Last month, testimony began in the wrongful death case filed by the family of Dr, Jerry Don Lance, an oral surgeon in Waco, Texas who “died last year when an employee of a local auto dealership backed over him in a parking lot with an SUV.” In total, his family is seeking $1 million in damages.
Lawsuits & Litigation
On Friday, a U.S. appeals court refuse to let the Trump administration discard asylum applications from immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. POLITICO reports that, in a split 2-1 decision, judges of the 9th Circuit Court determined that the ban is incompatible with existing law. “Just as we may not, as we are often
Olivo Terminated Amid Whistleblower Lawsuit Involving Sexual Harassment
Kentucky’s attorney general says the state is continuing its case against Marathon in a lawsuit that’s over a decade old. WDRB.com reports that the litigation was first filed by former Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo in 2007. Brought against Marathon Petroleum, the suit accuses the nationwide distributor of illegally increasing the price of gasoline in
Last month, six hospitals in New York agreed to repay sexual assault victims who were illegally forced to pay for their own rape examinations, sometimes to the tune of $3,000 when the procedure should have been “billed to the state or their insurers.” According to Attorney General Barbara Underwood, the hospitals “wrongly billed victims for at least 200 forensic rape exams in recent years and had collections agencies go after some women who failed to pay.”
Many people know of LuLaRoe for its stylish clothing items. However, few may be aware that the company recently came under fire in a new lawsuit alleging it hasn’t been paying all of its bills lately. According to the lawsuit filed in a California Superior Court, LuLaRoe’s chief clothing supplier, Providence Industries, “is suing the company for nearly $49 million in a lawsuit claiming the multi-level marketing company has failed to pay its bills for seven months.”
Earlier this month, UC Berkeley announced that it agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against the school involving allegations of discrimination “against high-profile speakers invited by conservative student groups.” The suit was filed back in April 2017 by Young America’s Foundation (YAF) and Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) and alleged that the university violated their First Amendment rights, among others. According to the settlement agreement, the university will pay “a one-time $70,000 payment to cover the plaintiff’s attorney costs, as well as a revision of the campus Major Events Policy.”
A judge in Merrimack County recently ruled in favor of a mother who sued the New Hampshire Department and Health and Human Services over allegations of wrongful termination. According to the lawsuit, the mother requested breastfeeding accommodations at her job. She was eventually “fired in September 2012 due to unresolved issues concerning when and where she could breastfeed her newborn son during the workday.”
Family of Ashley Ferguson Jones Files Wrongful Death Suit After She was Struck and Killed by Tractor Trailer
Back on December 1, 2016, a young mother was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer when she pulled off to the right shoulder on Interstate 95 in Old Lyme to check on her baby in the back seat of her car. Now, her family decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Haven and is seeking $30 million.
Security footage from a South Carolina church is stoking fears that a young volunteer may have molested more than a dozen children on its premises. The footage, detailed by the Associated Press, purportedly shows 28-year old Jacop Robert Lee Hazlett ‘repeatedly abusing young children in a bathroom.’ The attacks were repeated, sustained and took place