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Sackler Family Could Personally Pay Billions to Settle Opioid Lawsuits
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The Sackler family, who own Purdue Pharma, could pay billions to settle opioid lawsuits filed across the country. The family is willing to pay an additional $3 to $4.5 billion from their personal wealth to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits accusing the drugmaker of fueling the opioid crisis. There has been speculation that Purdue Pharma will go bankrupt amid the opioid crisis and resulting litigation.
Mola Lenghi, CBSNews.com 09/10/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former University of Illinois Professor Accused of Assault, Harassment
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A former University of Illinois professor has been hit with a lawsuit accusing him of the sexual assault and harassment of students. The lawsuit was filed by two former University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and a Connecticut professor. One plaintiff, a former student, alleges she began a sexual relationship with the 45-year-old professor when she was 19. She alleges the relationship resulted in sexual assault. The other plaintiffs allege they were sexually harassed by the professor. The University of Illinois is not named as defendant in the complaint.
Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune 09/11/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Alabama Principal Accused of Harassing Student Who Was Assaulted by Basketball Coach
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A former Alabama high school student has filed suit alleging she was sexually assaulted by a basketball coach and harassed by a school principal. The federal sex discrimination lawsuit is filed against the Andalusia High School's ex-principal, school district and superintendent. According to the complaint, the school district failed to adequately investigate her sexual relationship with the school's former basketball coach. Further, the lawsuit alleges the principal was aware she was being assaulted and failed to report the abuse, and additionally subjected her to sexual harassment and inappropriate touching.
Howard Koplowitz, AL.com 09/10/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Veteran Dies at South Carolina VA Hospital, Family Sues Medical Staff
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The family of a veteran who died at a veteran hospital has filed a wrongful death suit against the U.S. government. The 37-year-old man died at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina, and his family alleges it was due to the medical staff's negligence. According to the lawsuit, the man was tackled to the ground by staff at the hospital after an altercation, causing his death. A coroner listed the manner of death as a homicide, but no one has been charged in the man's death.
Staff Report, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 09/11/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Trial Date Set in Case Involving Man Wrongly Declared Dead
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A trial date has been set in a lawsuit over an incident in which a man from New York was wrongly declared dead. Jury selection has been tentatively scheduled for June 2, 2020, for a State Supreme Court trial in the case filed by the man's widow. She alleges an emergency room doctor in North Tonawanda's DeGraff Memorial Hospital incorrectly declared her husband dead after he suffered a heart attack in Oct. 2014. He later died at another hospital. The plaintiff alleges her husband may not have died if the doctor had not prematurely declared him dead.
Thomas J. Prohaska, Buffalo News 09/11/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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City of Austin Sued Over Contractor's Death in Airport Grease Trap
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The City of Austin, Texas, will face a lawsuit filed by the family of a contractor who died after suffocating in a grease trap at the Austin airport. The man was in an underground vault at the airport's loading dock when he suffocated on toxic gases. He died the next day. Investigators say the man should not have been in the underground space, and that his company had not been confined space trained. Last week, the city claimed it was not subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and enforcement.
Kevin Clark, KXAN Austin News 09/10/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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