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Class Action

 
Pennsylvania Female Teachers Bring Class Claims Over Gender Pay Gap
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On June 8, 2021, class claims were filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the Central Bucks School District, by a group of female teachers who alleged that the District violated their rights under the federal Equal Pay Act. In the complaint, named plaintiff Dawn Marinello described how she began working as a teacher within the District in 2016, entering the position with substantial career experience as an educator.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 06/11/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Missouri Woman Struck by Fallen Fire Log at Walmart Files Suit
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A Missouri woman has filed suit against Walmart after a fire log fell on her when she was shopping in the store. The plaintiff states she suffered a concussion after the log fell off a shelf and struck her at a Walmart in Lee's Summit. The lawsuit alleges Walmart was negligent in placing the heavy logs on a high shelf, forcing customers to reach for them. The lawsuit was moved to federal court this month after initially being filed in Jackson County Circuit Court.
Katie Moore, Kansas City Star 06/10/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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LA Times Seeks to Make Depositions Public in Garcetti Harassment Case
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The Los Angeles Times has asked a judge to release documents in a sexual harassment case involving Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's former advisor. The lawsuit was filed by a Los Angeles police officer who alleges he was sexually harassed by the aide. The Times is seeking to make his testimony in the case public. According to the motion filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, there is "overriding public interest" in the litigation.
Dakota Smith, LA Times 06/10/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Two New Jersey Police Officers Allege Harassment by Lieutenant
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Two lawsuits accused a New Jersey police lieutenant of sexually harassing two police officers. The lawsuits were filed Tuesday in Superior Court of Middlesex County by the two officers who allege that Lt. John McKenna groped them and made inappropriate sexual comments. The defendant previously led the South River Police Department’s Internal Affairs Department. Named as defendants in the case are McKenna, the police chief, and South River elected officials.
Anthony G. Attrino, NJ.com 06/10/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Woman Files Suit After Breaking Nose on Six Flags Ride
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A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit after she broke her nose at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. The woman says she was waiting to exit a ride when one of the park employees "raised the ride's security bar so high that it smashed (her) in the face." As a result of the incident, the plaintiff suffered "serious bodily harm to her head, nose and face," she alleges in the lawsuit. The plaintiff seeks unspecified damages and recovery of her legal expenses from Six Flags Great Adventure LLC.
Jim Walsh, Courier Post Online 06/09/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Klein Tools Recalls Voltage Tester for Shock Hazard
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A recall has been issued on Klein Tools Non-Contact Voltage Tester Model NCVT-1 due to a shock hazard. About 1,690,000 voltage testers that were available for sale at Home Depot stores and industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers, and some hardware stores nationwide are included in the recall. Klein Tools was made aware of two instances of voltage testers not working properly, including one involving a shock injury.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 06/09/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
$4M Lawsuit Says Oregon County Failed to Train Deputies Who Fatally Shot Man
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man who was fatally shot by deputies in Washington County, Oregon, in 2018. The 54-year-old man was killed by Deputy Earl Brown and Cpl. Cade Edwards following a prolonged response by the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team. The $4 million lawsuit against the county alleges wrongful death, assault, and battery allegations. According to the complaint, the county failed to train deputies regarding de-escalation techniques and other topics.
Jaimie Ding, The Oregonian 06/09/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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