Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Right-Wing MA Sheriff Thomas Hodgson

A civil rights watchdog filed a lawsuit against controversial Massachusetts Sheriff Thomas Hodgson last Thursday. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed the lawsuit after submitting several requests for information pertaining to the sheriff’s department’s participation in a program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The program would teach law enforcement officers


School District Pays $272,500 To Settle Bullying Lawsuit

A settlement has been paid to Amber Greene, the mother of an elementary school student who claimed her son was injured “because staff members failed to protect him from another student’s bullying behavior.” The settlement, paid by the Sioux City Community School District, totals $262,500 and was approved by the school board back in December. Other legal matters “prolonged the case” that was later dismissed by Greene’s attorney back on April 28.


Former LA Sheriff’s Deputy Jan Adams Awarded $1.275 Million for Blowing Whistle on Corrupt Colleagues

Former Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Jan Adams was awarded a $1.275 million in a lawsuit which claims the department had retaliated against her following testimony against colleagues. The LA Times reports the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement on Tuesday “without comment.” Adams had blown the whistle on colleagues she claimed were




Fatal Baltimore Bus Crash Results In Lawsuit

A lawsuit, which is seeking class action status, has been filed on behalf of the victims of a deadly bus crash that occurred in Baltimore last fall. It is seeking $10 million in damages, and alleges that the school bus driver that caused the accident was “wrongly cleared to work despite previous crashes and health problems.”


$20M Settlement Reached In Verrückt Water Slide Tragedy

Earlier this year, a settlement was reached between the family of Kansas State Representative, Scott Schwab and the owner of the Schlitterbahn Water Park as a result of the tragic death of their 10-year-old son, Caleb Schwab. According to court documents, the family will receive nearly $20 million in settlement payments from the companies involved in the 10-year-old boy’s death on the Verrückt water slide, though at the time of the settlement agreement back in January, it was unclear how much each party would be required to pay. Now, more details have emerged, revealing that the Schwab family settlement might be the “largest settlement of its kind paid in a wrongful death case involving a minor in either Kansas or Missouri.”


FedEx Settles Lawsuits Brought by Drivers for $224m

FedEx has settled a series of lawsuits brought against it by disgruntled drivers to the tune of $224 million. The litigation, initiated by FedEx drivers from 19 states, claims the company had under-compensated its over-the-road employees by misclassifying them as independent contractors rather than full-time workers. According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the payments made