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Laws/Cases

 
Dugout Paramedic's Foul Ball Injury Suit Against Astros Dismissed
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A lawsuit filed against the Astros by a paramedic who was injured by a foul ball during a game has been dismissed by a judge. The plaintiff, a dugout paramedic, suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was hit by a foul ball in 2019. As a result of the injury, the plaintiff says he continues to suffer vision loss and post-concussion syndrome. A joint motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which sought $1 million, was filed on Thursday.
Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle 06/17/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Bangor Police Chief Accused by Officers of Sexual Harassment
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The police chief of Bangor, Michigan, has been accused in a new lawsuit of sexual harassment. The lawsuit was filed on June 10 in U.S. Western District Court by three officers who allege they were harassed by the chief and that the police department allowed a hostile work environment. The complaint alleges that Bangor Chief of Police and City Manager Tommy Simpson made harassing comments to the officers. The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
Marie Weidmayer, MLive 06/11/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lowe's Store Allowed Rampant Sexual Harassment, Says Lawsuit
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Lowe's has been hit with a lawsuit filed in California alleging a "troubling pattern" of male-on-male sexual harassment. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court alleges a store in Vacaville has allowed the rampant sexual harassment of male employees to persist. As the lawsuit alleges, managers ignored "myriad complaints" about the issue. The lawsuit filed on behalf of a former employee at the store alleges a hostile work environment, retaliation, and failure to prevent harassment in violation of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Richard Bammer, San Jose Mercury News 06/17/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
CDC Investigating Tuberculosis Outbreak Linked to Bone Repair Product
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a rare tuberculosis outbreak linked to a bone repair product. More than 100 patients may have been infected after having spinal surgery or fracture repairs with a bone product earlier this year. Over 150 containers of the material have been recalled by the manufacturer. Following the use of the products in 113 patient procedures, eight patients have died. The cause of their deaths is still under investigation.
Lena H. Sun and Lenny Berstein, The Washington Post 06/18/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Family Seeks to Hold Illinois Accountable for Beating Death of Inmate
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The family of a man who died in an Illinois prison after being beaten by guards has filed a federal lawsuit. The 65-year-old inmate died from injuries he sustained in 2018 at the Western Illinois Correctional Center in Brown County when he was beaten by 13 prison officials. Three guards were indicted in federal court in 2019 in connection with their actions related to the man's death. The lawsuit filed by the inmate's family seeks to hold the state accountable for his death.
Maggie Prosser, Chicago Tribune 06/16/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: Florida Rehab Center and Motel Negligent in Man's Overdose Death
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A lawsuit has been filed against a Florida rehabilitation center and a motel where a 26-year-old man died of an overdose. The South Carolina man had been receiving treatment at Comprehensive Wellness Centers around the time that he died of an overdose at a Super 8 motel. According to the lawsuit filed by the man's brother, the rehab center failed to notify his family when he left the facility against medical advice. The lawsuit was filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court on Wednesday and alleges both the motel and the treatment center were negligent in the man's death.
Hannah Morse, Palm Beach Post 06/18/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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