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  September 18, 2018

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Class Action

 
IBM Facing Age Discrimination Lawsuit After Laying Off Thousands
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IBM is facing a class action age discrimination lawsuit after it laid off thousands of employees. According to the complaint, filed by three former employees in federal court in Manhattan, "IBM has discriminated, and continues to discriminate, against its older workers, both by laying them off disproportionately to younger workers and by not hiring them for open positions." The lawsuit cites a shift in IBM’s focus to recruit millennials “in order to make the face of IBM younger, while at the same time pushing out older employees."
Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, LoHud.com 09/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Lawsuit: VA Hospital Accidentally Left Catheter in Patient for Six Months
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The Columbia VA Medical Center in Missouri is facing a lawsuit alleging that a doctor left a catheter inside a patient for months. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri by the man who had a catheter guide wire inside his body for six months. The lawsuit alleges that the doctors were negligent in the medical care provided to him Dec. 23, 2016 at the VA.
Pat Pratt, Columbia Daily Tribune 09/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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New Jersey Township Settles Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Orthodox Jews
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Mahwah Township in New Jersey has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against Orthodox Jews. As part of the settlement, the township will uphold the appeal of an ordinance passed last June that prohibited out-of-state residents from using its parks. The complaint alleged the council, in an effort to stave off a "feared influx of Orthodox Jewish persons from outside New Jersey," passed or proposed two unlawful ordinances. The lawsuit was filed by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office last October.
Marsha Stolz, NorthJersey.Com 09/17/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Del Taco Facing Sexual Harassment Lawsuit in California
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Del Taco restaurant chain. The lawsuit alleges three male employees at a store in Rancho Cucamonga, California sexually harassed a group of young female workers. The complaint further alleges that the female employees were forced to quit, due to the hostile work environment. The plaintiffs are seeking monetary damages and a court order to prevent and correct further discrimination.
Staff Report, MyNewsLA.com 09/17/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Florida Reporter Files Suit Alleging Gender and Age Discrimination
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A former reporter for CBS4 in South Florida has filed a gender and age discrimination lawsuit against her former employer. Michele Gillen worked at the station for two years and during that time she was subjected to an office culture that was "toxic" toward women, the lawsuit alleges. Gillen has accused her former colleagues of age and gender discrimination along with bullying and harassment. The lawsuit was filed last Friday in Miami federal court.
Jay Weaver, Miami Herald 09/17/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Family of Man Killed in Texas Refinery Explosion Receives $44M
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The family of a Texas man who died in an explosion at Beaumont's Exxon Mobil refinery has been awarded $44 million. The family filed suit against Exxon Mobil Oil Corp., B&G Crane Service, LLC and AltairStrickland, LLC over the 37-year-old man's death. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in 2016, just one week after the refinery worker's death. An attorney for the plaintiffs says the verdict will cause the industry "to take notice" and "tighten up their safety practices."
Phoebe Suy, Beaumont Enterprise 09/17/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Law Firm Management

 
2 Quick Ways to Improve Your Structured Settlement
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Often claimants and attorneys are mistakenly led to believe that there’s only one option for structuring a settlement —monthly payments over a certain number of years. However, structured settlements aren’t as structured as they sound. You can design the timing and frequency of your payments to meet your specific needs (or those of the person you’ve chosen to benefit from the structured settlement).
Natalie Yasumine, Millennium Settlements 09/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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The Pay Out: How Long will it Take to Get Funding?
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You want working capital to cover case expenses, employee salaries, taxes, advertising or other needs of your firm, but getting financing can take time—time you don’t necessarily have. Those few funders who promote same-day or instant approval may attract you. However, unless you have impeccable credit and/or don’t mind premium pricing, then this high-speed turnaround option likely won’t be a good fit. The truth is that most practical financing options take anywhere from...(click article link to read more)
Kelly Anthony, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Counsel Financial 09/18/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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