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#1 Workers’ Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Seeks Safety Measures, Not Damages

May 26 2020 // As U.S. businesses reopen, worried workers and their advocates are borrowing a legal strategy commonly used to shut down rowdy topless bars to try and force employers to strengthen protection against further spread of the...

#2 Minnesota Worker Sues Iowa City after Electrocution

Jun 1 2020 // A construction worker from Minnesota who was electrocuted and fell from a building is suing the city of Sibley, Iowa, for negligence. Victor Maldonado, of Worthington, Minnesota, alleges in a lawsuit that the city knew the...

#3 Lawsuit Alleges Uber Uses ‘Biased’ Rider Ratings to Fire Drivers

Oct 27 2020 // Uber Technologies Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of violating the U.S. Civil Rights Act by firing minority drivers based on how they’re rated by customers. “Uber is aware that passengers are prone to...

#4 Judge to Schedule Trial in Delaware Day Care Death Lawsuit

Jun 24 2020 // A Delaware couple who filed a wrongful death lawsuit after their infant son died at a home day care center has lost a bid to have a judge rule in their favor without a trial. Carlita and Charles Laws argued that they were...

#5 Road Rage Lawsuit Has Implications for Police Shootings: Opinion

Nov 25 2020 // Can you be fired from a government job for using a firearm in self-defense? That question arose in a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The answer was … equivocal. Let’s first...

#6 Lawsuit Over U.S. Wage Rule Focused on Louisiana Crawfish Processors

Apr 30 2021 // Federal regulators are using an illegally adopted rule and unreliable research in allowing Louisiana crawfish processors to hire foreign workers at “depressed and stagnated wages” — wages that also hold down...

#7 The Role Insurance Plays in Civil Rights Settlements Against Law Enforcement

Sep 21 2020 // Municipalities, their insurers and risk pools should be heeding the current public re-examination of police and prosecutorial actions taking place across the country, according to an insurance policyholder attorney who...

#8 Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against NRA, Gunmaker, Shooter Over Synagogue Attack

Jan 25 2021 // The son of a couple killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 worshippers is suing the National Rifle Association, arguing the group’s inflammatory rhetoric led to the violence. Marc Simon, the son of...

#9 Qualified Immunity Suggests Police Are Above the Law: Opinion

Jun 11 2020 // The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 introduced by House Democrats this week contains a provision that is likely to become the subject of lively debate: The provision effectively eliminates the legal defense known as...

#10 Trump EEOC Rule Aims to Slow Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits

Dec 14 2020 // The leader of the U.S. workplace anti-discrimination agency is pursuing a policy shift that could slow litigation against companies long after President-Elect Joe Biden takes office. Janet Dhillon, the chair of the Equal...

#11 Insurance Plays Key Role in Civil Rights Settlements Against Law Enforcement

Sep 2 2020 // Municipalities, their insurers and risk pools should be heeding the current public re-examination of police and prosecutorial actions taking place across the country, according to an insurance policyholder attorney who...

#12 Inventor Peddles a Wildfire Spray to Desperate Homeowners. Not All Are Buying It.

Aug 18 2020 // Jim Moseley stands poolside, aviator sunglasses perched on his head, holding a blowtorch. He’s got a stick that’s been treated at one end with SPF 3000, the fire-prevention spray he invented. We’re on the...

#13 Lawsuit by Former Black Franchisees Accuses McDonald’s of Racial Discrimination

Sep 2 2020 // McDonald’s Corp. is the subject of a lawsuit by more than 50 Black former franchisees in the U.S. who say they were driven out of business after being pushed by the company to set up shop in crime-ridden areas and...

#14 Class Action Claims E*Trade Failed to Warn About Risks From Oil Price Crash

Aug 19 2020 // One of the biggest U.S. brokerages has been hit with a class action lawsuit after the oil price crash in April led to hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses for its clients and allegations that the firm failed to...

#15 Alphabet Settles Suit Over Executives’ Exit Pay, Coverups Linked to Sexual Misconduct

Sep 28 2020 // Alphabet Inc. on Friday settled a shareholder lawsuit that accused the Google parent of covering up lavish exit packages to executives found responsible for sexual misconduct, saying it would overhaul workplace policies...

#16 Next Showdown in Congress: Protecting Workers vs. Protecting Employers in Pandemic

Jul 14 2020 // Congressional leaders are squaring off over the next pandemic relief bill in a debate over whom Congress should step up to protect: front-line workers seeking more safeguards from the ravages of COVID-19 or beleaguered...

#17 Kansas Woman Didn’t Pose a Danger When Deputy Killed Her, Lawsuit States

Oct 1 2020 // A Kansas woman who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy after refusing to pull over was unarmed and posed no danger to him or the public, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The court filing paints a...

#18 Shareholder Lawsuit Alleges Tyson Misled About COVID-19 Protocols

Feb 3 2021 // U.S. meat and poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc. was sued on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding shareholders with misleading disclosures about its ability to combat the spread of the coronavirus in its facilities. The...

#19 Delaware Judge Upholds Dismissal Call in Softball Injury Lawsuit

Jul 27 2020 // A Delaware judge has refused to overturn her decision to toss a lawsuit by a paralegal who said he was targeted for retaliation after being injured while playing on his law firm’s softball team and filing a...

#20 Supreme Court Seeks Biden Administration Input on VW Emissions Lawsuits

Apr 26 2021 // The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden’s administration to weigh in on whether Volkswagen AG can be sued by local governments in Florida and Utah for damages stemming from the German...