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  May 17, 2019

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Effective Discovery Strategies
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Liability in Shared Ride Cases
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May
Maximizing the Value of M.I.S.T. Cases
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Settlement Resolution or Settlement Breakdown
Class Action

 
Settlement Reached Over Defective Vortens Toilets
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A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit over defective Vortens toilets. Consumers that have experienced property damage as a result of a cracked tank, and who provide proof of unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the cracked tank, are entitled to reimbursement up to $4,000. The case involves Vortens toilet tank models 3412 or 3464 manufactured between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 05/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Student Lawsuit Claims "Almost Daily" Bullying and Sexual Abuse
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The parents of a former student of Lake Highland Preparatory in Florida have filed a lawsuit alleging their son was frequently bullied and sexually abused. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Circuit Court on April 15, alleges the boy was bullied, harassed and sexually abused by a fellow student “almost daily.” The school is accused of failing to enforce zero-tolerance policies for bullying and sexual harassment found in its honor code and student handbook. The parents of the alleged bully are also named as defendants.
Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel 05/13/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Ventura Hospital Accused of Leaving Man Without Oxygen for Half an Hour
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A Ventura, California, hospital is accused in a lawsuit of failing to respond when a dislodged breathing tube cut off a patient’s oxygen supply. The lawsuit was filed by the family of the man who suffered massive brain damage when he was left without oxygen for at least 30 minutes while being treated at Community Memorial Hospital. The man died several days later. The lawsuit was filed against the Community Memorial Health system in March in Ventura County Superior Court.
Thomas Kisken, Ventura County Star 05/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Man Convicted of Wife's Murder in Georgia Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuit
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A Georgia man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife is seeking the dismissal of a wrongful death suit filed against him by his wife's estate. The defendant was convicted of the September 2016 murder in which he fatally shot his wife while riding in a car together. He claimed that he fell asleep with the gun in his hand and the shooting was accidental. Now, the defendant is seeking the dismissal of the lawsuit, claiming that only he can file suit over his wife's death.
Christian Boone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 05/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Riddell Helmets Accused of Causing Football Player's Death
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The father of an Ohio man who died after suffering a seizure and then drowning has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Riddell helmets. The former football player died at the age of 22 and his father is alleging his death was caused by head injuries he sustained while playing football. The lawsuit states that an autopsy showed the former athlete had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a condition related to head injuries. The lawsuit alleges wrongful death, defect by failure to conform to representation, strict liability for design defect, strict liability for manufacturing defect and defects in warning or instructions.
Mark Gokavi, Dayton Daily News 05/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Myrtle Beach Senior Home Failed to Install Safety Measures for Woman Who Died
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A senior living facility in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is accused in a lawsuit of failing to implement safety measures that would have prevented the death of a resident. The complaint was filed by the family of an elderly woman who died after a fall at Myrtle Beach Senior Living at Eagle Crest. According to the lawsuit, the woman had requested a handrail to assist her in getting inside from her patio, but the facility failed to install the device. She later suffered a fatal fall on her patio, states the lawsuit filed Wednesday in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Common Pleas.
Anna Young, The Myrtle Beach Sun News 05/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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