A pregnancy discrimination lawsuit was recently filed against a California prison by a female correction officer. According to the lawsuit, the officer, Sarah Coogle, claimed “state prison officials wouldn't provide reasonable accommodations when she was pregnant,” and as a result, she ended up falling “while responding to a fight between inmates at a maximum-security prison.” Unfortunately, the fall resulted in Coogle losing her unborn child and prompted her to file the pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in Kern County Superior Court.
Uber has faced a lot of legal issues and backlash in response to the ride sharing platform’s shortcomings. In 2017, it faced a lot of problems and it was a seriously tumultuous year for the company. Here’s a look at some of Uber’s biggest legal problems throughout 2017.
If you haven't heard already, more than 200 million eggs from an egg farm owned by Rose Acre Farms have been recalled over salmonella concerns. According to the recall notice, the eggs “from the affected farm were distributed to nine states, including Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.” From there, the affected eggs made their way to “restaurants and supermarkets under multiple brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms and Sunshine Farms.” So far 22 reported illnesses have been linked to the recalled eggs.
When most parents welcome the arrival of a new baby in the hospital, there's a certain expectation that the hospital staff will help keep the child safe until the family leaves to go home. Unfortunately for one South Florida couple, this was not the case. According to a lawsuit filed earlier today, the couple's “newborn baby girl was taken by Miccosukee tribe police officers from Baptist Hospital last month.” The lawsuit itself was filed against the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and Baptist Health.
On April 9, yet another victory was scored as the FDA issued an order restricting the sale and distribution of the Essure device. Not recalled. Not banned. Restricted. Frustrating? Yes. A step in the right direction? Most definitely. Below, you’ll find the FDA’s press release announcing the new order.
Earlier this week, Menards filed a lawsuit against a Georgia company in response to a number of personal injury claims “tied to moving walkways installed in some of the home improvement chain’s stores.” The lawsuit itself was filed in Eau Claire County Court against ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp. and accused the company of not living up “to its warranty and other parts of a contract to install the walkways intended to transport people and carts,” resulting in injury reports, as well as “breach of contract, breaking Wisconsin product warranty laws and for failing to assume defense in two pending injury cases.”
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