Protests at the headquarters of for-profit prison corporation CoreCivic are drawing attention to the company’s practice of denying diabetics timely treatment. Three inmates have sued CoreCivic over its medical practices. Plaintiffs say they’re provided sub-standard healthcare. Insulin shots are administered without routine, complicating detainees’ ability to regulate their blood sugar. A class-action suit filed earlier
Lawsuits & Litigation
A year after the death of Tim Hurley, 59, and Kevin Carter, 51, the family of Hurley has decided to file a negligence and wrongful death civil lawsuit against the Zota Beach Resort and Victory Security Agency. At the time of their deaths, Hurley was the Zota resort manager and Carter was a security guard. Last summer, both men were killed during a robbery. It turns out, the Victory Security Agency hired the man that killed both men.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Trump administration over its decision to rescind asylum protections for victims of gang violence and domestic abuse. POLITICO reports that the organization is arguing against an administration policy put forward by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Under Sessions, the Justice Department and other federal agencies have “generally”
A federal judge ruled that a woman whose son was shot across the U.S-Mexico border can sue for damages. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz isn’t entitled to qualified immunity. Judge Andrew J. Kleinfield penned the majority opinion, opining that the Fourth Amendment applies to the cross-border killing.
Our friends at Lex Machina revealed their first Employment Litigation Report this summer. An excerpt from this helpful report follows, along with a link to the full report.
On June 21, McKeen & Associates announced that it won a $16.2 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffers from cerebral palsy. Medical negligence was determined as the cause of child’s cerebral palsy.
Judge Approves Subpoenas for Unveiling Diet Madison Avenue Founders
Does Rachael Ray Nutrish’s ‘Natural’ Dog Food Contain a ‘Potentially Harmful’ Herbacide? One Lawsuit Says Yes.
What kind of dog food do you feed your fur baby? If it’s anything from the Rachael Ray Nutrish’s dog food line, you may be interested to learn that a class-action lawsuit was recently filed against the company. According to the suit filed on August 1 against Ainsworth Pet Nutrition LLC dba Rachael Ray Nutrish, plaintiff Markeith Parks claims “the company’s Super Premium Food for Dogs bills itself as ‘natural,’ but actually contains the ‘potentially harmful’ herbicide glyphosate
A lawsuit between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Rose Acre Farms Inc. over “unfair immigration-related employment practices” reached a settlement yesterday on August 6. The suit was filed by the DOJ back in November 2012 when it accused the farm, which is the “second largest egg producer in the nation, of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against non-U.S. citizens who were work-authorized.”
Jury Awards $45 Million in Sex Abuse Case, Blames Agency