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D.C. Housing Companies Used Facebook Ad System to Discriminate Against Elderly
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A new lawsuit alleges housing companies in Washington, D.C., used Facebook's ad system to discriminate against the elderly. The lawsuit was filed by nonprofit watchdog group Housing Rights Initiative and a D.C. woman and seeks class action status. They allege that seven housing companies that lease or manage properties in the D.C. area used the advertising system to target specific groups, while excluding others. While naming housing companies, the complaint does not include Facebook as defendant.
Marie C. Baca, The Washington Post 09/18/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former University of Arizona Runner Files Bullying and Harassment Suit
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A former track athlete from the University of Arizona has filed a lawsuit alleging he was bullied and assaulted. According to the $3 million lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, the plaintiff faced consistent and unresolved bullying and harassment while on the track and field team. When he reported the harassment, the plaintiff was physically assaulted by the head coach, the lawsuit contends. The plaintiff seeks punitive damages of $3 million as well as attorney fees.
Andrew Howard, Arizona Republic 09/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Kansas Man Sues Juul, Says He Was Tricked as a Teen by E-Cigarette Marketing
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A man from Johnson City, Kansas, filed a lawsuit this week against e-cigarette company Juul alleging that they are guilty of deceptive marketing practices. The plaintiff, who has been using an e-cigarette since he was a teen, says he has suffered respiratory problems, has been exposed to harmful chemicals and is prone to anxiety, as a result of using the product.
Katie Bernard, Kansas City Star 09/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Judge Dismisses Epstein Case Following Defendant's Death
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A judge has dismissed a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Jeffrey Epstein, who died in prison last month. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra dismissed the 11-year-old litigation, stating the “lengthy and contentious litigation” had become moot because Epstein is dead. Prior to Epstein's death, Marra was considering providing relief to the women who alleged they were sexually abused and trafficked by Epstein and his co-conspirators.
Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 09/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: Target Forced Hispanic Worker to Wear 'Whitewashed' Name Tag
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Retail giant Target is facing a lawsuit alleging a Hispanic worker was forced to wear a name tag with a "whitewashed" version of his name. The plaintiff alleges he suffered racial discrimination when he was forced by his employer to wear a name tag that said "Jonathan." The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, alleges the plaintiff's supervisor told him the name Jose "does not 'fit' the predominantly white neighborhood demographics and his birth name would incite fear and uneasiness in customers."
Ewan Palmer, Newsweek 09/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Recall Issued on DIANA Air Rifles That Can Unexpectedly Discharge
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A recall has been issued on DIANA Stormrider Gen 2 Air Rifles due to a risk of injury and death. The recall states, "The air rifle can unexpectedly discharge even if the safety is engaged. This can result in a serious injury or death." The rifles were sold at Pyramyd Air, Air Gun Depot, and other air rifle retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, PyramydAir.com and AirGunDepot.com from July 2018 through June 2019. There has been one incident report, but no reports of injuries.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 09/10/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Law Firm Management

 
Don’t Fall for These 6 Structured Settlement Myths
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Structured settlements provide claimants involved in certain types of cases with a valuable tool for financial stability. Unfortunately, there are a number of myths that may prevent claimants from considering this approach or worse, may prevent their attorneys from even recommending a structured settlement in the first place.
Settlement Consulting Team, Sage Settlement Consulting 09/18/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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