After being sued and accused of sexual harassment and breach of contract, Shaun White has finally reached a settlement with his accuser. Who accused him of such charges? Turns out it was the former drummer of his rock band, Lena Zawaideh. According to the lawsuit, Zawaideh was the “only female member of Bad Things, a young electronic rock band founded by White, 30, who also performed as the band’s guitarist.” So far the settlement terms haven’t been disclosed.
Graco Children's Products Inc. just issued a recall of nearly 25,000 car seats. Why? Well, according to a release issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), “the webbing that holds a child in place may not adequately restrain the child in an accident.”
Losing a loved one is always hard, but even more so when a life is lost in a tragic manner. Such was the reality for the family of 27-year-old Jack Jacquez “who was fatally shot in the back by an on-duty officer” in front of his mother. As a result of his tragic death, his family filed a lawsuit against the now ex-officer, the city of Rocky Ford, and former Chief Frank Gallegos. Fortunately for the family, the lawsuit has now been settled with the city. The lawsuit itself sought “an unspecified amount of money for excessive force and violations of constitutional rights.”
A new recall has been issued, this time for two types of beef franks produced and sold by John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company. So far nearly 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products have been recalled over concerns that they might be contaminated with “extraneous materials, specifically metal,” according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
A recent global study of healthcare systems discovered what experts are calling “distressing” findings in reference to the quality of the U.S. healthcare system, a topic many Americans often grumble and complain about.
In an unpredictable and changing world, disasters are bound to happen. Hail ruins crops, accidents wreck cars, floods destroy homes, and illness and disease cause setbacks to health, livelihood, and bank accounts. All of these catastrophes – and more! – can spell doom for a family or business, especially when they occur on top of already hard times. Spreading the risk by sharing the costs among a large pool of people is how insurance works, but when bad things happen frequently or the risk is shared among fewer people, the price goes up. That's why affordable insurance is such an important issue nowadays. If our households, our fellow citizens, and our economic endeavors are endangered not just by the random whim of fate but also by a failing insurance market, we all pay the price.
Remember that big data breach at Target stores across the country back in 2013? It compromised “tens of millions of customers’ credit and debit card information.” Now, years later, Target Corp. has agreed to pay "$18.5 million to 47 states, including California, and the District of Columbia" as part of a settlement over the data breach. The only states not included in the settlement are Alabama, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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