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Microsoft Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $14.4 million

Microsoft Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $14.4 million July 19, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA A discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) alleging that Microsoft gave workers lower bonuses and unfavorable performance reviews for taking leave has settled for $14.4 million. The settlement includes those who worked for Microsoft in California for at least 90 days during the settlement period that from May 13, 2017 and the present and took one or more leaves of absence.
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L’Oreal Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Proceeds

L’Oreal Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Proceeds July 18, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA Several Georgia women who filed a lawsuit against L'Oreal for negligence and fraud related to the use of hair relaxers have been given the go-ahead by the Georgia Court of Appeals. The French multinational personal care company had previously asked the courts to dismiss the complaints. Plaintiffs, including Kiara Burroughs, accuse the companies of selling hair relaxation, or lanthionization, products that caused or increased the risk of women developing uterine, ovarian or breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids or other injuries to the reproductive system. 
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New Study Indicates Monsanto’s Roundup Linked to Infertility

New Study Indicates Monsanto’s Roundup Linked to Infertility July 17, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA A new study has found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, in human sperm: it found that more than 55 percent of sperm samples from a French infertility clinic contained high levels of glyphosate. Researchers warn that glyphosate can contribute to infertility, damage DNA in the sperm, and could cause health problems in the men’s offspring.  
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Apple Hit with Sex Bias Lawsuit

Apple Hit with Sex Bias Lawsuit July 16, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA Two female Apple employees in a proposed class action accuse Apple of paying women lower salaries than men for similar work. The California labor lawsuit, filed in San Francisco state court, says the tech giant violates California's Equal Pay Act, which bars sex discrimination in pay.
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Lawyers Predict Unprecedented Amount of PFAS Lawsuits

Lawyers Predict Unprecedented Amount of PFAS Lawsuits July 15, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Chemical companies making PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals” are advised to “do what you can, while you can, before you get sued”, but the battle has already begun for some manufacturers. For instance, 3M agreed to pay water utilities nationwide at least $10 billion for cleanup costs and at least thirty state attorneys general have also sued PFAS makers for widespread contamination. If you aren’t familiar with the extent of PFAS damages, a recent New York Times article is an eye-opener, to say the least, and the fallout will likely feed into PFAS litigation.
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$9.5 Million Army Hospital Medical Malpractice Settlement

$9.5 Million Army Hospital Medical Malpractice Settlement July 12, 2024. By Anne Wallace.
Honolulu, HIIt was error after error that killed Julie Bond. She was the 31-year-old wife of former Army Staff Sgt. Donald Bond and a healthy mother of three. She just wanted to lose those extra pregnancy pounds. But six weeks after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, she was dead. Tripler Army Medical Center ultimately settled the medical malpractice lawsuit brought by her family for $9.5 million.
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Loper Bright Fuels Fifth Circuit ERISA Lawsuit

Loper Bright Fuels Fifth Circuit ERISA Lawsuit July 11, 2024. By Anne Wallace.
New Orleans, LA On July 9, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard a new challenge to a Department of Labor rule, which permits ERISA plan fiduciaries to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their plan investment decisions.
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Dunkin Donuts Stiffs Managers’ Overtime

Dunkin Donuts Stiffs Managers’ Overtime July 10, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Everett, MA It’s the “dunk doughnuts, not wages” protest phrase over again for Dunkin Donuts. And perhaps add “over” to the phrase "time to make the donuts".
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U.S. Department of Defense Bid to Toss LGBTQ Veterans Discrimination Suit Denied

U.S. Department of Defense Bid to Toss LGBTQ Veterans Discrimination Suit Denied July 9, 2024. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA A California federal judge has denied the U.S. Department of Defense’s motion to dismiss a California discrimination class action lawsuit brought by LGBTQ Veterans. The DOD claims it has been providing relief to the veterans and argued that they haven't shown their constitutional rights have been violated, but the judge ruled that the former LGBTQ service members discharged under the military's former "don't ask, don't tell" ban continue to be discriminated against.
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Qualcomm 401k Plan Participants Sue over Use of Forfeitures

Qualcomm 401k Plan Participants Sue over Use of Forfeitures July 8, 2024. By Anne Wallace.
San Diego, CA – On May 24, the Southern District of California denied Qualcomm Inc.’s motion to dismiss a class action 401k lawsuit brought by participants in the Qualcomm Incorporated Employee Savings and Retirement Plan. Perez-Cruet v. Qualcomm, Inc. alleges that Qualcomm violated the fiduciary duty and anti-inurement provisions of ERISA by using the forfeited money to reduce future employer matching contributions instead of eliminating the expenses that were charged to participant accounts.
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