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Class Action

 
Immigrants File Suit Seeking Ongoing Mental Health Care
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A lawsuit has been filed against the federal government by immigrants seeking ongoing mental health care in response to being separated from their families at the U.S. border. The lawsuit filed in July alleges the federal government inflicted “enormous emotional trauma” by separating families as part of President Trump's now-abandoned zero tolerance immigration policy. The plaintiffs allege the act violated their Fifth Amendment rights to due process and equal protection. The plaintiffs are seeking injunctive relief from policies preventing them from receiving mental health treatment and seek to represent a class of parents who “were, are or will be detained” in immigration detention.
Martin Macias, Jr., Courthouse News Service 09/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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$6.2 Billion Settlement Reached in Visa & Mastercard Antitrust Class Action
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On September 18, 2018, a record-breaking $6.2 billion settlement was reached between Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc., along with a number of high profile banks including JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp, and a class of around 12 million retailers who accused the credit card companies and banks of violating federal antitrust laws.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 09/21/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
$9.1M Awarded to Cyclist Who Suffered Brain Injury on Pacific Coast Highway
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A California jury has awarded $9.1 million to a man who suffered a brain injury when he crashed his bicycle on the Pacific Coast Highway. The lawsuit details an incident in which the man lost control of his bicycle while avoiding debris in the road and was struck by a car's mirror. The crash resulted in a "significant amount of brain damage," stated the lawsuit filed in 2015 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Caltrans and the city of Los Angeles will pay the $9.1 million award to the plaintiff.
Laura J. Nelson, LA Times 09/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Southwest Faces Lawsuit Over 'Whites-Only' Breakroom
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Southwest Airlines is facing a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging that other employees created a "whites-only" break room at Hobby Airport. The plaintiff alleges the airline subjected black employees, including himself, to "extreme race discrimination." Additionally, "Southwest is quick to fire blacks while whites are given lesser discipline and chances to improve conduct," says the plaintiff. The alleged "whites-only" break room existed for years before it was removed during renovations at the airport.
Staff Report, KTRK-TV 09/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Flint City Administrator's Termination Lawsuit Revived
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A lawsuit filed by the former city administrator for Flint, Michigan, alleging wrongful termination has been revived. The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the lawsuit can move forward under the Whistleblowers' Protection Act. The former city administrator filed suit alleging she was fired after asking the city attorney's office to investigate claims the mayor was instructing city staff and volunteers to send potential water crisis donations to her own personal account. The plaintiff's lawsuit alleged retaliation against her First Amendment rights, WPA violation, and defamation, but was later dismissed.
Roberta , MLive 09/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Personal Injury

 
Botched Circumcision Lawsuit Comes to Close in Georgia
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Both sides of a circumcision injury lawsuit filed in Georgia issued closing arguments on Thursday in Clayton County Courthouse. The parents of a child who suffered an injury during his circumcision filed the personal injury lawsuit against the Life Cycle Pediatrics, Life Cycle OB/GYN, and several members of the medical staff. According to the complaint, the child was injured permanently during the botched medical procedure, causing him to undergo multiple surgeries.
Donesha Aldridge and LaTasha Givens, 11 Alive Atlanta 09/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Kentucky Facility Facing Lawsuit After Fatal Hormone Treatments
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A Kentucky woman has filed suit against 25 Again alleging that hormone treatments given to her husband at the facility led to his death. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Jefferson Circuit Court and accuses 25 Again of wrongful death. According to the lawsuit, medical staff violated professional standards when they gave testosterone to the plaintiff's husband despite him showing normal levels. The lawsuit alleges the man, 54, died of a heart attack that was directly caused by the administration of excessive amounts of hormones.
Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier Journal 09/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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