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Los Angeles Approves $3M Settlement of Sidewalk Fall Case
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The Los Angeles city council has approved a $3 million settlement of a slip-and-fall case involving the city's sidewalks. The lawsuit was filed by a woman who fell and hit her head while being carried on the back of a friend who tripped on the faulty sidewalk. The complaint alleged that the man “tripped on a pattern of defects" in the city sidewalk, which suffered from a lack of lighting, a lack of warning about ridges, jagged edges and erosion, and was “strewn with leaves.”. The lawsuit originally sought $10 million in damages.
Staff Report, MyNewsLA.com 04/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Pervasive Sexual Misconduct At Binary Capital, Says New Filing By Former Principal
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A lawsuit has been filed alleging systematic sexual misconduct at venture capital firm Binary Capital. In a new filing in the lawsuit on Tuesday, the plaintiff, a former principal at the firm, accuses founders Justin Caldbeck and Jonathan Teo of sexual misconduct. Among other alleged incidents of sexual misconduct, the complaint alleges the men demanded headshots of female job applicants to evaluate their attractiveness and suggested a no-clothes company retreat. The lawsuit was originally filed by the former Binary employee in June.
Sarah McBride, Bloomberg 04/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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West Virginia Opioid Lawsuit Transferred to Federal Court
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An opioid lawsuit filed by several municipalities in West Virginia against 14 pharmacy companies has been moved to federal court. On Monday, attorneys representing the pharmacies filed a notice of removal in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The defendants' attorneys claimed that the case should be joined with others of its kind as a class action suit in federal court. The lawsuit accusing the companies of negligence, gross negligence and reckless and willful conduct in distributing opioid medications was originally filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court on March 14.
Staff Report, The Charleston Gazette 04/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Florida School Shooting Victim First to File Suit
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A victim of the recent shooting in Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which resulted in 17 deaths and injuries to 17 others, has become the first to file suit over the violent incident. The teen who took five bullets while blocking the door during the shooting has filed suit in Broward Circuit Court. The complaint has been filed against the shooter, the estate of his late mother and the couple who took in the teen after the deaths of both his parents. Also named as defendants in the lawsuit are Henderson Behavioral Health, the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health and the South County Mental Health Center, which treated the shooter for mental health conditions.
Rafael Olmeda, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 04/17/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Chicago Transit Approves $1.5M Settlement of Child Fatality Lawsuit
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A $1.5 million settlement of a lawsuit over the death of a 19-month-old child has been approved by the Chicago Transit Authority board. The wrongful death suit was filed by the mother of the girl who was fatally struck by a bus in May 2014. According to reports, the child ran out into the street and was hit by the bus and was pronounced dead at the scene. The complaint alleged that the CTA was “negligent” and that the bus driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and “failed to keep a proper lookout.”
Nereida Moreno, Chicago Tribune 04/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Iowa Teen Dies in Bus Fire, Parents File Suit Against School District
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The parents of an Iowa teen who was killed in a school bus fire have filed suit against the Riverside Community School District. The 16-year-old girl died from smoke and soot inhalation in the fire that took place when the bus became stuck in a ditch. The wrongful death complaint was filed Wednesday in Pottawattamie County District Court and alleges wrongful death, severe emotional distress and negligent hiring, training and supervision of the bus driver. It seeks damages for the loss of the girl's companionship, earnings and services, for funeral expenses and for her pain and suffering as well as her mother's emotional distress.
Stephen Gruber Miller, DesMoines Register 04/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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