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Ft. Worth Hospital Considers Lawsuit After Nurse Crushed in Elevator
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The Chief Executive Officer at Fort Worth's John Peter Smith Hospital says he is considering legal action after a nurse was seriously injured in an elevator accident. According to the CEO, the 56-year-old nurse's right foot got caught in the elevator as it was going up, causing her to be crushed and suffer severe injuries. The woman remains in a coma following the incident. The hospital is considering a lawsuit against the hospital's elevator maintenance company, thyssenkrupp, also known as TKE.
Scott Gordon, NBC 5 - DFW 02/15/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Nearly 100 Walmart Employees File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
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Walmart is facing a gender discrimination lawsuit alleging unequal pay and lack of opportunity for female employees. The lawsuit was filed by nearly 100 current and former employees who allege denial of equal pay for the retail store and certain salaried management positions. Eight years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the retailer from facing the largest gender discrimination case ever brought against an employer.
Michael Sainato, The Guardian (US) 02/18/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Female Business Owner Accused of Forcing Employee Into Relationship
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The female co-owner of a company is facing a lawsuit alleging she forced a male subordinate into a sexual relationship. The lawsuit was filed against War Fighting System Solutions Inc. and owner Lisette Wyno-Brough. The plaintiff alleges he had a sexual relationship with Wyno-Brough during the course of his employment and was fired as soon as she found out he was in a relationship with someone else. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and retaliation. Wyno-Brough has denied the accusations and maintains that everything between them was consensual.
Jimmie E. Gates, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger 02/15/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Texas Sheriff Faces Second Federal Lawsuit
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A sheriff from Waco, Texas, is facing a second federal lawsuit. He is accused of subjecting a female employee to unwanted sexual advances, including several instances of sexual assault. The lawsuit was filed in Waco’s U.S. District Court on Feb. 4 and alleges the sheriff has a history of “discriminatory conduct” against women under his supervision. The previous lawsuit alleged gender discrimination, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.
Kristin Hoppa, Waco Tribune Herald 02/15/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Union Pacific Railroad Hit With Wrongful Death Suit
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Union Pacific Railroad by the widow of an engineer who died in a collision in Wyoming. The collision occurred in October when the train's braking system malfunctioned and it collided with a stopped train, killing the engineer and conductor aboard. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there were no passengers on the stopped train at the time of the incident.
Staff Report, Casper Star Tribune 02/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Two Deaths on Lake of the Ozarks Subject of Wrongful Death Suit
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The parents of two people killed in a boat crash on the Lake of the Ozarks have filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence. The lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of the boat’s owner and the young man who was operating the boat and was also killed. The driver of the boat was intoxicated at the time of the crash. The lawsuit, filed in Camden County Circuit Court seeks an unspecified amount of damages.
Tony Rizzo, Kansas City Star 02/15/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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