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Ford Faces Class Claims over Defective Engines in Texas Ambulances
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On July 6, 2018, American automaker Ford Motor Company was served with proposed class claims filed by Texas ambulance company, TacMed Holdings Inc., which claims that Ford was aware of serious engine defects in its Transit Vans for years prior to issuing a safety recall. In the complaint, TacMed alleges that as early as 2015, Ford became aware of a serious defect in the flex disc of the company’s popular Transit Vans.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 07/13/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: Dignity Health Fired Employee Who Suffered Vision Loss
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Dignity Health has been hit with a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that it violated federal law when it fired an employee with vision loss. The woman worked as a food service technician at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California. After suffering vision loss, the woman took a leave of absence to rehabilitate. When the attempted to return to work, the medical center cited a new 20/40 vision requirement and refused to give her the job back, alleges the complaint. An EEOC attorney for the woman contends that Dignity Health, "chose to fire her based on her impairment and an unjustifiable vision standard."
Hannah Holzer and Cathie Anderson, The Sacramento Bee 07/11/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Texas Woman Accuses NFL Player of Sexual Assault, Spreading STD
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NFL player Marcell Dareus has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a woman from Texas and giving her an STD. The complaint was filed by the woman on July 6 in Duval County, Texas and alleges the athlete had sex with the plaintiff “while she was unconscious and therefore without her consent.” The plaintiff accuses Dareus of having unprotected sex with her while she was unconscious and without previously disclosing what she believes to be was herpes. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and damages in excess of $15,000.
Staff Report, Buffalo News 07/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Parents Sue After Child Injured at Indiana Daycare Center
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An Indiana lawsuit alleges that a 1-year-old child was severely injured after being left at a daycare facility. The lawsuit was filed by the child's parents on Thursday in Marion Superior Court and contends that the baby "sustained significant injuries to his face and person after being beaten and/or attacked." A medical expert believes that the injuries were caused by another young child. The lawsuit names KiddieGarden Childcare, its owner and an employee as defendants. While the daycare facility was closed after the incident, officials have declined to file criminal charges, stating the child had been in a "safe sleeping environment in the same room as an age appropriate child" when he was injured.
Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star 07/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Illinois Emergency Room Named in Lawsuit Over 9-Month-Old's Death
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A wrongful death lawsuit takes aim at an Illinois emergency room's treatment of an infant who died. The 9-month-old child was suffering from coughing, vomiting and difficulty breathing when he was taken to the Trinity Rock Island emergency room on July 28, 2016. According to the lawsuit, a doctor used an improperly sized medical tube, causing the child to suffer cardiac arrest and die. Named as defendants in the suit are the hospital and the doctor who cared for the baby. The complaint was filed in Rock Island County by the child's mother and seeks damages in excess of $50,000.
Anthony Watt, Quad-City Times 07/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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ADT Sued For Negligence After Fatal House Fire
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A wrongful death lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas alleges that security company ADT is to blame for the death of a woman in a house fire. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the woman's minor child. As the lawsuit alleges, ADT received two notifications that the house was on fire but failed to alert authorities and “inexplicably...fully cleared” the incident. An hour later, the woman's body was found inside the home. ADT is accused in the complaint of two counts of negligence and one count of fraud, deception and breaching the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and its agreement with the woman.
Max Londberg and Tony Rizzo, Kansas City Star 07/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit Alleges Deputies Were At Party During Florida Airport Shooting
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The widow of one of the victims of last year's mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport has filed a lawsuit alleging that deputies failed to respond to the shooting. The recently filed lawsuit alleges that local Broward deputies were at a retirement party when the shooting began and failed in their response to the crisis. The lawsuit, which alleges negligence, was filed against the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Broward County Commissionwas, Delta Airlines and three security companies. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages.
Tonya Alanez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 07/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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