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Class Action

 
Baton Rouge Residents Want to Join Class Action Flood Lawsuit
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A number of Baton Rouge residents have filed a class action lawsuit against the City-Parish relating to 2016 flood damage. Currently, there are 158 families signed on to the class action complaint, but about two dozen residents met this week to discuss joining. The lawsuit alleges that Baton Rouge officials' negligence led to damage to plaintiffs' homes during the flood three years ago.
Emma Kennedy, The Advocate 01/16/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Lawsuit Alleging Anti-Skid Flooring Caused Boat Injury Dismissed After Plaintiff Dies
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A lawsuit alleging the anti-skid flooring on a Virginia ship caused injury to a passenger has been dismissed after the injured man died. The man and his family filed suit two years ago against the Spirit of Norfolk pleasure yacht alleging the anti-skid coating on the ship caused the man to fall. The cause of the man's recent death has not been disclosed.
Scott Daugherty, Virginian Pilot 01/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Carnival Cruise Ship Tilted Causing Passenger Injuries, Says Lawsuit
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Three passengers of a Carnival cruise have filed suit alleging they were injured when the ship tilted on its side. According to the complaint, the 2,642-passenger Carnival Sunshine tilted sideways soon after departing from Port Canaveral, Florida, in late October. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida, cites 20 instances of the ship operators' negligence, including failing to supervise its crew, failing to properly train its crew, failing to provide adequate crew and failing to safely operate the vessel.
Gene Sloan, USA Today 01/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: 'Underlying Atmosphere of Violent Racial Hate' at GM Plant in Ohio
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A lawsuit alleges racism is rampant at a General Motors plant in Ohio. The complaint was filed by nine employees of GM, who say “whites-only” signs were hung outside a bathroom and nooses were found hanging in the facility. According to one plaintiff, incidents of racism were reported, but management protected other white employees of the company. The lawsuit alleges an "underlying atmosphere of violent racial hate and bullying” at the plant.
Owen Daugherty, The Hill 01/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Delaware Fire Official Harassed Female Firefighter, Lawsuit Filed
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A federal lawsuit alleges a fire official in Delmar, Delaware, was not disciplined after sexually harassing a female firefighter. The lawsuit, filed by the firefighter, alleges the fire chief touched the plaintiff inappropriately on two occasions. After reporting the sexual harassment, the plaintiff was "essentially terminated," alleges the complaint. The man accused of sexual harassment remains in his position as fire chief.
Christina Jedra, Delaware Online 01/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Settlements Reached Between Montana Bars and Estate of Man Killed by Drunk Driver
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Settlements have been reached between two Montana bars and the family of a man who was killed by a drunk driver. A settlement was reached on Jan. 9 between the estate of the man and East Helena's VFW Post 10010, one of the bars accused of over-serving the drunk driver. A settlement was previously reached between the estate and Helena's Hap's Beer Parlor. The terms of both of the settlements have remained confidential.
Thomas Plank, Helena Independent Record 01/17/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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