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Teen Suffers Brain Injury When Classmate Throw Trash Can Onto Him
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Oregon's North Clackamas School District is facing a lawsuit over an incident in which a teen suffered a brain injury when classmates threw a trash can at him. The lawsuit states the teen suffered a traumatic brain injury when five of his fellow students threw a trash can over the wall of the bathroom stall he occupied in Dec. 2017. During the incident, the teen suffered a concussion, a closed head injury, bruising to his thorax and pain and stress, states the complaint. As alleged in the lawsuit, the five students involved in the incident were let out of class early by a teacher and “allowed to freely roam the campus without any supervision.”
Aimee Green, The Oregonian 12/14/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Piggly Wiggly Employees Still Awaiting Settlement Checks
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Settlement checks are still not on the way to former Piggly Wiggly employees. The lawsuit over lost retirement benefits for thousands of former workers of the collapsed Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. resulted in a $8.7 million payout settlement. The settlement was expected to cover up to 6,600 former employees and checks were expected to be in the mail by mid-fall.
Warren L. Wise, Charleston Post Courier 12/17/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Criminal Conviction for Oregon Substitute Teacher Following Abuse Victim's Civil Lawsuit
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A conviction has come down against an Oregon substitute teacher after one of his victims filed suit alleging sexual abuse. The substitute teacher was convicted of felony sex abuse for touching a third grade student back in 2008. The criminal case against the 54-year-old man stalled until the victim filed suit last year. The plaintiff filed suit against the Reynolds School District and cited the teacher's history of inappropriate contact with students and his once-suspended teaching license.
Brad Schmidt, The Oregonian 12/14/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Lotus Foods Ramen Noodle Cups Recalled for Fire and Burn Hazards
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A recall has been issued on Lotus Foods rice ramen noodle soup cups due to fire and burn hazards. As the recall states, "The paper soup cup's labeling incorrectly instructs consumers to use the microwave for cooking, posing fire and burn hazards." The recall involves about 239,000 of the ramen noodle soup cups. There have been 12 reports of the soup cups becoming extremely hot and/or sparking or catching fire during microwaving, including one report of a minor burn injury.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 12/13/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Lawsuit: Director Dies After Patient Attack at Dallas Psychiatric Hospital
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A Dallas psychiatric hospital is facing a lawsuit over the death of one of its employees. The lawsuit was filed by the family of the interim medical director who died after being attacked by a patient in 2016. According to the wrongful death suit, Timberlawn Hospital allowed the director's death due to "poor management, inadequate training and staff, and corporate greed by Timerberlawn and its parent corporation, United Health Services.”
Courtney Gilmore, NBC 5 - DFW 12/14/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Man Leaves Woman on Highway After She Falls Off Motorcycle, Wrongful Death Suit Filed
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A New York man is facing a lawsuit alleging he abandoned his date in the middle of a Florida highway. The woman was fatally struck by several cars after she fell off the back of the motorcycle of the defendant, a man she met on the Tinder dating app, while the two were on their first date. The woman's parents have filed suit against the man, alleging he was responsible for her death. According to their lawsuit, the defendant “drank alcohol to the point where he became impaired” and as a result, “carelessly and negligently operated, controlled and/or maintained” the motorcycle, causing the 33-year-old woman to fall off.
Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News 12/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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