New York will pay the family of Kalief Browder $3.3 million. Browder, imprisoned at Rikers Island for three years without a trial, hung himself in 2015. His death prompted city officials to enact numerous reforms.
A California state investigation has attributed blame for its 2017 wine country fires to a home’s electrical grid. However, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is still expected to declare bankruptcy in the face of numerous lawsuits.
Several states, including New Jersey and New York, are contemplating major changes to the way they treat lawsuits filed by victims of child sex abuse.
A judge discarded an age discrimination lawsuit, ruling that, while companies cannot mistreat older employees, they’re still entitled to set stilted hiring criteria.
An Orange County woman recently sued FCA US, formerly known as the Chrysler Group, after the headrest in her 2014 Dodge Avenger snapped forward while she was driving.
Massachusetts’ lawsuit, originally filed in June in Suffolk County Superior Court, was the first by a state to pursue Purdue’s Sackler family directly and hold them personally responsible for contributing to the opioid epidemic.
More research on the risks of vaping – specifically pertaining to ‘popcorn lung’ – is needed. A lot of misinformation is being used as scare tactics.
The U.S. Department of Education plans to investigate allegations that the Wolf Point School District in Montana discriminates against Native American students by pushing them into underfunded programs and publicly reprimanding them, leading to suicides.