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  April 16, 2021

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Preeclampsia Gone Untreated in Pregnant Women Could Be Cause for Lawsuit
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Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder that occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy and creates complications in 2-8% of pregnancies. If not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, preeclampsia can cause injury and/or death to the mother and the infant. Women affected by a failure to properly treat preeclampsia during pregnancy may have grounds to file an obstetrical negligence lawsuit.
Staff Report, The National Law Review 04/15/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Lawsuit Says Two Teachers Sexually Abused Student 40 Years Ago
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A lawsuit alleges that two elementary school teachers from Newburgh, New York, sexually assaulted a young student over 40 years ago. The lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court in Goshen last month under the Child Victims Act Law. The plaintiff alleges the two teachers sexually abused him from 1973 to 1976, beginning when he was 10 years old. The surviving teacher is named as the defendant in the complaint.
Chris McKenna, Times Herald-Record 04/16/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: Tipped Minimum Wage at Olive Garden Results in Discrimination, Harassment
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Olive Garden's parent company Darden Restaurants is facing a lawsuit alleging its tipping policy leads to sexual harassment and racial discrimination of servers. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in California federal court by advocacy group One Fair Wage. According to the lawsuit, the restaurant's use of a tipped minimum wage, which can be as little as $2.13 an hour, causes employees of color to earn 18% less than white employees.
Amelia Lucas, CNBC 04/15/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Black Trucker Files Discrimination Suit in Los Angeles Superior Court
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A Black truck driver from California has filed a lawsuit alleging he was fired after complaining about safety issues and racial discrimination. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit states that the plaintiff lost his job as a truck driver after complaining about his employer's illegal storage of hazardous materials. He also states in the complaint that his trainer used racial epithets against him. Among the allegations listed in the complaint are wrongful termination, race discrimination and harassment, retaliation, and various violations of the state Labor Code.
Staff Report, MyNewsLA.com 04/15/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Catholic Prison Chaplain Subjected Others to Religious Discrimination, Says Lawsuit
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A lawsuit filed against the Federal Bureau of Prisons alleges that a Catholic chaplain at the FMC Carswell federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas, discriminated against and harassed non-Catholic colleagues and inmates. The chaplain is accused in the complaint of making disparaging remarks about Protestant chaplains and refusing to offer his services to non-Catholic inmates. According to the recently filed lawsuit, complaints about the chaplain's treatment of others made by his colleagues and at least one inmate did not result in disciplinary action.
Nichole Manna, Ft. Worth Star Telegram 04/16/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
ConAgra Foods Employee Sues After COVID Exposure Kills Spouse
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A ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods employee has filed a lawsuit alleging he contracted COVID-19 at work and then passed it to his wife, who died. The Wisconsin man alleges his employer failed to enforce policies meant to protect workers from the coronavirus. According to the complaint, supervisors did not take corrective action with employees who refused to wear masks at work. As a result, a virus outbreak developed among workers, leading the plaintiff's wife to fall ill.
Maria Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04/16/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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