Louisiana State Penitentiary Lawsuit Heads to Trial Tuesday

A 2015 lawsuit alleging “grossly deficient” medical care at Louisiana State Penitentiary is heading to trial Tuesday. Lawyers for the maximum-security inmates say their clients suffered and continue to suffer a drawn-out variety of cruel and unusual punishment. Countless inmates, recounts The Advocate, have been forced to deal with unnecessary pain and suffering, permanent disability

Lawsuit Claims LaCroix Sparkling Water Contains Insecticides, Not ‘All Natural’

Are you a fan of LaCroix? Earlier this week, a lawsuit was filed against LaCroix’s parent company, National Beverage Corp, alleging the sparkling water is falsely advertised as 100% natural. According to the class action suit that was filed on behalf of Lenora Rice, “cockroach insecticide and other artificial ingredients are used in the drink.” The suit also argues that National Beverage knew of the “synthetic chemicals and was intentionally misleading consumers” with false advertising.

Muskingum Recreation Center (MRC) Hit With Breach of Contract Lawsuit

The Muskingum Recreation Center (MRC)was recently hit was a lawsuit by Caprise Dittmar over allegations of breach of contract. In addition to the recreation center, the suit also names Michael Steen and Rebecca Hardwick as defendants. According to the complaint, which was filed in the Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas, Dittmar was a “paid member of the recreation center when the center canceled her membership over complaints made about the cleanliness of the pool.”

Sheriff’s Office At Center of New Age Discrimination Suit

A discrimination lawsuit was recently filed against the York County Sheriff’s Office by a former DNA lab worker who claimed she was “discriminated against based on her gender and age.” According to the suit, the woman, 44-year-old Crystal Kissel, was “forced to resign in 2017, after she was threatened to be fired unless she quit.”

Settlement Reached Involving Wrongful Death of Developmentally Disabled Missouri Man

A settlement was reached in a case involving the wrongful death of a developmentally disabled Missouri man. Back in April 2017, the body of Carl DeBrodie was found “encased in concrete after he went missing from a supported living home.” The suit itself was filed by DeBrodie’s mother and sister-in-law and their attorney, Rudy Veit, said the details of the settlement are being kept confidential. However, Veit did reveal that it “provides enough money to care for DeBrodie’s mother, Carolyn Summers, and to allow her to make donations to organizations that helped DeBrodie during his lifetime.”