Settlement Reached in Ruby Tuesday Age Discrimination Lawsuit

One would think that in 2017, discrimination of any type would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Discrimination is a common occurrence, and no industry, including the restaurant industry, is immune. For example, a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Boca Raton was recently accused of age discrimination for refusing to “hire an older applicant because it wanted to maximize longevity.” Fortunately for the older applicant, Floyd Cardwell, the lawsuit reached a settlement agreement after the Georgia corporation agreed to pay $45,000.




$1.3M Settlement Reached Between City and Paralyzed Former Football Player, Cooper Doucette

A settlement was reached between the Nashua School District and Cooper Doucette, a “former high school football player paralyzed during a 2010 practice.” According to the 12-page settlement agreement, Doucette will receive $1.3 million that will be paid by the “city’s insurance company, American Alternative Insurance Corporation.” According to court documents, an estimated $737,972 “will be paid to Doucette’s legal team at the law firm Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky, and Simoneau,” and Doucette will receive “$2,000 a month for the next 25 years for a total of about $562,000.”





Families of Victims Lost in Berkeley, CA Balcony Collapse Reach Settlement

Another partial settlement has been reached in relation to the deadly 2015 balcony collapse in Berkeley, California that “killed six and injured another seven reached a settlement.” This most recent settlement, “the amount of which is confidential, was reached between the injured victims and the families of the dead, mostly from Ireland, Greystar property managers and BlackRock, who owned the Library Gardens apartment complex at 2020 Kittredge St.”


Lawsuit Filed Against Sun Dial Restaurant for Negligence After Fatal Accident

One families trip to an Atlanta restaurant took a tragic turn earlier this year, and now the parents have filed a lawsuit “against the 73-story hotel and restaurant where it happened” for negligence. Back on April 14, Michael and Rebecca Holt took their son, Charlie Holt, to the popular Sun Dial restaurant, a place well known for its revolving floors. Unfortunately, upon leaving after their meal, little Charlie became trapped “in a 5-inch gap between the furniture and a wall as the restaurant’s floor rotated in the opposite direction” while his parents and patrons tried desperately to free him.