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  June 24, 2019

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$8.2 Million Settlement Reached in Target Debit Card Class Actions
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On June 19, 2019, an $8.2 million settlement was proposed to California federal court Judge M. James Lorenz for preliminary approval, bringing an end to class claims that superstore chain Target Corp. (“Target”) engaged in deceptive marketing practices in the promotion of its Target REDCard. Named plaintiff James Walters originally filed suit on June 29, 2016. In the complaint, Walters alleges that Target processes its debit card transactions unlike traditional bank-issued debit cards.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq. | Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 06/24/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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ACLU Seeks Hepatitis C Treatment for Missouri Inmates
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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit seeking to force the state of Missouri to treat prisoners diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C. According to reports, the state has authorized treatment for only 15 of the 4,590 Missouri prison inmates suffering from the viral infection. The complaint seeks a court order forcing the Missouri Department of Corrections and its medical provider, Corizon LLC, to begin testing and treating the inmates.
Staff Report, Jefferson City News Tribune 06/24/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Louisiana Court Dismisses Captain's Injury Lawsuit Against Cenac Marine
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A personal injury lawsuit filed by a relief captain who alleged he suffered injuries in two instances while working on a Cenac Marine Services vessel has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The court granted the defendants motion for dismissal which argued the plaintiff "has reached maximum medical improvement." The plaintiff had alleged "the defendant’s negligence under the Jones Act and the unseaworthiness of its vessels under the general maritime law caused his injuries in 2015 and 2017."
Payton Kuhn, The Louisiana Record 06/21/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Appeals Court Allows Federal Workers' Data Breach Lawsuit Against OPM
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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will allow a data breach lawsuit filed by two groups of federal workers against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to go forward. The appeals court ruled that the 2015 data breach left the plaintiffs vulnerable to identity theft, a substantial and ongoing "injury," and that the breach was due to OPM's failure to adequately safeguard its systems. The data breach exposed the personal information of 22 million people.
Emily Birnbaum, The Hill 06/21/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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MGM Files Suit Against Insurer Over Fatal Shooting Defense Costs
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MGM Resorts International has filed suit against its insurer over compensation related to the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting. Wednesday's lawsuit, filed against Illinois-based Zurich American Insurance Co., alleges the insurer breached its contract when it failed to pay defense costs for lawsuits tied to the fatal shooting. According to MGM, more than 4,000 people are seeking compensation for claims related to the shooting.
Bailey Schulz, Las Vegas Review Journal 06/21/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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EEOC Files Suit Against Element Plastics Over Alleged Harassment, Retaliation
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against Element Plastics Mfg., LLC over the alleged sexual harassment of a female employee. The lawsuit alleged that the Sugarland, Texas company violated federal law by firing the employee in retaliation for complaining about the abuse. The woman alleges she was subjected to sexual comments, unwelcome touching and other improper and sexually hostile conduct by an employee or supervisor at the company. The lawsuit seeks an injunction prohibiting such actions in the future, as well as back pay with pre-judgment interest, compensatory damages and punitive damages for the employee to be determined at trial.
Staff Report, The National Law Review 06/22/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Private College Faces Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination and Retaliation Allegations
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St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas is facing a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation. The complaint was filed by three former professors – two who allege wrongful termination and one who alleges sexual harassment. Two of the plaintiffs, who were tenured professors, allege their contracts were broken when they were fired by the university. The other plaintiff alleges she was sexually harassed by a dean and that the school failed to protect her when she reported the abuse to Human Resources.
Jenni Lee and Konner Barrick, KVUE-TV 06/18/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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