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Instacart Facing Class Claims Over FMLA Violations
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On October 1, 2020, class claims were filed against grocery delivery company Instacart in federal court in the District of Georgia alleging that Instacart’s policies violate the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). In the complaint, named plaintiff Nieves Lopez describes how she was hired by Instacart in February 2019 as a salaried employee in a managerial position.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 10/21/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Austin News Photographer Injured by UT's Bevo Mascot Files Suit
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A former Austin American-Statesman photographer has filed a lawsuit alleging he was injured when the University of Texas' longhorn mascot charged out of its pen during a game in 2019. The lawsuit alleges "Bevo XV rammed his longhorns twice into Plaintiff’s back causing permanent injury to Plaintiff’s neck and back." The complaint was filed against the owners and handlers of Bevo XV for negligence that caused "permanent injury."
Paul Livengood, KVUE-TV 10/20/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: New Jersey School Employee Prevented from Pumping Breast Milk at Work
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A New Jersey mother and school employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that she faced discrimination after the birth of her child. The woman alleges she was harassed by a supervisor at a Salem County school for taking maternity leave and denied opportunities to pump breast milk at work. The lawsuit filed against Salem County Special Services School District alleges violations of the state's Law Against Discrimination.
Matt Gray, NJ.com 10/20/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit Filed After Pregnant Woman Injured in Fall Outside New York Hospital
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A woman who was injured in a fall as she entered a New York City hospital to give birth to twins has filed suit over her injuries. The woman was entering NYU Langone Hospital on the east side of Manhattan on June 25 when she suffered a fall due to uneven pavement and broke her collarbone. The lawsuit accuses the hospital of negligence. The hospital has rejected the lawsuit's claims, stating, "all risks, hazards, defects and dangers alleged were of an open, obvious and apparent nature and inherently trivial and were known or should have been known to plaintiff."
Checkey Beckford, NBCNewYork.com 10/20/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Penn State Football Player Alleges Hazing, Harassment by Teammates
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Penn State is facing a lawsuit by a former football player who alleges he was hazed and harassed by teammates. According to the lawsuit, the football player was subjected to hazing by four teammates an average of two to three times a week for nine months. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. Middle District Court, names Penn State, coach James Franklin and a former teammate as defendants. The plaintiff alleges he has "record evidence" documenting the abuse.
John Beauge, PennLive.com 10/20/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Deadly Propane Explosion in Maine Prompts Two Lawsuits
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Two lawsuits have been filed against CN Brown Co. and Techno Metal Post Maine over the fatal propane explosion at LEAP Inc. last year in Farmington, Maine. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of victims and their families and accuse the defendants of negligence in the deadly explosion. Plaintiffs allege the two companies were "directly and vicariously negligent" through their employees. The captain of the fire department was killed and six others were injured in the explosion.
Donna M. Perry, Portland Press Herald 10/20/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Recall: Portland Pizza Dough and Cheese Found to Contain Blades
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Hannaford Supermarkets has announced a recall on Portland Pie pizza dough and cheese products after reports of razor blades found in the products. News reports have indicated that a supplier's former employee is facing charges in the incidents. The food products were sold in 184 stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont prior to the recall. No injuries or illnesses have been reported in connection to the recall.
Kate Gibson, CBSNews.com 10/20/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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