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Ex-Professor Sues Utah University for More than $22M over Firing

A former theater professor at Dixie State University in Utah who was found not guilty of assaulting a student is suing university faculty and staff members for more than $22 million over his termination. The Spectrum of St. George reported …

Kansas County Agrees to $48K Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit

Commissioners in Kansas’ Shawnee County have agreed to pay a $48,000 settlement to two women who claimed they were wrongfully terminated from their jobs in the prosecutor’s office because of racial and gender discrimination. Although the settlement releases the county, …

California Bar Wants to Ban Sex Between Lawyers And Clients

The nation’s largest state bar association is overhauling ethics rules for attorneys for the first time in 30 years, and some lawyers are unhappy about a proposal that would open them up to discipline for having sex with clients. California …

Lawmaker in Montana Files Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit against His Company

A Republican state lawmaker has filed a wrongful discharge lawsuit alleging his refusal to support certain bills during the 2015 Legislature got him fired from a sales job he’d held for more than 15 years. Rep. Randy Pinocci’s Nov. 14 …

Bookkeeper for Oregon Nonprofit Files $375K Whistleblower Suit

A former bookkeeper for a Portland nonprofit that worked to help Oregon’s foster children is suing the organization, alleging she was fired after reporting misspending by her employer. The Oregonian reported that Deborah Muller filed the $375,000 wrongful termination suit …

Former Women’s Coach at California University Awarded $3.35M

A jury has awarded $3.35 million to Beth Burns, the former women’s basketball coach for San Diego State who claimed she was fired for being a whistleblower. Burns prevailed in a suit that claimed she was wrongfully terminated. Burns was …

Pittsburgh Newscaster Sues Station Over Firing for Facebook Comments

A Pittsburgh newscaster fired after her comments in a Facebook post about a shooting were deemed racially insensitive sued her former employer on Monday, saying the television station let her go because she is white. Wendy Bell said her federal …

Former New Mexico County Manager Files Suit after Being Axed for 3rd DWI

A former top western New Mexico county official fired after her third drunken driving arrest just two days into her new job has filed a lawsuit. An attorney for former interim Cibola County manager Rheganne (RAY’-gun) Vaughn says in court …

North Carolina Therapist Awarded $3.6M in Wrongful Termination Case

A North Carolina therapist who said she was fired after reporting patient neglect has won a $3.6 million award from a Buncombe County jury. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Superior Court jury awarded the money earlier this month to Laura …

University of Oregon Sorority Kitchen Worker Files Suit over Termination

A former kitchen worker at a University of Oregon sorority house is suing the Alpha Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta over her alleged wrongful termination. The Register-Guard reported Noel Roberts filed the suit Thursday for at least $50,000 in …