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Class Action

 
StubHub Faces Class Claims Over Cancellation Refund Policy
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On April 2, 2020, event ticket sales company StubHub Inc., was served with class claims in federal court in the Western District of Wisconsin, that alleged defendant is attempting to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic by refusing to issue cash refunds to customers who purchased tickets through StubHub for events that have been canceled due to the ongoing crisis.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 04/09/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Texas Supreme Court Dismisses Church Petition Challenging Stay-at-Home Order
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The Texas Supreme Court this week dismissed a petition filed by church leaders who alleged the state's stay-at-home order violates the First Amendment. The petition was filed by three Houston-area pastors and a conservative activist. The plaintiffs asked to dismiss the case after Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that churches are an essential service and can remain open.
Staff Report, Texas Tribune 04/08/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Tiger Woods and Caddie Face Lawsuit Over 'Shoved' Fan
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Professional golfer Tiger Woods is facing a lawsuit by a fan who alleges he was injured by his caddie. The lawsuit accuses Woods' caddie Joe LaCava of “shoving” him as he tried to get a selfie with the golf superstar at a tournament in Florida. According to the plaintiff, he had to receive treatment at a hospital following the incident and sustained injuries that are “either permanent or continuing.” The lawsuit was filed in Pinellas County, Florida.
Patrick Sutare, International Business Times 04/08/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Oregon Man Files Lawsuit Against Horse Show Organizers Over Injury
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An Oregon man has filed a lawsuit over an incident in which high winds lifted the portable stall he and his horse were inside and carried them 40 feet away. The plaintiff was attending a 2018 Bend horse show when the incident occurred, resulting in four rib fractures, three fractures to his spine, a broken leg, a broken scapula and a concussion that aggravated a previous traumatic brain injury. The lawsuit names event organizers Allied Show Services as defendants.
Garrett Andrews, Bend Bulletin 04/03/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Indiana Senior Living Operator Sued for Discrimination
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A senior living community operator based in Indiana has been sued for disability discrimination. The complaint was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Heart of CarDon LLC and accuses the company of failing to accommodate a qualified employee with a disability. The alleged failure to accommodate the employee for a work injury that forced lift restrictions resulted in her losing the job, alleges the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Staff Report, Insurance Journal 04/03/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Recall: Lenox Tea Kettles Can Expel Hot Water, Burning Users
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Continuum has issued a recall on 56,000 Lenox 2.5 Quart Tea Kettles due to a burn hazard. The company has received 14 reports of tea kettles expelling hot water through the top, including four reports of burn injuries, some of them severe. The kettles were sold at Burlington, HomeGoods, Home Sense, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Tuesday Morning, and Winners stores nationwide from September 2013 through November 2017.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 04/08/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Family Files Appeal in Lawsuit Over Student's Suicide
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The family of a Pennsylvania student who committed suicide will file an appeal in their lawsuit against the Milton Hershey School. The eight grader took her own life after the school disenrolled her and barred her from attending a school ceremony. According to the family, the trauma of being removed from the school the girl had attended since kindergarten contributed to her suicide. The appeal was filed in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
Matt Miller, PennLive.com 04/08/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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