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Defunct Sushi Restaurant Owner Pays $35,000 in Ohio Employment Restitution

Defunct Sushi Restaurant Owner Pays $35,000 in Ohio Employment Restitution September 2, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Cincinnati, OH: The owner of a popular sushi restaurant that once thrived in Hyde Park has closed the establishment in the wake of an Ohio Employment restitution order requiring him to pay thousands to employees over allegations of unpaid overtime and other violations to Ohio Labor Laws.
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“We’re Finally Getting Somewhere in the FedEx California Labor Lawsuit,” Says FedEx Driver

“We’re Finally Getting Somewhere in the FedEx California Labor Lawsuit,” Says FedEx Driver September 1, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: News that former FedEx drivers in California and Oregon can move forward with their California labor lawsuit is “a ray of hope” for Eric, who was classified as an independent contractor rather than a FedEx employee.
“I’ve been giving this company free work for years and it’s about time justice prevails,” he says.
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Transvaginal Mesh Material Not Intended for Permanent Use, Testimony Excluded

Transvaginal Mesh Material Not Intended for Permanent Use, Testimony Excluded September 1, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: The pendulum in the second bellwether trial in the transvaginal mesh lawsuit file has swung, again, toward the defendant. While pundits muse that this is not a good sign for TVT sling plaintiffs, the attorney representing plaintiff Maria Cardenas noted that the Court excluded what the plaintiff considered important testimony.
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Debt Collector Harassment: An Envelope Is a Window of Opportunity

Debt Collector Harassment: An Envelope Is a Window of Opportunity August 31, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: It may seem like a trivial thing at first glance, but placing a debtor’s account number in full view either on or through an envelope may constitute debt collector harassment, and most certainly serves as a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), according to a recent appellate decision that overturned a lower court ruling.
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Propecia Lawsuit Battle Heats Up

Propecia Lawsuit Battle Heats Up August 31, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY: The battle appears to be heating up in Propecia side effects lawsuits. The lawsuits allege men who used Propecia suffered from sexual dysfunction and other Propecia long-term side effects.
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Of All Vytorin Side Effects, Potential for Cancer Is Getting Traction

Of All Vytorin Side Effects, Potential for Cancer Is Getting Traction August 31, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: One can’t help but forgive anyone filing a Vytorin lawsuit, due to not only the potential for various harms related to possible Vytorin side effects, but to the very culture that sees drugs such as these approved in the first place.
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Domestic Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

Domestic Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay August 30, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: Although it was a long time coming, overtime pay laws in California now extend to people who are employed as personal attendants. Unfortunately, because these California overtime laws are so recent, some employers may not realize they now owe personal attendants overtime pay, or they may realize it but willfully break the law. In any case, as of January 1, 2014, personal attendants are eligible for paid overtime.
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The Fluoroquinolones Community—and Their Leader Mark Girard

The Fluoroquinolones Community—and Their Leader Mark Girard August 30, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Ottawa, ON: Seven years ago Canadian Mark Girard was strong and healthy and living a very comfortable life. He worked as a chef in the high-altitude vacation lodges cradled in the pristine Rocky Mountains. On his days off, there was unlimited ATV riding surrounded by iconic scenery, and in the winter there were snowmobile adventures in the back country.
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Lipitor Lawsuits Mount

Lipitor Lawsuits Mount August 30, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Charleston, SC: Lipitor lawsuits, which allege patients who took the drug suffered serious side effects, are reportedly mounting. Plaintiffs claim Pfizer, maker of Lipitor, knew about the risks of serious side effects but did not offer adequate warnings about the risks, including a reported increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
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Employer Must Defend Against A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Not Monitoring Employee Computer Use

Employer Must Defend Against A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Not Monitoring Employee Computer Use August 29, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
An Illinois Appellate Court recently held that an employer must defend against a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that it was negligent in failing to investigate death threats that its employee had emailed to his family from his work computer, and not subsequently protecting the family from the husband’s threatened harm, which resulted in their death. Regions Bank v. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc. 2014 IL App. (5th) 130193
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