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  January 16, 2018

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$3M Settlement Agreement Reached in New York State Uber Drivers Class Action
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On January 8, 2018, ride-share giant Uber Technologies and a proposed class of New York State drivers reached a $3 million settlement that will bring a two-year legal battle to a close. The suit itself was originally filed in New York federal court in 2015 by named plaintiffs Joce Martinez and Jose Ortega. In the complaint, Martinez and Ortega accused Uber of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors, which lead to drivers being unfairly underpaid.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Counsel Financial 01/15/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Delta Should Have Prevented Fort Lauderdale Attack, Says Lawsuit
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A lawsuit has been filed against Delta Air Lines over an attack at a Fort Lauderdale airport that led to the deaths of five people. According to the lawsuit, the man had been unruly and argumentative with other passengers on the Delta flight before he retrieved his gun and opened fire in the airport. The lawsuit was filed by the family of one of the victims, a woman from Georgia. The lawsuit says that Delta should have recognized the signs and prevented the man from getting his weapon.
Lisa J. Huriash, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 01/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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West Virginia High Court to Rule in Lawsuit Over Child's Death
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The West Virginia Supreme Court is to determine whether Child Protective Services is responsible for the death of an infant. The 3-month-old girl died in May 2010, after her mother, who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, rolled on top of her and smothered her. The lawsuit was filed against the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources by the father of the child. According to the lawsuit, the department failed to investigate the potential abuse of the child after the father filed a complaint three weeks before the child's death.
Lacie Pierson, The Charleston Gazette 01/09/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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NJ Transit Facing Whistleblower Lawsuit by Fired Compliance Chief
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A whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against NJ Transit by a fired compliance chief. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff was fired from his position with the agency after he attempted to draw attention to safety issues. The lawsuit states that the agency instructed the plaintiff to not put anything concerning the safety issues in writing and to mark documents as "confidential " and "privileged" to circumvent public records laws. The plaintiff was fired in August before he was to testify before a state legislative committee over the alleged issues.
Curtis Tate, NorthJersey.Com 01/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
International Laboratories Recalls Clopidogrel for Mislabeling
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A recall has been issued on Clopidogrel Tablets by International Laboratories, LLC due to mislabeling. The recall applies to one lot of the Clopidogrel Tablets packaged in bottles of 30 tablets. According to the recall, the product is labeled as Clopidogrel tablets USP 75 mg but may contain Clopidogrel 75 mg or Simvastatin Tablets USP 10 mg, posing a risk to consumers. Missed doses of the Clopidogrel increases the risk of heart attack and stroke which can be life threatening, says the recall. No complaints have been received related to this event detailing medical illnesses or harmful effects, states International Laboratories.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 01/09/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
New York Hospital Blamed for Death of Eagles' Glenn Frey
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan by the widow of Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey over the musician's death. Frey died in January 2016 after being treated at the New York hospital. His widow has filed suit alleging that the hospital was responsible for his death. The plaintiff has accused the defendants of "negligence for failing to properly treat her late husband’s ulcerative colitis, diagnose and treat infection, and advise of the risks and side effects from treatment."
Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 01/16/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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New Mexico Spa Named in Lawsuit Over Man's Death
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A lawsuit has been filed over the drowning death of a 57-year-old man at a New Mexico spa. The lawsuit was filed by the estate of the man who died after soaking in a spring-fed hot tub. According to the lawsuit filed against the Truth or Consequences spa, the facility violated federal and state safety regulations. The regulations prohibit any soaking unit with water above 104 degrees, as it can make users drowsy and possibly pass out.
Maggie Shepard, Las Cruces Sun-News 01/16/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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