Recent Comments Draw Attention of Shaun White Accuser

As the winter Olympics continue, recent comments made by gold medal winner Shaun White managed to cause quite a stir and reminded many of a lawsuit between the Olympic snowboarder and the former drummer of his band Bad Things, Lena Zawaideh, that was settled last year. Not exactly the type of attention White was hoping for shortly after winning his “third Olympic gold medal in the men’s half pipe at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.” But what happened? Well, earlier this week while attending a news conference, White was asked about the lawsuit and whether he thought Zawaideh’s allegations of sexual misconduct “would tarnish his legacy.” In response, White replied, “You know honestly, I’m here to talk about the Olympics, not, you know, gossip. But I don’t think so.”


Lawsuit Filed Against Molina Healthcare on Allegations of Disability Discrimination

With the support of a state human rights panel, an Augusta woman, Angela S. Johnson, filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Molina Healthcare in federal court. As part of her lawsuit, she is seeking “back wages and other damages as well as an order forcing Molina Information Systems LLC to provide civil rights training for human resources workers and supervisors on provisions around disability employment discrimination.” But what happened? What kind of disability discrimination did Johnson face?



Family of Actor Bill Paxton Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against California Hospital

Remember Bill Paxton? He starred in movies like Twister, Titanic, and Mighty Joe Young and tragically died last year on February 25 shortly after “having heart surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.” Now his family has decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the “California hospital where he died” on allegations that “the heart complications that ultimately took Paxton’s life were a result of negligence by the hospital and the surgeon who operated on him.”



Oil Giant Exxon Mobil Starts Suing Its Suers Over Rapidly-Warming Climate Change Suit

Oil industry giant Exxon Mobil is launching a wide-ranging legal attack against its litigatory opponents, hitting attorneys and public officials across the country with retaliatory suits and demands. According to Bloomberg, the company has targeted at least 30 individuals and organizations. Among them are New York and Massachusetts attorneys general Eric Schneiderman and Maura T.


CFPB Drops Lawsuit Against Golden Valley Lending

A lawsuit against Golden Valley Lending was just dropped by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, despite allegations that the lender “allegedly charged people up to 950 percent interest rates.” To many, the watchdog group’s latest move is yet another example of how it’s moving “away from aggressive enforcement under interim director Mick Mulvaney,” and many career staff members are none too pleased about that.