In one of the latest stories about workplace discrimination, a Whataburger chain in Florida is being sued by a former manager after she was allegedly “retaliated against and forced to resign because she would not carry out racially discriminatory hiring practices as directed by higher-ups.”
Lawsuits & Litigation
A diabetic and convicted murderer from Georgia will receive a $550,000 settlement from the state after suing over the loss of a leg. The New York Times and Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that the inmate, Michael Tarver, originally filed the suit in longhand and without legal aid over three years ago. Tarver accused Dr. Chiquita Fye,
The mother of Ron Singleton, who died in police custody in 2014, settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the City of New York for $1.25 million. Singleton’s mother, Rebecca Singleton, accused the New York Police Department of using excessive force in restraining her son. A taxi driver had called the police to report the late
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Discrimination is never acceptable, especially in the workplace. In recent months we’ve seen a lot of stories about racial and gender discrimination in the news, and while it’s become almost common to learn of another lawsuit being filed against, say, Fox News or CNN, news of a discrimination lawsuit being filed against an inclusive organization may be a bit more difficult to believe. Over the years Facebook has made a name for itself as being inclusive and welcoming to all, at least that’s what many thought. However, two new age discrimination lawsuits have some wondering just how inclusive the social media giant is when it comes to age.
Many might be surprised to learn that there has been a long-running dispute in California over whether or not morning cups of coffee should come with cancer warnings. From packaged coffee beans to coffee-house lattes and mochas, one non-profit, the Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), believes the public should be made aware of “the cancer-causing chemical acrylamide” floating around in their cups of joe. In its quest to warn the public, CERT filed a lawsuit against more than 90 companies, including Starbucks, retail shops, and grocery stores.
The state of Colorado is paying $171,000 to the estate of Dennis Choquette, a former inmate at Southern Colorado prison. Choquette alleged, for two years, that medical staff at the facility were deliberately refusing him treatment. He was detained at prisons in Las Animas and Canon City from 2014 until his death last November. “Mr.
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit over the validity of an Obama-era regulation on hydraulic fracking. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the suit is unnecessary, considering that the Trump administration is actively working to repeal the rule. According to The Hill, the court also vacated a lower court order,
A Santa Clara dentist was awarded an undisclosed sum of money after settling with Asiana Airlines after surviving a plane crash. Dr. Kyung Rhan Rha is the last of dozens of passengers and crew members to settle with the airline. Rha and her daughter were among 307 people abroad Asian Flight 214, which crashed onto