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Class Action

 
Grand Canyon University Recruiters Accused of Fraud in Proposed Class Action Suit
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Grand Canyon University is named as defendant in a lawsuit filed by two students who allege they were given false promises by recruiters. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Fulton County, Georgia and seeks class action status. According to the complaint, GCU recruiters committed fraud by misrepresenting whether degrees from the school's online curriculum would be recognized in the students' home states.
Rachel Leingang, Arizona Republic 07/18/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Eight Austin Lawsuits Filed Against Scooter Companies
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Eight people have filed suit in Austin, Texas, against electric scooter companies. The lawsuits were filed within a span of six days and allege gross negligence on the part of the scooter companies. One of the plaintiffs alleges he was "unexpectedly and violently discharged" from a scooter onto the ground. His arm was then run over by a city bus, the lawsuit states. Plaintiffs are seeking up to $1 million in damages for their injuries.
Drew Knight, KVUE-TV 07/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Staten Island Sanitation Worker Gets $8.5M in Sidewalk Collapse Lawsuit
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A New York sanitation worker will receive $8.5 million in a settlement over injuries he suffered in a trench collapse. The lawsuit was filed against National Grid NY over the 2013 incident. The plaintiff alleged he was seriously injured when the Staten Island sidewalk collapsed, causing him to suffer serious injuries to his spine, shoulder, knee, ankle and abdomen, resulting in 10 surgeries, in addition to a traumatic brain injury.
Frank Donnelly, Staten Island Advance 07/13/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Morehouse College Expands Investigation of Students' Harassment Allegations
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An investigation into sexual misconduct by Morehouse College employees is being expanded after multiple student complaints. School officials announced on Thursday they would expand the complaint after a student posted videos online detailing harassment allegations and the school's alleged inaction. Several students commented on the posting alleging that they also had been victims of sexual harassment by school employees and Morehouse failed to adequately address their complaints.
Eric Stirgus, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 07/18/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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$305 Million Settlement Reached in 19-Year-Long Lead Paint Lawsuit
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A $305 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against three former makers of lead paint. The lawsuit was filed by California county and city governments against paint makers Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra Grocery Products Co., and NL Industries. The majority of the settlement will fund a remediation program to eliminate lead paint hazards in older homes. The settlement was disclosed in a filing in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Joshua Schneyer, Reuters 07/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Settlement Reached in Case Against Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp
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Plaintiffs in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against serial killer Todd Kohlhepp have reached an agreement on how to divide his assets. Per the agreement, half of the settlement will go to Kala Brown, a woman who was rescued after being held captive by Kohlhepp for weeks. The rest of the settlement will go to the families of four victims killed by Kohlhepp in 2003 near Chesnee, South Carolina. The settlement agreement is awaiting final approval by a judge.
Conor Hughes, Greenville News 07/19/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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