Lawsuits & Litigation

Rock Island County Agrees to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $630,000

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.



Lawsuits & Litigation

Federal Workers’ Union Sues Trump Administration on Shutdown

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


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Nvidia Sued Over Cryptocurrency Fallout

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


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Government Shutdown Slows Suit Against Border Patrol’s ‘Icebox’ Holding Cells

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