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Former WeWork Employee Files Suit Over Sexual Harassment
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A former WeWork employee has filed a lawsuit alleging she was fired after reporting claims of sexual harassment. The lawsuit alleges the woman was fired after filing a complaint that her employer failed to follow up on two sexual harassment incidents. As stated in the lawsuit against WeWork, "[the incidents] are product in part of the entitled, frat-boy culture that permeates WeWork from the top down.”
Renae Reints, Fortune 10/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Portland Nonprofit Denies Claims of Harassment and Teacher-Student Relationships
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Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit Self Enhancement Inc. has denied allegations of sexual harassment and teacher-student relationships. The organization is facing a lawsuit filed by a current employee alleging that there is a culture of sexual harassment and that teachers have had sexual relationships with students. The plaintiff cites multiple instances of personal sexual harassment and alleges she was retaliated against for reporting inappropriate behavior between teachers and students.
Molly Harbarger, The Oregonian 10/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Jury Awards $6.3M to Family of Man Killed at California Farmers Market
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A California jury has awarded $6.3 million to the family of a man who was killed at a famers market in Whittier. The 74-year-old Pico Rivera man died after being struck by a car at the farmers market in 2016. His family filed suit against the vendor who hit the man with her car and the Whittier Uptown Association. According to the lawsuit, the vendor was not permitted to driver her car in the area where she hit the elderly man.
Jonah Valdez, Whittier Daily News 10/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Case of Missouri Teen's Suicide Moves from Federal to State Court
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A lawsuit filed by the mother of a Missouri teen who committed suicide is back in court after being dismissed in federal court. The lawsuit, filed against Howard County School District, has been moved to state court, where the mother will pursue wrongful death claims. According to the lawsuit, the school allowed the teen boy to be bullied at school, leading him to end his life.
Emily Lentz, Columbia Missourian 10/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Oregon Family Files $9.5M Lawsuit Over Toddler's Death in Crosswalk
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The family of a toddler who was killed at a crosswalk in Washington County, Oregon has filed a $9.5 million wrongful death lawsuit. The 4-year-old boy was fatally hit by a truck in a crosswalk at the Sherwood apartment complex. His family has filed suit against complex owners Metropolitan Land Group and operators Avenue5 Residential alleging the crosswalk was not properly designed. The driver of the truck has not been listed as a defendant in the lawsuit.
Aimee Green, The Oregonian 10/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Washington Judge Allows Lawsuit Over Deadly Highway Stretch
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A judge in Snohomish County, Washington, has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit over a fatal crash on Highway 522 can proceed. The lawsuit was filed by the families of three people who were killed on the highway in 2014. The lawsuit, filed against the state Department of Transportation, alleges the stretch of highway is “inherently dangerous,” and that median barriers would have stopped cross-over collisions. The state says the area was “in reasonably safe condition for ordinary travel.”
Rikki King, The Daily Herald - Utah 10/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Law Firm Management

 
Key Considerations Before Entering Mass Tort
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You may be considering expanding your practice into mass torts. Before you do, it’s essential to have a solid grasp of the mass tort process and consider which mass tort business model will best suit your firm. Here’s a simple guide to both.
Joseph C. Kasouf, Esq., General Counsel, Counsel Financial 10/16/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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