A discrimination lawsuit was recently filed against Westlake Golf and Country Club by Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz over allegations that he was a “victim of illegal discrimination because of his disability and was prevented from practicing his religion.” Lefkowitz, along with his sons, Levi and Moshe, “all use wheelchairs and live together in Westlake Golf and Country Club,” according to the complaint filed yesterday.
The national legal rating service Super Lawyers recognized John F. Schaefer, founder of Birmingham, Michigan-based The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer as a Top-Rated Family Law Attorney. This will be his 13th consecutive year for this distinction. Schaefer was also included in Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Consumer Michigan Super Lawyers list.
If you're a fan of pistachios, listen up. Earlier this week, Bazzinil LLC issued a recall for 4,000 pounds of pistachios over concerns of potential Salmonella contamination. It turns out that during routine internal testing, some of the products tested positive for Salmonella. As a result, the company, which is based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has halted “production and distribution of several specific products to investigate the source of the bacteria.”
The Des Moines Police Department and Lonnie Porter recently agreed to settle a lawsuit over a traffic stop for $25,000. The incident itself occurred in 2016. According to a suit filed by Porter, he was driving when he “spotted a Des Moines police officer nearby and started recording live to Facebook.” In the recording, Porter can be heard saying that “he believed he would be pulled over despite having done nothing wrong.” In the recording, he added, “I ain't going to try to avoid him because there's no need to try and avoid him, because he is going to pull me over anyway.”
After more than a decade spent locked in a dispute over wages, J.B. Hunt Transport finally agreed to a $15 million settlement with a class of drivers. The agreement was announced earlier this month on October 1 and final approval of the settlement is scheduled for October 29.