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Subcontractors Working Too Close to High Voltage Power Lines Draws OSHA Action

The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a settlement agreement with a New Jersey building contractor who allowed its subcontractors’ employees to work in close proximity to high-voltage power lines at a Paterson work site in 2021 and 2022. …

Army Officer Pepper-Sprayed During Traffic Stop Seeks New Trial Against Police

A U.S. Army lieutenant who was struck, pepper-sprayed and handcuffed during a traffic stop in Virginia asked a federal appeals court on Monday to overturn rulings by a trial judge after jurors found mostly in favor of the two police …

Nooses Found at Construction Site Lead to Lawsuit Against Amazon, Contractors

Five Black and Hispanic electricians who felt threatened when several nooses were found at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the company and two contractors, accusing them of inaction, retaliation and …

Pennsylvania Borough Settles Lawsuits Over Shooting at High School for $11M

An $11 million settlement has been reached in federal lawsuits over police gunfire outside a high school football game near Philadelphia in 2021 that killed an 8-year-old girl and wounded others, an attorney for the girl`s family said. Attorney Michael …

Injured Worker Compensated in Rhode Island Barred From Suing in Massachusetts

An injured worker who collects workers’ compensation in Rhode Island cannot sue his employer in Massachusetts, according to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Both states bar any other recovery once an injured worker has received a payment. In …

Eli Lilly Settles New Jersey Whistleblower Allegations Over Manufacturing Practices

Eli Lilly and Co. and a former employee agreed to settle a lawsuit in which the worker claimed she was terminated after pointing out poor manufacturing practices and data falsification involving one of its blockbuster diabetes drugs, according to court …

Trump Trial on Business Fraud Charges to Begin Today in New York

An appeals court Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to delay a civil trial in a lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general, allowing the case to proceed days after a judge ruled the former president committed years of fraud and …

New York Drying Out After Soaking by Record Rainfall

New York City began drying out Saturday after being soaked by one of its wettest days in decades, as city dwellers dried out basements and traffic resumed on highways, railways and airports that were temporarily shuttered by Friday`s severe rainfall. …

Fire Destroys Jamie Wyeth Paintings, Damages Historic Buildings in Maine

A fire destroyed several waterfront buildings in Maine, including an art gallery with several paintings by Jamie Wyeth and an illustration by his grandfather, N.C. Wyeth., the building`s owner said Friday. The original paintings and illustration, along with several signed …

Baltimore Archdiocese Files for Bankruptcy As State Ends Shield Against Old Claims

The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced Friday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization days before a new state law goes into effect removing the statute of limitations on child sex abuse claims and allowing victims to sue their abusers decades …

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