On December 16, 2017, two-year-old Zion Gastelum died after undergoing a dental procedure at a Kool Smiles dental office. Now, the boy’s family is alleging medical malpractice in a civil lawsuit.
Lawsuits & Litigation
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed a lawsuit in federal court against prescription drug makers and distributors claiming the companies downplayed the addictive effects of their products, which have crippled the community.
Last month, the University of Michigan agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit with a former employee who alleged that she was wrongfully terminated. The settlement agreement was signed on December 3.
A federal appeals court has blasted the U.S. government for its poor handling of a longstanding lawsuit over a former graduate student’s placement on the no-fly list. POLITICO reports that Malaysian citizen Rahinah Ibrahim first launched her lawsuit ten years ago. She won, five years back, after U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ruled that
The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is being asked to take the stand in a sexual abuse lawsuit involving his daughter and son-in-law. Fox13 reports that a motion seeking LDS President Russell M. Nelson was filed in federal court late last week. While Nelson himself isn’t implicated in the alleged
Uber drivers in Massachusetts are suing the ride-sharing company, claiming it illegally labels its employees independent contractors in a bid to skirt minimum wage and state law. The Boston Herald reports that the suit, filed earlier this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, claims that the company “regularly fails to
Gun control advocates are suing Tamaqua School District for a recently-passed policy that allows teachers to carry firearms at school. WFMZ reports that on Thursday, families launched a second lawsuit against the school district. Backed by Cease Fire PA, the litigation aims to topple Tamaqua’s firearms policy. “It’s not staff members’ place to have a
Accused of enabling negligence and providing substandard care, Illinois has agreed to a series of reforms intended to improve health throughout its prison system. Under the agreements, writes the Chicago Tribune, a federal monitor will oversee adjustments to prison healthcare. Among the accepted changes are increased medical and dental staffing, ‘proper training and qualifications for