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  September 29, 2020

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Issues

 
Businesses Could Be Facing Large Numbers of COVID-19 'Take Home' Cases
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Businesses across the country could face lawsuits alleging that workers brought coronavirus home and infected relatives. According to one risk analysis firm, the potential lawsuits could cost employers billions of dollars. The first "take home" lawsuit was filed by a woman who alleged her mother died of COVID-19 that her father contracted at Aurora Packing Co's meat processing plant. According to one labor and employment attorney, "businesses should be very concerned about these cases."
Staff Report, NBC 10 Philadelphia 09/28/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Google's Parent Company Settles Lawsuits Over Handling of Sexual Harassment Claims
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Google's parent company, Alphabet, has settled a number of lawsuits over its handling of sexual harassment claims. In settling the shareholder claims, the company has agreed to greater oversight by its board of directors in future cases of sexual misconduct and committing to spend $310 million over the next decade on corporate diversity programs. The settlement was filed on Friday in California Superior Court. Per the settlement, employees will no longer be forced to settle disputes with Alphabet in private arbitration.
Daisuke Wakabayashi, The New York Times 09/25/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Google for Collecting Personal Data of Children
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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging Google gathered data on children. The lawsuit filed by the state of New Mexico alleged Google used the distribution of free Chromebook computers to gather federally protected personal data from children. The state accused Google of violating federal law by tracking New Mexico schoolchildren under the age of 13. Federal Judge Nancy Freudenthal dismissed the claim but left the door open for an amended complaint to be filed.
Algernon D'Ammassa, Las Cruces Sun-News 09/28/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Kobalt Cordless Pole Saws Recalled for Laceration Hazard
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A recall has been issued on Kobalt brand 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-inch Cordless Electric Pole Saws due to a laceration hazard. "The switch on the recalled pole saws can fail while under a heavy load, and cause the unit to continue running after the user releases the trigger, posing a laceration hazard to consumers," states the recall. About 106,400 saws are included in the recall and were sold at Lowe's stores and online at Lowes.com. Hongkong Sun Rise Trading has received 65 reports of the saws continuing to run.
Staff Report, Consumer Product Safety Commission 09/23/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Grandmother Files Suit Against Old Navy Over Choking Death of Grandson
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A South Carolina woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Old Navy after her grandson died in a choking incident. The plaintiff alleges her grandson died after choking on a ball dispensed at the store in Myrtle Beach. The incident occurred in Oct. 2017 when the child purchased what looked to be a gum-ball from a vending machine. After placing the ball in his mouth, it became lodged in the child's throat, causing him to choke to death. The lawsuit against Old Navy alleges wrongful death and negligence.
Lisa Weismann, Live 5 WCSC 09/23/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Georgia Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Teen's Drowning on School Trip
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The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled against the mother of a teenager who drowned during a school trip to Belize in 2016. The 14-year-old drowned in the Sibun River at the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary while on a school-sponsored international studies magnet trip. His mother filed suit against the school's chaperones, the Cobb County School District, Cobb County government, and the sanctuary alleging they did not do enough to prevent her son's death. The high court ruled that the lawsuit could not go forward because it was not filed within the one-year time period required.
Kristal Dixon, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 09/29/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Law Firm Management

 
More Than a Logo: How to Create Your Firm’s Unique Brand
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So, you decided to start your own law firm—a great accomplishment. But as a start-up, how will people recognize this new firm? You’ll need to create an identity, something easily recognizable at first glance. Just like you are the face of your new firm, your logo is the visual representation that will create an instant impact. To help guide you through the process, we’ve broken down some important first steps to help you along the way to building a successful new firm brand.
Matt McCormick, Creative Director, Counsel Financial 09/29/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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