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Family of Parkland Shooting Victim Seeks Access to Suspect's Mental Health Records
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The family of a victim of the shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year has filed a lawsuit seeking to obtain mental health records of shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of a 17-year-old girl who was among 16 people killed in the shooting. Attorneys for the family are seeking the records in preparation for a possible malpractice or wrongful death case. The lawsuit was filed on Friday.
Staff Report, Chicago Tribune 06/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Michigan Female Athletes File Title IX Suit Over Elimination of Two Sports
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Eastern Michigan University is a facing a lawsuit by two female students over the removal of their sports from the university. The lawsuit alleges the university is out of compliance with Title IX after eliminating its softball and women's tennis teams. According to the complaint, the university is not providing effective accommodation to female student-athletes. In a move to reduce its athletic budget, the university also eliminated its men's wrestling and swimming and diving programs.
Martin Slagter, MLive 06/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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UCLA Employees Allege Sexual Harassment by Supervisor
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Four employees of the University of California at Los Angeles have filed a lawsuit alleging they suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. The complaint was filed against UCLA and the UC Board of Regents by the employees who say they were victims of sexual harassment by a supervisor. The women allege that their supervisor regularly slapped their buttocks, caressed their thighs and made sexual comments about their bodies. Additionally, the lawsuit accuses the university of failing to properly handle abuse complaints.
Dakota Smith, LA Times 06/17/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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St. Louis Developer Facing Sexual Harassment Complaint by Former Employee
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St. Louis development company McGowan Brothers Development Corp., has been accused in a lawsuit of discrimination, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. The lawsuit was filed by a woman who worked as the executive assistant and accounts manager for the company since early 2006. She alleges she was subjected to a hostile and offensive work environment. Business owner Tim McGowan has been accused of sexually harassing and touching the plaintiff while she was employed at the company. She resigned from her position after determining that the hostile work environment would continue.
Brian Feldt, St. Louis Post Dispatch 06/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due To Potential Salmonella
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A recall has been issued on 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg's® Honey Smacks® cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella. The recall states that no other Kellogg products have been affected. An investigation was launched after the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported a number of illnesses in connection with the cereal. The cereal was distributed across the United States, in addition to limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 06/14/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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South Carolina Teen Football Player Suffers Fatal Collapse in Heat
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A lawsuit was filed on Monday in South Carolina by the parents of a teen football player who died after his coach made the team practice in 95 degree weather. According to the lawsuit, the team was forced to perform a series of sprints and strenuous exercises in the heat as punishment for playing poorly at a scrimmage the day before. The 14-year-old player collapsed and died after the over two-hour practice in the heat. Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Lexington 1 School District, Lexington County, the S.C. High School League and the S.C. Board of Education.
Avery G. Wilks, The State 06/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Law Firm Management

 
Whose budget is it anyway?
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President George W. Bush once famously said, “It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” For many of us, that sentiment aptly expresses a certain apprehension and even the disdain we feel towards the budgeting process. The term “budget” is commonly associated with the negative implication of limits and restrictions. However, we’d like you to think of an operating budget as a tool that can help you accomplish your goals. Like most tools, there’s a right way and a wrong way to use a budget...read more.
James Cox, MBA | Director of Financial Audits, Counsel Financial 06/19/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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