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Michigan Appeals Court Denies Catholic School in State Funding Lawsuit
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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled against a Catholic school and other entities in a lawsuit over the legality of $2.5 million in state funds to reimburse private schools for health and safety mandates. The Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Grand Rapids, four Republicans in the state Legislature, the Michigan Catholic Conference and the Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools sought to join the lawsuit and defend the funding. However, the appeals court ruled that the groups could not join the lawsuit filed by a group of public schools. The lawsuit challenges the legality of the funding added to the state budget in 2016.
Brian McVicar, MLive 09/25/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Black Farmer Challenges Law Concerning Medical Marijuana in Florida
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A lawsuit has been filed in Florida challenging a new state law that mandates that a coveted medical-marijuana license to go to a black farmer. The lawsuit was filed by a black farmer from Panama City who alleges that the new law is so limited that only a handful of black farmers could qualify for the license. According to the complaint, the new measure is what is known as an unconstitutional "special law." The lawsuit filed in Leon County circuit court states, "There is no rational basis for limiting the opportunity of black farmers to obtain a medical marijuana license to only the few members of that class of black farmers who are also member of a specific private association."
Jim Saunders and Dara Kam, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 09/25/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Florida Jury Rules in Favor of Man Blinded During Cataract Surgery
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A Florida jury has ruled in favor of a man who was blinded during a surgery to remove cataracts. The lawsuit was filed against Leon Medical Centers, one of South Florida’s most popular Medicare clinics. The lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court alleged that an ophthalmologist at the medical center blinded the plaintiff during the surgery. After the incident, the hospital claimed that the ophthalmologist was not a staff physician, but an independent contractor. However, the jury ruled that the hospital treated the ophthalmologist as if he were an employee and awarded $13 million to the plaintiff and his wife.
Daniel Chang, Miami Herald 09/21/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Medical Malpractice Suit Ends in $10M Non-Economic Damages Verdict
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A $10 million non-economic damages verdict has been awarded in a medical malpractice wrongful death case involving the death of an 80-year-old man from Iowa. The elderly man underwent surgery to remove his bladder, which resulted in a bowel leak and sepsis and eventually, the man's death. His family filed suit after Mississippi Valley Anesthesiology, P.C. and its insurer failed to compensate the family for the man's death. A jury in Dubuque, Iowa approved the unanimous, record setting medical malpractice and wrongful death non-economic damage verdict of $10,000,000.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 09/20/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Recall Issued on John Deere Tractors, Transmissions Due to Crash Hazard
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A recall has been issued on John Deere D105 lawn tractors and service part transmissions due to a crash hazard. “The transmission can fail, posing a crash hazard," says the recall. About 25,000 tractors and 500 transmissions sold as service parts were sold in the U.S., with an additional 1,200 sold in Canada. The tractors were sold at John Deere dealers, Home Depot and Lowe's stores nationwide from February 2016 through July 2017 and the transmissions were sold at John Deere authorized dealers from March 2016 through August 2017. There have not been any incidents reported in connection with the recall.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 09/20/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against New Mexico Senior Living Facility
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New Mexico senior living facility Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a resident. The lawsuit was filed by the family of an Alzheimer’s patient in his early 70s who died weeks after falling out of his bed and suffering a head injury. According to the lawsuit, the patient complained of pain and other health issues after suffering the head injury, but the facility did not seek proper medical treatment for him. An autopsy report showed that the man's cause of death was blunt-force head trauma and an investigation revealed that the man had likely been bleeding in his brain for weeks before his death.
Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe New Mexican 09/24/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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