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Vermont Settles Lawsuit Over Care of Inmates With Hepatitis C
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The state of Vermont has settled a lawsuit over the care of inmates with hepatitis C. The complaint was filed against the state Department of Corrections in May 2019 by the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Harvard Law School's Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. Plaintiffs alleged that the denial of needed medication for incarcerated people with hepatitis C is a violation of the Eighth Amendment. The settlement is awaiting a judge's approval.
Alan J. Keays, VTDigger 06/18/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Issues

 
Fatal Shooting by Off-Duty Austin Police Officer Prompts Concern
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The shooting death of a 27-year-old by an off-duty Austin, Texas, police officer has prompted concern over off-the-clock police officers acting as if they are on-duty. Officer Gabriel Gutierrez claims he shot and killed Alex Gonzales Jr. after he pointed a gun at him during a road rage incident. Gonzales, who was with his wife and infant, was shot by Gutierrez after he reached into the back seat. His family claims he was checking on the baby in the back of the car. They have filed a lawsuit against the city over his death.
Tony Plohetski, Austin American-Statesman 06/21/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Pizzeria Owner Accused in Lawsuit of Failure to Prevent Harassment
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A Pennsylvania pizzeria owner is facing a lawsuit filed by a former employee who says she was sexually harassed by a co-worker. The plaintiff alleges she suffered repeated sexual harassment while working at Magda's Pizza and Deli. The lawsuit states that the co-worker made comments about the plaintiff's appearance and talked frequently about sex. The defendant is accused of failing to prevent the harassment and evicting the woman and her boyfriend from their apartment after they complained about it.
James Halpin, The Scranton Times-Tribune 06/17/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Ex-Girlfriend of Dippin' Dots CEO Sues Over "Vicious" Harassment
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The former girlfriend of Dippin' Dots CEO Stephen Scott Fischer says she faced constant threats that he would circulate sexual photographs of her. A lawsuit filed by the woman this month in Oklahoma alleges that Fischer distributed the photos of his ex-girlfriend in a "vicious campaign of harassment." The plaintiff alleges that Fischer used the private sexual images to control her. The complaint was filed on June 9 in the District Court of Oklahoma County.
Antonio Planas, NBC News 06/21/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Judge Will Allow Lawsuit Against Huntsville and Officer Who Killed Suicidal Man
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A judge will allow an excessive force lawsuit to proceed against the city of Huntsville, Alabama. The lawsuit was filed against the city and a convicted police officer over the shooting death of a suicidal man. The victim had called the police to report that he was armed and suicidal. The responding officer fatally shot the man eleven seconds after entering his home. Attorneys for the man's estate say they intend to file an amended complaint based on new information in the case.
Ashley Remkus, AL.com 06/21/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Australians Can Pursue White Island Eruption Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean
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Two Australian residents injured in the White Island volcanic eruption in New Zealand will be allowed to file suit against Royal Caribbean in the US. The volcanic eruption killed 22 people, including family members of the plaintiffs, and injured another 25. The cruise line's motion to dismiss was rejected, allowing the couple's lawsuit to continue. The plaintiffs will challenge the cruise line's role in the incident in court in Florida.
Ben Butler, The Guardian (US) 06/18/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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