Kelly Cahill, Samantha Phillips, Tracee Cheng and Sara Johnston allege in the lawsuit that they didn’t have as many advancement opportunities as the male employees and were paid less than them. During Cahill’s career at Nike, she served as a brand marketing director and said she was paid $20,000 less than a male co-worker who did the same job. Cahill filed four complaints against her boss, Danny Tawiah, but the human resources department didn’t do anything about...
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Former Employee Sues WeWork for Sexual Assault

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A former employee has filed a lawsuit against WeWork, the co-working company, claiming she was fired after reporting sexual assault incidents. Ruby Anaya, formerly the company’s director of culture, said the sexual misconduct began in August 2017 when she was grabbed from behind during a company “Summer Camp” event. She informed HR about the incident and was told that the employee would take a sexual harassment course. Anaya said that she was sexually harassed again in January 2018 when she was forcibly kissed at a company “Summit.” She reported the incident to HR, but was told a month later that...
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Chicago Suburb Plans to Settle Lawsuit

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The Village of Lansing, is preparing to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a black teen boy who was restrained and threatened by an off-duty cop last year. The incident occurred on June 24, 2017 after 15-year-old Jordan Brunson came up to officer William Mason’s house. Brunson wanted to meet a friend who was involved in a fight and hid out at Mason’s house from his assailants. When it came time for Brunson and his friend to leave the officer’s home, Mason allegedly wouldn’t let them go. According to the lawsuit, Mason pinned Brunson down to the ground...
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Pulse Nightclub Massacre Survivors Sue City

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Survivors of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting have filed a lawsuit against Orlando police officers and the city, accusing them of not going after the gunman aggressively enough. According to the lawsuit, the police did little to protect the patrons at the nightclub that tragic night and only assured that they themselves were safe. “These defendants knew that there were innocent people being massacred and that they themselves were the only ones who could stop it, and that it was their job to do so, yet they still, in a manner that shocks the conscience, chose to disregard the safety...
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Family Seeks $100 Million in Duck Boat Lawsuit

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An Indiana family who lost nine family members in the tragic duck boat sinking on July 19 in Branson, Missouri have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ripley Entertainment Inc. The lawsuit claims that the duck boat operators went out to water that day, despite warnings of severe thunderstorms ahead. “It is clear that they knew severe weather was coming and they tried to beat the storm by going on water first rather than refunding the 40 bucks that each of these people paid putting their lives at risk,” attorney Robert Mongeluzzi said. “This was not in any way a...
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Spotify Sued for Gender Discrimination

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Hong Perez, a former sales executive at Spotify, has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming the sales department discriminates against women. According to the lawsuit, Head of U.S. Sales Brian Berner took male employees to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and 2017 and excluded female employees who were better qualified. “These trips were referred to internally by employees as Berner’s ‘boys’ trips.’ Spotify employees spoke of drug use by the ‘boys’ at each trip. In addition, one of the male Spotify employees became involved in a physical altercation on one of the trips,” the lawsuit claims. “Yet, in...
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Female Athletes Sue USA Diving for Sexual Abuse

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Two former female divers filed a lawsuit against USA Diving for allegedly failing to protect them against sexual abuse from their coach. According to the lawsuit, former diving coach William Bohonyi forced two female athletes to have sex with him and send nude photos of themselves to him. At least one of the athletes was under age at the time of the abuse. In 2009, a female diver started training with Bohonyi while she attended Indiana University. He allegedly demanded oral sex from her and forced her into participating in at least one sexual act each day while he was...
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Government Improves Conditions at Nuclear Facility

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In response to a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the federal government has agreed to take measures to keep workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation safe from chemicals. In the settlement agreement, the government will test new technology to destroy tank vapors and install vapor monitoring to protect workers from exposure. Ferguson said that the agreement could dramatically change things for workers at Hanford’s tank farms, where they have been exposed to leaking vapors for decades. The 177 tanks contain 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemicals wastes that were byproducts of Hanford’s production of plutonium for weapons....
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Family of Shot Virginia Man Sues Government

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The family members of Bijan Ghaisar, a 25-year-old man shot several times by U.S. Park police officers last November, have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government. According to the lawsuit, Ghaisar was involved in a minor car accident on Nov. 17 where there was little property damage and no apparent injuries. He drove away from the scene, but was followed by U.S. Park police officers. He was stopped three times and officers got out of their vehicles and pointed their guns at his head each time. When police stopped Ghaisar the third time, they blocked his path, got out...
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Asia Argento Threatens to Sue Rose McGowan

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Asia Argento warned Rose McGowan that she would take legal action if she didn’t retract a statement she made in August regarding the sexual assault claims against her. On August 27, McGowan said that Argento admitted to having sex with actor Jimmy Bennett when he was 17 years old and had been receiving unsolicited nude photos of him for years before that. The former Charmed actress said she received her information from her romantic partner, Rain Dove. “Dove said that they had been texting with Asia and that Asia had revealed that she had indeed slept with Jimmy Bennet,” McGowan...
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Antonio Brown Sued for Almost Killing Toddler

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A man has filed a lawsuit against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, claiming he came close to killing his 22-month-old child when he threw furniture off a balcony in April. According to the lawsuit, the toddler was walking around the pool at an apartment complex with her grandfather when two vases, an ottoman and other pieces of furniture started to fall. These objects landed just 2 feet away from them. Earlier that day, Brown called the police to report a theft. When they came to his home, he started yelling at security and accused them of setting him up....
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OSU Sued by Wrestlers for Sexual Abuse

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Ohio State University is named in a new sexual abuse lawsuit. Four former wrestlers filed a lawsuit against the institution, accusing them of not listening to their complaints about sexual misconduct by a now deceased team doctor. The lawsuit, which was filed by former wrestlers from the 1980s and 90s, said that Dr. Richard Strauss was a prolific sexual predator who may have sexually abused more than 1,500 male students. The athletes who told university officials about Strauss’ misconduct said their complaints weren’t taken seriously. Steve Snyder-Hill, a former student at Ohio State University, said he went to the university’s...
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California Sues AbbVie for Humira Overprescriptions

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The state of California has filed a lawsuit against AbbVie, accusing the pharmaceutical company of giving doctors money and gifts to write more prescriptions for the drug Humira. The drug treats rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, but comes with complications that could be deadly. According to the lawsuit, AbbVie paid for doctors’ meals, drinks and travel to convince them to overprescribe Humira. The pharmaceutical company also offered the doctors free insurance processing, medical practice management hardware and software, and marketing assistance, which saved them staff time and resources. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said that insurance companies paid more than...
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Former Plastic Surgeon Sues Health System

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Dr. Jeffrey Feiner, a former reconstructive plastic surgeon at Orlando Health, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the hospital, claiming they wrongly fired him and damaged his reputation. Feiner says in the lawsuit that the hospital fired him in March and then made false statements about him because he voiced his opinion about an unethical relationship between the health system and the pharmaceutical company Allergen. He alleges that the hospital was ordering an excessive amount of products from Allergen and the pharmaceutical company gave the company improper gifts in exchange. Allergen allegedly footed the bill for some of the...
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Massage Envy Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Six women have accused Massage Envy of failing to protect their clients from sexual assault in a new lawsuit. The women claim that the male massage therapists sexually assaulted them before and during their massages in the Bay Area, Sacramento and Southern California. The lawsuit was filed less than a year after an investigation found that more than 180 people filed sexual assault lawsuits against therapists at Massage Envy. One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, “Jane Doe #1,” visited a Massage Envy in Burlingame last November and said that her therapist, Brandon James Davis, sexually assaulted her during the...
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Human Trafficking Victim Sues Facebook

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A human trafficking survivor has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the social media platform of failing to protect her against human trafficking. The plaintiff, who identified as Jane Doe, said she was befriended by another Facebook user in 2012, who promised her a job as a model. She was just 15 years old at the time. The person, however, allegedly forced her into sex trafficking within hours of meeting her. Doe was beaten up and raped by people who paid the trafficker. According to the lawsuit, Facebook didn’t make sure users aren’t able to hide their identities from minors...
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Family of Couple Killed in a Cannibal-Style Attack Sue

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The family members of Michelle Mishcon and John Stevens have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their accused killer, Austin Harrouff, claiming he was a binge drinker, illegal drug user and bought a switchblade the night before the murder. On Aug. 15, 2016, Harrouff allegedly broke into the couple’s home and stabbed Mishcon nine different times. She suffered fracture ribs, punctured heart and lungs and a fractured skull from the attack. When Stevens came home later and saw his wife being viciously attacked, Harrouff jumped on top of him and proceeded to chew his face. When police arrived at the...
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Arlington VA fails to protect pedestrians, riders in new scooter program

Arlington VA fails to protect pedestrians, riders in new scooter program Dockless standing scooters and electric-assist bicycles have become a staple in the Washington, DC metro area seemingly overnight. A decision by the Arlington County Board to open an Arlington VA pilot program will likely prompt even more expansion in this area. However, the board’s decision to ban scooters from sidewalks could leave injured riders unprotected due to Virginia’s restrictive tort laws. The District’s decision to allow a new pilot program last year has led to thousands of scooters propped on sidewalks, leaning against trees, or spinning merrily down streets. Unfortunately,...
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Black Sorority Sues Bahama Breeze

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Twenty five black sorority members filed a lawsuit against the Bahama Breeze chain Monday, claiming that they were treated poorly because of the color of their skin. On June 19, the sorority members went to Bahama Breeze to celebrate one of the member’s move to Arizona and book deal. They made a reservation, but allegedly weren’t seated for a while. The group decided to seat themselves in a private area. Devein Jenkins, one of the managers at the restaurant, told the group that they can’t leave the room for anything. The restaurant staff weren’t attentive to the group’s needs and...
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Cake Shop Owner Sues Colorado Officials

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The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo. has filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming officials discriminated against his religious beliefs. The lawsuit stems from a custom cake request in 2017 from Autumn Scardina, a lawyer who wanted to celebrate her birthday and the seventh anniversary of the day she came out as transgender. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, refused to make the cake because of his religious beliefs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled this past June that there was probable cause that Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against Scardina for being transgender. The lawsuit filed by...
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Don’t Rent An Electric Scooter Unless…

Don’t rent an electric scooter unless you know who’s responsible in an accident It seems every street corner in Washington, DC now has a bicycle, motor-assisted bicycle, or electric scooter available for rent. Getting a lift can take nothing more than a few taps on a smartphone. It’s not uncommon to see a dozen or more people using these personal mobility devices within the space of a few city blocks. With an ever-more-crowded city and public transportation that is often unreliable, the new trend presents a welcome alternative. But the trend is not without its dangers. Pedestrians can and have...
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Illinois Attorney General Sues Bus Company Over Discrimination

Illinois Attorney General Sues Suburban Bus Company Over Alleged Discrimination The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against private bus company Suburban Express Monday, accusing the company of discriminating against its customers. According to the lawsuit, Suburban Express, which mainly serves the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has shown prejudice toward its Asian customers through advertisements, including one that said, “Passengers like you. You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses.” The University of Illinois immediately criticized the advertisement, claiming it was racist. Days later, Madigan issued a subpoena for documents that would help...
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Parkland Survivors Sue County for Violating Their Civil Rights

Parkland Massacre Survivors Sue County for Allegedly Violating Their Civil Rights Several Parkland, Fla. shooting survivors have filed a federal lawsuit against Broward County, the school’s superintendent and members of the local law enforcement, claiming they didn’t protect the students. According to the lawsuit, several school and county officials violated the students’ constitutional rights when they failed to properly safeguard Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Four of the five counts in the lawsuit have to do with the school resource officer Scot Peterson’s behavior before the shooting. The lawsuit claims he conducted a search of several students’...
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12-Year-Old Girl Killed Herself After Forced to Hug Bullies

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Lawsuit Alleges School Officials Made 12-Year-Old Girl Who Killed Herself to Hug Bullies The parents of a 12-year-old girl who killed herself have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Rockaway Township Board of Education for failing to protect her from bullies. According to the lawsuit, Mallory Grossman was teased excessively for weeks before she committed suicide on June 14, 2017. Grossman’s bullies allegedly texted her cruel messages, like “When are you going to kill yourself?” and “You have no friends.” The girl’s mother, Dianne Grossman, knew that she was being taunted and called the school several times to inform...
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Former Cheerleader Sues for Getting Paid Less Than Mascot

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Former Cheerleader Sues Dallas Cowboys for Getting Paid Half Less Than Half of What Mascot Made Erica Wilkins, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, has filed a lawsuit against the football team, accusing them of paying her way less than what the team mascot made. Wilkins was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys from May 2014 to August 2017 and claims she only made $14,448 each year. The team’s mascot, Rowdy, on the other hand was paid about $65,000. “Rowdy is in a costume, you have no look requirements, no height requirements, and no weight requirements,” Wilkins said. “Wilkins and other...
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Family of Boy Shot Dead for Holding a Toy Gun File Lawsuit

Family of Boy Shot Dead for Holding a Toy Gun File Lawsuit The family members of a 13-year-old boy who was killed by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy in 2013 for holding a toy gun have filed a lawsuit against the county In October 2013, deputy Erick Gelhaus and another deputy Michael Schemmel saw Andy Lopez walking on a sidewalk and thought that he was carrying an AK-47. The orange tip, which would have identified the gun as a toy, had been removed. They stopped their car and Gelhaus shouted to drop the gun. Lopez then turned around, stilling holding the...
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Family of Unarmed Man Sue Schenectady Police

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Family of Unarmed Man Sue Schenectady Police The family of Joshua Scism, who was shot and killed by two undercover policemen in 2016, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Schenectady Police Department. According to the lawsuit, Scism was known for trying to get people who were involved in criminal activity off his street. On June 13, 2016, he went up to the unmarked car where two undercover police detectives were sitting and asked them to move along. They apparently didn’t like what Scism had to say and got out of their vehicle. That’s when they got into an altercation...
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Parents Sues School for Racial Slurs

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Parents of Student Who Was Called Racial Slurs Sue Toms River Catholic School The parents of an African-American boy who was relentlessly bullied at school and called racial slurs claim St. Joseph Grade School officials didn’t do anything to stop it and are filing a lawsuit against them. According to Jane Mason and Michael Lombardo, their son, “J.L.” was the only African-American student in the school’s 8th grade class and that the bullying began soon after he started 7th grade. They said he was constantly bullied for his race at school and students even told him to kill himself after...
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Patient Sues Psychotherapist Over Sexual Abuse

Patient Sues Newark Psychotherapist Over Alleged Sexual Abuse A woman has filed a lawsuit against Sachin Karnik, owner of Psychotherapeutic Meditation Center in Newark for allegedly taking advantage of her mental condition and sexually abusing her during therapy sessions. According to the lawsuit, Karnik treated the patient for depression and past abuse with meditation and psychotherapy between July and November 2014. However, their relationship wasn’t like the typical patient-therapist relationship. She had dinner at his mother’s house and went on social outings with him. After a month of treatment, Karnik reportedly persuaded her to remove her clothes and straddle his...
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Woman Sues Fraternity for Sharing Nude Images of Her

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Woman Sues University of Central Florida Fraternity for Sharing Nude Images of Her Kathryn Novak has filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend and his four fraternity brothers at the University of Central Florida, claiming they shared a video of the couple having sex without her consent. According to the lawsuit, five members of Sigma Delta Chi looked at and shared nude pictures and videos of her without her permission last year. She was in a relationship with one of the members, Brandon Simpson then and they saw each other twice a month. Last October, he allegedly recorded video footage of...
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Widow Sues Rafting Company After Her Husband Died

Widow Sues Rafting Company After Her Husband Died During a Rafting Trip Allison Parker, whose husband was killed during a commercial rafting trip down the Roaring Fork River, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Aspen Whitewater Rafting, accusing the company of misrepresenting the risk of running rapids called “Slaughterhouse.” The couple took a trip to Aspen in June 2016 for the Food & Wine Classic and found out about Aspen Whitewater’s rafting trip through their website. The company described the rafting trip as being appropriate for beginners, so they decided to give it a try. On June 15, 2016, Parker...
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Saddest Celebrity Car Accident Deaths Of All Time

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Saddest Celebrity Car Accident Deaths Of All Time – See What They Have In Common. The news bombards us with thousands of car accidents everyday. They are serious, frequent, and tragic. While some collisions result in minimal damage, others can be fatal. We too often become immune to the deeply serious issue of car accident fatalities because of how often they occur. Every time we choose to get behind the wheel, we accept that there is some risk on being on the road that nobody is immune to, including celebrities. In fact, when beloved celebrities die as a result of...
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Woman Accuses Uber Driver of Raping Her

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Lawsuit: Woman Accuses Uber Driver of Driving Her to a Motel and Raping Her A woman who has only identified herself as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit against Uber and a former driver, claiming the driver drove her to a motel in June 2017 while she was unconscious and then raped her. Alaric Spence pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of kidnapping to commit rape, rape of an unconscious person and rape by use of drugs in Los Angeles Superior Court and is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing. The lawsuit states that Doe went to a work event...
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County Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1.5 Million

Hennepin County Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1.5 Million Over a Foster Child’s Death Hennepin County reached a $1.5 million settlement with a woman whose 6-year-old granddaughter died in foster care in 2014. Kendrea Johnson was found hanging from a bunk bed in her bedroom in her foster home in December, 2014. Her family believes it was a suicide. An investigation revealed that Kendrea was knowingly put in a foster home of a woman who had been convicted of child abuse in the past. According to the lawsuit, Kendrea’s mental health needs, including thoughts of suicide, were documented. Kendrea went...
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Man Sues Jail for Denying Him Cancer Treatment

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Man Sues Marion County Jail for Denying Him Cancer Treatment While He Was Incarcerated Laurence Parks has filed a lawsuit against Marion County Jail, claiming they didn’t provide him with the proper treatment for his renal cancer while he was an inmate last year. Parks was sent to Marion County Jail after running away from the scene of a car accident. He didn’t obey the commands of several police officers and was eventually subdued with a taser. Police found almost a gram of cocaine on Parks. The 69-year-old also had a pending case in Hamilton County on burglary and theft...
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Woman Sues Target for Forcing Her to Remove Her Clothes

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African-American Woman Sues Target for Forcing Her to Remove Her Clothes to Prove She Didn’t Steal a Swimsuit A Southfield, Mich. woman has filed a lawsuit against Target for allegedly making her strip down to show that she didn’t steal a bathing suit. The incident occurred on May 22 when Ashanae Davis was shopping at the retailer. A loss prevention officer, an African-American male, allegedly grabbed her arm as she was walking out of the store and accused her of shoplifting. Davis was then escorted to the loss prevention office and two male employees told her to remove her clothes...
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Chipotle Worker Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Chipotle agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a former worker who claimed four managers sexually harassed her and four other female employees at the Woodland Hills location. Ariana Castaneda worked for Chipotle from December 2013 until February 2016 when she was fired. Castaneda alleged that her manager Pablo Aguilar ordered a uniform that was too small for her on purpose. After she asked for a bigger size, Aguilar reportedly asked if it’s because her breasts are too big. She also claimed that her supervisor Ruben Hernandez hugged her without consent and tried to touch her under her shirt after...
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Behavioral Symptoms of PTSD after an Auto Accident

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Auto accidents are often emotionally disturbing and traumatic events that can result in trauma and stress-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or an acute stress disorder (ASD). Some individuals who may otherwise make a quick, physical recovery from an auto accident, may suffer for weeks, months, years or a lifetime from the emotional distress caused by the event. Experienced auto accident attorneys are accustomed to pursuing a recovery for emotional injuries and the resultant behavioral symptoms. Car Crashes Disrupt Lives You are traveling along minding your own business, thinking of your plans for the day and the days...
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Judge Throws Out Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

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A judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday against the late Michael Jackson, which accused him of molesting choreographer Wade Robson. The legal battle started in 2013, when the 35-year-old dancer sued Jackson for molestation that allegedly lasted for seven years. When the court decided that Robson filed the lawsuit too late to get any of Jackson’s estate, he brought a lawsuit against MJJ Productions, Inc., and MJJ Ventures, Inc., two corporate entities owned by Jackson. Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff determined that the corporations couldn’t be held liable for Jackson’s actions. He said that some of the alleged abuse took place in...
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Lyft Driver Points Gun at Passengers Lawsuit

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Two Men File a Lawsuit Against Lyft After Driver Pointed Gun at Them Two Lyft passengers have filed a lawsuit against the ride sharing company, accusing their driver of pulling a gun out at them back in September. They are seeking $50,000 in damages. According to the lawsuit, former Lyft driver Jaleesa Rance, 25, picked up Charlie Calvin and an unidentified passenger at Sidetrack nightclub in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood around 2 a.m. and they got into a heated argument after the two men told Rance she took a wrong turn. She became angry and allegedly pointed a gun at them,...
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Lululemon Rape Lawsuit CA

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A woman has sued Lululemon for $3 million after she was allegedly raped by her boss in his home. She claims the Vancouver-based retailer knew that Philip Silva was sexually inappropriate with female workers in the past, but allowed him to work in the store anyway. According to the lawsuit, Silva was transferred to the Lululemon store in Santa Monica in September 2015, about a year after Shayla Famouri began working there as a sales representative. The lawsuit says the company wanted to promote him to key leader, but too many of the female employees at his last store in...
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$48 Million Settlement – 8-Year-Old’s Torture Death

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The family of an 8-year-old girl who was tortured and killed by her grandmother won a $48 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against the doctor who cared for her. In July 2013, Gizzell Ford died of strangulation and multiple blunt trauma in the West Side of Chicago. According to authorities, the child was beaten from head to toe by her grandmother, Helen Ford. She had a maggot-infested wound on the back of her head and her wrists and ankles were covered in ligature marks. Judge Evelyn Clay convicted Ford of first-degree murder and sentenced her to life in prison in...
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Automakers Are At It Again

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Auto manufacturers across the United States have always faced problems and issues regarding the vehicles and parts they produce to the general public.  As a result, courts have continued to administer punishment in response to each unfortunate accident or situation that occurs from these defects and mistakes.  In fact, just recently a settlement was negotiated between a group of plaintiffs and several car manufacturers in regards to a lawsuit that involved defective airbag inflators.   The Issue with the Bags The bags were made by Takata and installed across many automobiles of different manufacturers.  The dangerous issue at hand involved...
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What Damages Are Recoverable in an Automobile Case?

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  When you’ve been injured in an accident and decide to pursue a personal injury claim, what you are really seeking are “damages”. Damages is a legal term for money awarded to a party in a lawsuit. In the case of an auto accident, a party seeks compensatory damages. As you might infer from the name, compensatory damages are intended to compensate for a loss or injury.  There are three primary categories of compensatory damages a party may seek, as a car accident lawyer Central Phoenix, AZ trusts can explain.   Special Damages Special damages compensate for a quantifiable loss...
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Deadly NYC Bus Crash Kills 3

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A deadly collision between a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus and a private tour bus in New York City’s Queens area resulted in the deaths of three people and injuries to 16 others, reports the New York Post. According to reports, the city bus was making a right-hand turn at the intersection of Main Street and Northern Boulevard when it was hit by the private bus, which was going east on Northern Boulevard. The impact caused the city bus to flip, as reported by officials. At the time, the city bus had 15 passengers on it. The private bus, from...
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7 Of The Most Dangerous Car Brands

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Safety should be one of the most highly valued factors when looking to buy a car. We spend so much time driving (about 293 hours each year for Americans!), but most of us look for aesthetic and price before safety. We’ve compiled a list of awards and ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Ratings (IIHS) to get a glimpse into how unsafe some major car brands can be. In no particular order, here are 7 of the most dangerous car brands: #7. GMC Amount that achieved a 5-star NHTSA rating: 32.7%...
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Will my settlement also pay for my totaled motorcycle?

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If you were involved in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you likely have a great many questions. You may have concerns about compensation for your injuries as well as whether you can receive financial recovery for a totaled motorcycle. Tort Law and Your Motorcycle Accident In the United States, compensation for injuries, damages, and losses arising out of an accident, including one involving a motorcycle, is governed by what is known as tort law. A tort is defined as an act or omission that results in injury, damage, harm, or other losses to another party. A tort is...
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Phone Obsession Could Be Costly

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Whether you’re texting, or fumbling with your phone case, using a cell phone while driving can be a serious mistake. For some victims of car accidents caused by drivers who were distracted by their phone, it caused them to lose their life. In many cases, they weren’t even the driver who was texting. Texting and driving causes serious accidents every day in the country, despite campaigns to discourage this behavior. Those drivers who are found negligent due to their texting while driving and who caused car accidents can be held accountable. Laws vary by jurisdiction, but they may find themselves...
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Do You Need a Police Report for a Car Accident?

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If you’ve never been involved in a car accident, you should consider yourself lucky. A car accident can be a scary and life-changing event, and it’s important to understand the necessary steps you should take immediately following an accident. If you are involved in an accident at some point in your life, it’s best to be prepared. Here is an overview of police reports and why it’s important to obtain one if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident. According to the Law In accordance with the law, each state has their own specific rules as to whether or...
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How Social Media Can Hurt Your Car Accident Claim

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Car Accident Lawyers serving Washington, DC Nowadays, it seems like everyone with opposable thumbs is on social media. Whether it is your 90 year-old grandma or your two and a half year-old son, they are Facebooking, Tweeting, Instagramming, and SnapChatting, with relatives, friends and acquaintances. While the range of knowledge and abilities for these two people are highly different in the “real” world, they are present and navigating and participating in social media with everyone else. And like everyone else, they are not likely to be aware of the fact that posting on social media gives insurance companies ammunition to...
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Tips for Driving After a Rainstorm

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Car Accident Lawyers serving Washington, DC Yeah, yeah, yeah, you know that you need to be super careful in the first hour of rain because of all the oil and other waste on the road that makes the roads slippery danger zones; you too were lectured on all the hazards of driving in heavy rains; and yes, you and your nerdy driver’s ed. school friends also knew that it only takes 1/12 of an inch of rain at 35 mph to start hydroplaning; but have you ever thought of strategies on how to drive after the worst of a rainstorm? Hydroplaning is a commonly...
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Who Pays for Injuries After a Dog Bite

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Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Washington, DC You are standing at your gate with a bag of groceries in one hand, opening it with your other. Killer, your yappy, miniature French Poodle neighbor, comes trotting up just as Cutie Pie, your French Bulldog sticks her nose under the gate to greet you. Killer starts yipping and yapping, Cuite Pie is snarling and growling, and the next thing you know, Killer has bit your ankle, blood is everywhere and Killer’s owner is nowhere to be found. You need to go to the emergency room but who is going to pay for your...
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The Types of Damages Available in a Personal Injury Case

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Published by Konrad Sherinian, Esq. on 17th March 2017 An overview of the most important subject in personal injury law Damages are far and away the most important part of any personal injury case.  However, most attorneys focus far more on liability than damages.  The reasons for this are myriad, but generally, if a personal injury lawyer Naperville IL trusts “wins” on liability, then she wins the case (as far as most persons in the general public consider).  However, if an attorney works on a contingent fee basis, a win with a low dollar value verdict is as bad as a loss –...
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What Is Med Pay?

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Medical Payments (MedPay) Insurance is a special type of insurance that helps to cover your medical bills in an accident regardless of who is at fault. These payments are there to help you and any passengers in your car get the medical assistance needed to recover from an accident or auto-related injury. Not all insurance companies offer MedPay and it’s usually added as an additional benefit that you have to pay for. Most MedPay coverage limits are fairly low so it’s not uncommon to receive between $1,000 to $5,000 in coverage on a single policy. How MedPay Helps Insurers While...
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Ambulance Rides

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If you are severely injured in a car accident, your medical bills will start to stack the moment you are taken in the ambulance. Ambulance rides can easily add $1,000 to your bill before you even arrive at the hospital and begin treatment. However, taking an ambulance from the scene of an accident can have significant bearing in settlement negotiations with an insurance company. If you were not the one at fault in the accident, then you will be able to make a claim against the other driver’s insurance company. Before agreeing to anything with that insurance company, it is...
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Getting Disability Benefits for Injuries After a Car Accident

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Knowing how to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is only half of the battle.  In order to qualify for social security disability your condition must be expected to last one year or longer.  This is only one qualifier for potential eligibility for benefits.  If you have become unable to work due to a car accident or a health condition that prevents you from performing your job, you can apply for social security disability.   Your condition must be such that it prevents you from doing any work.   Keep in mind if you just stopped working, the chances of approval during...
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Four Things to Know about Slip and Fall Cases

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Though many of us get a good chuckle watching videos where someone is minding their own business and then slips and falls due to some condition at a property, the sober truth is that many individuals sustain serious and devastating injuries as a result of slip and fall injuries in Virginia.  In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries today, and a fall can have life-altering consequences.  With that in mind, here are four things to know about slip and fall cases in Virginia. First, a landowner or property owner in Virginia is generally required to maintain...
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The Negative Effects of Common Antipsychotic, Risperdal

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By Lawrence J. Buckfire SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — In yet another blow to Johnson & Johnson, the consumer healthcare giant was ordered earlier this month to pay a record-setting jury verdict to the family of a boy who developed breasts after taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. A Philadelphia jury awarded Andrew Yount $70 million in damages for physical disfigurement and emotional distress related to breast growth in connection with taking Risperdal, beginning at age 5. The verdict, announced July 1, was the largest Risperdal-related jury award against J&J, dwarfing the $2.5 million awarded last year to an Alabama man, who sued...
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5 Myths to Debunk Before Signing That Non-Compete

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When starting work at a new company, or even when being promoted or receiving a severance package, you might be given a non-compete clause (NCC) to sign. This is your company saying to you, “For a period of time after you work for us you can’t work for our competitors.” Maybe it adds on, “even if we fire you,” or other provisions specific to the clause. Although this may seem like a practice exclusive to corporate jobs, MarketWatch reported that not only is the number of companies asking employees to sign these agreements increasing, but the breadth of industries is...
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Brief Look at Personal Injury

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Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when someone suffers harm or injury at the hands of another person or entity. The other party responsible for causing harm can be held legally responsible for their actions. Victims in personal injury cases can take steps toward protecting their legal rights after the accident or injury. The case may go to trial or, alternately, the dispute may be resolved through informal settlement outside of court and damages can be sought. Parties involved in personal injury cases include the plaintiff or the individual who suffered harm or injury. The second party is...
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DC Accidents from Distracted Drivers Using Social Media

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If you have been injured by someone who was playing with their phone instead of paying attention to the road please feel free to contact us today for a free case evaluation. Handheld phone use and texting is prohibited in all of the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, all of us have been on the Capital Beltway and looked over and seen someone doing 70MPH while looking down at their cell phone instead of paying attention to where they are going. Drivers are doing much more than calling their friends. Some are taking selfies or checking their Facebook or Instagram feeds....
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Head Injuries Often Result from Rollover Accidents

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There are many variables to automobile accidents. These variables include the types of vehicles involved in accidents, contributing factors behind the car wreck, types of injuries and what kind of property damage occurs. There are also variations in the types of auto accidents. Some of the most common types of car accidents include rear end collisions, side impact wrecks, multi-vehicle pile ups, head on accidents and rollovers. Rollover accidents in particular are very serious. These usually cause significant damage to property, as well as serious injury. Unfortunately, a fatality is often times seen as a result of a rollover auto...
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Investing Settlement Proceeds

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Being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence can wreak havoc on your life.  You are likely to have substantial medical bills, pain, suffering, and lost wages.  Hopefully, you have retained a good personal injury lawyer to assist you with getting compensation for your injuries. Fast forward.  Now it’s the end of the case, and either through settlement, or at trial, you have recovered a large sum of money.  Of course, no amount of money for your personal injury case can undue the hands of time; but, if handled properly, the funds you receive may make your life easier....
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Catastrophic Injuries From Accidents

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Catastrophic injuries usually occur in an instant, without any warning whatsoever. They involve severe injuries that result in permanent disability, prolonged medical issues or a significantly diminished life expectancy. Unfortunately, there is also the reality of extremely high medical bills that are attributed to a catastrophic injury. Bills that may or not may not be covered by insurance. By having a knowledgeable Phoenix personal injury lawyer on your side, the chances of receiving compensation for your injuries are significantly increased. Catastrophic injuries affect everybody around the injured person, especially their family. They generally involve injuries to the brain, spinal cord, the...
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Difficult Births and Medical Negligence Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

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Washington DC Medical Malpractice Attorney, Wayne Cohen, Weighs in The experienced attorneys at Cohen & Cohen will stand by your side if medical negligence has contributed to cerebral palsy in the DC area. Cerebral palsy, or CP, is the result of abnormalities of or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement and balance. It can be caused by a difficult birth, prematurity, infections during pregnancy, or head trauma as an infant. Cerebral palsy has no cure, and individuals with CP may require surgeries, medications, and ongoing therapies. Individuals with CP may exhibit only minor symptoms or major...
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How To Show Emotional Damages

DC Personal Injury Attorneys Weigh In Your personal injury attorney in Washington, DC will explain to you how to keep detailed medical records to prove your physical injuries. A more complex issue, however, is how to prove emotional injuries and damages after a car accident or other incident. X-rays, scans, and photographs document the physical harm that has occurred. But psychological stressors and damages can be just as harmful. Listed below are some ways to prove emotional damages: 1. Thorough medical records – Be certain to document all appointments with psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors. It can be helpful to provide...
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Top 10 List Of Dangerous Toys

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Wayne Cohen, Washington DC Lawyer Discusses If you have been injured in a car accident or as a result of a defective product, Cohen & Cohen can help you get the compensation you deserve. And if the holidays have resulted in a toy that has caused you hard, contact us to help you determine your next steps. The holidays have come, and children around the country are captivated by their new toys. But, Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) warns that not all toys are safe. In fact, some toys have the potential for significant injuries. Below is a list...
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Exercise Care to Avoid Holiday Injuries

Personal Injury Attorneys in DC, VA & MD Discuss No one knows better than our personal injury attorneys that DC, Virginia, and Maryland highways can be treacherous during the holidays. But other, often overlooked dangers also lurk during this festive season. UrgentCareLocations has published a list of common (and not so common) holiday accidents. Foodborne illnesses affect one in six in the United States each year. These illnesses last from several hours to a week, and cause a variety of symptoms ranging from diarrhea and vomiting to fever and fatigue. Prevent illness by ensuring that meats are cooked to appropriate safe...
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DC Personal Injury Lawyer: Before You Pay That Medical Bill, You Must Read This

Personal Injury Lawyer in DC If you have been in injured in an accident, you may be receiving medical bills that are greatly inflated and sometimes even illegal. The practice, known as balance billing, involves invoicing patients for the difference between what the healthcare provider bills and what the insurance company pays. Many states have laws against balance billing, and a federal law bans it altogether for Medicare patients. A good personal injury lawyer, like Cohen & Cohen, can fight for compensation, but are the medical bills themselves legal? Unfortunately, laws surrounding balance billing are often complicated. The Kaiser Family...
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Metro Train Smoke Accident

Our Washington DC Metro Accident lawyers continue to watch as details surrounding last month’s deadly Metro smoke accident come to light. The DC Council convened to discuss the city’s emergency preparedness. It was revealed that the main issues affecting DC Fire & EMS emergency response on January 12 stemmed from improper radio function and a lack of first-responder training. The January 12 accident– during which smoke filled multiple metro rail cars on the yellow line– left one woman dead and more than 80 passengers hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Some passengers waited over 40 minutes to be rescued. Kenneth Lyons, President...
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