Accused of taking too long to diagnose a vulnerable patient’s rare disorder, Springfield’s Mercy Hospital will have to foot a $28 million bill.
The family of 17-year old John Albers, killed last year by an Overland Park police officer, has settled with the city for $2.3 million. Activists say that even though damages will be paid out, there are still many questions left lingering.
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Earl Little’s family is suing Pinckneyville Correctional Center and its former warden, claiming prison administrators know the man’s violent cellmate posed a safety risk.
Polster Will Not Sanction AG for 60 Minutes Comments
Judge Dan Polster watched the '60 Minutes' segment that ran on CBS last month interviewing Republican Attorney General and Governor-elect Mike DeWine along with two attorneys and had read…Sara E. Teller
Judge: No Relief for Furloughed Federal Workers
An assortment of federal workers’ unions are suing the government, many saying their employees are being forced to work without pay. But a recent ruling could put a halter any hope for relief.Ryan J. Farrick
Test Strips Tell Users Whether Fentanyl is in Street Drugs
New test strips, when dipped in the residue of cooked heroin or when a little water is added to empty bags of cocaine, will tell a user if the drug is laced with fentanyl. One line indicates that the drugs are positive for fentanyl. Two lines mean the result is negative.Sara E. Teller
D.A.R.E. is Back with a New Focus Amid Opioid Crisis
Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.) is tackling the nationwide opioid crisis by including it in its curriculum for the first time. The well-known anti-drug program delivered in schools now offers a new section on opioid and prescription drug abuse.Sara E. Teller
So, What’s Happening in Flint Lately?
The Flint water crisis is almost five years old, but it’s far from over. What’s happening now? Here’s a quick rundown.Dawn Allen
Portland bartender Gunnar Hokan Jorstad is asking a judge to dismiss his former employer’s lawsuit, which seeks to recoup lost revenue from a 21-day, state-imposed booze ban on the establishment.
A Tennessee woman is suing private prison contractor CoreCivic, claiming her colleagues left her alone with violent male inmates–and then ignored her calls for help.
An Ohio woman deported to Mexico in 2017 is suing the federal government. Attorneys say she may not have answers until the government re-opens.
The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is being asked to take the stand in a sexual abuse lawsuit involving his daughter and son-in-law. Fox13 reports that a motion seeking LDS President Russell M. Nelson was filed in federal court late last week. While Nelson himself isn’t implicated in the alleged
Uber drivers in Massachusetts are suing the ride-sharing company, claiming it illegally labels its employees independent contractors in a bid to skirt minimum wage and state law. The Boston Herald reports that the suit, filed earlier this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, claims that the company “regularly fails to
Gun control advocates are suing Tamaqua School District for a recently-passed policy that allows teachers to carry firearms at school. WFMZ reports that on Thursday, families launched a second lawsuit against the school district. Backed by Cease Fire PA, the litigation aims to topple Tamaqua’s firearms policy. “It’s not staff members’ place to have a
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A California family is suing the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, alleging that law enforcement waited a day before starting a search for injured mountain biker Andres Marin. Marin, writes the Press-Enterprise, called his wife just before sunset on March 1, 2014. It was his birthday, and he’d spend the latter half of the day mountain
Last month, Rock Island County agreed to settle a lawsuit for $630,000, bring an end to a legal battle that has lasted more than five years. The suit was originally filed by three former employees of Partners in Job Training and Placement/Workforce Development (PJTP) after they were fired for “reporting alleged financial fraud conducted by Mark Lohman, who was then interim director.” The three former employees were Jeanette Dawson, Carol Slavish and Michelle Holmes.
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A federal workers’ union launched a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Monday, claiming the White House is illegally insisting that some government employees work without pay. USA Today reports that the American Federation of Government Employees announced the lawsuit Monday, two weeks after Washington went into a partial shutdown. The union—the largest representing federal
Law firms have joined forces to launch a class action against technology company Nvidia, alleging it mislead investors about its ability to withstand a weary cryptocurrency market. Tom’s Hardware reports that 2017 saw rising interest in cryptocurrency. The cost of certain computer components, such as GPUs, leapt up as individuals and firms invested in better
A partial government shutdown is likely to delay an Arizona lawsuit challenging U.S. Border Patrol’s ‘icebox’ holding cells. Tucson.com reports that living conditions in some Border Patrol detention centers have attracted heightened scrutiny. Within the past month, two Guatemalan children died within days of being arrested. Although a federal judge ordered the agency to improve