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  November 22, 2017

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NATA SEMINAR "TRIAL LAWYERS' FAQS"
Plan to attend NATA's Seminar "Trial Lawyers' FAQs" at the Downtown Embassy Suites, Lincoln on December 1, 2017. The program will include a number of topics that have been frequently the subject of posts to the NATA Listserve, and features an outstanding faculty of experienced Nebraska lawyers. For details and online registration go to www.NebraskaTrial.com  

Laws/Cases

 
Dropped Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Rep. John Conyers Revealed
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The Detroit Free Press has reported that a staff member of U.S. Rep. John Conyers filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him earlier this year. The former staff member filed the lawsuit but abruptly dropped it after a judge refused to seal the records in the case. Initially, the woman's lawsuit accused the 88-year-old from Detroit of rubbing her shoulders and neck, kissing her forehead, and attempting to hold her hand. The allegations were similar to affidavits from other former employees reported earlier this week.
Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press 11/22/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Appeals Court Revives Terrorism Lawsuit Against Iranian Bank Over 1983 Bombing
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An appeals court has revived a $1.68 billion lawsuit against Iran’s central bank, Bank Markazi, by the victims of a 1983 bombing. On Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that another court erred in its dismissal of the lawsuit, filed by the families of soldiers killed in the bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon. While the appeals court ruled that the claims against Bank Markazi, Banca UBAE SpA, and Clearstream Banking SA should not have been dismissed, the court upheld the dismissal of claims against JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 11/21/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Immigrant Files Suit Against ICE Alleging Fifth Amendment Violations
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An immigrant has filed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. government violated her Fifth Amendment right to due process when officials expeditiously deported her in 1999. The lawsuit alleges that the incident with Immigration and Customs Enforcement made the plaintiff ineligible for legal immigration status, causing her to suffer "the loss of liberty, stress, anxiety and physical displacement." The mother of six sought shelter at a Chicago church earlier this year while resisting a government order to leave the country. The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.
Nereida Moreno, Chicago Tribune 11/21/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: California Nursing Home Abandoned Residents During Fire
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A lawsuit has been filed accusing a California nursing home of abandoning residents as a wildfire approached. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in Sonoma County Superior Court by four residents of the facility who allege they were left behind by nursing home staff. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were abandoned with “other residents in wheelchairs, and other residents with dementia who were physically and cognitively incapable of escaping a burning building without assistance.” The lawsuit names as defendants Oakmont Senior Living and Oakmont Management group.
Ahn Do, LA Times 11/21/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Omega Pacific Carabiners Recalled for Risk of Injury or Death
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Omega Pacific has issued a recall on its carabiners due to a risk of injury or death. The company states that the products "can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user." Included in the recall are six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners, which were sold Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide and online at omega.com from February 2017 through October 2017. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries to date.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 11/21/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
South Carolina Mother Files Suit Over Son's Wilderness Camp Death
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The mother of a South Carolina teen who died at a wilderness camp has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that runs it. According to the officials, the teen was found unresponsive in his room and died of asthma-related causes. The lawsuit alleges that camp officials made internal calls before they called 911 or administered CPR to the teen. "These calls, in conjunction with other failures...substantially delayed emergency medical care to [the teen], causing and/or contributing to his death," states the lawsuit. The lawsuit names as defendants the state Department of Juvenile Justice and AMIkids.
Jennifer Berry Hawes, Charleston Post Courier 11/21/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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