LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION
Tennessee Legal News Articles & Interviews
December 13, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ “Face of Channel 4 News” Fired -- Too Old to be Female on TV ]
Nashville, TN News anchor Demetria Kalodimos, who had repeatedly been named the Best Local Reporter and Best Local TV News Personality by the readers of the Nashville Scene, was abruptly fired by WSMV, Channel 4 on December 4, 2017. On November 27, 2018, she filed an employment lawsuit in the Middle District of Tennessee, alleging violations of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Tennessee Human Rights Act and Disability Act and Tennessee common law. Allegations concerning violations of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 are expected to follow.
November 21, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Tennessee Drywall Workers Win Unpaid Overtime in DOL Settlement ]
Hermitage, TN On October 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that Tennessee contractor, Vasquez Drywall, had agreed to pay $103,300 in back wages to workers misclassified as independent contractors and a $2,424 civil penalty. Employment misclassification is rampant in the construction industry in Tennessee and throughout the country. The practice deprives employees of overtime pay, workers compensation insurance and basic workplace safety protections. Undocumented construction workers are particularly at risk because they are unlikely to bring lawsuits or seek other enforcement action to preserve their rights.
October 22, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Nashville, TN: Although the Tennessee economy is doing well with record low unemployment rates, employers in the hospitality industry are having a difficult time attracting workers due to the state’s minimum wage, which is also a common Tennessee labor law issue.Read [ Tennessee Minimum Wage Too Low for Many ]
October 18, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Victory for Tipped Employees -- Bad News for Tennessee Based Restaurant Chain ]
Nashville, TN: The Ninth Circuit gave the green light last month for bartenders and servers to sue restaurants--including a Tennessee based chain-- for allegedly underpaying them regarding tipping, a violation of the federal and Tennessee labor law. The cases were consolidated on appeal as Marsh v. J. Alexander’s and remanded for further proceedings.
October 12, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Donning and Doffing in Tennessee – Clothes or Protective Equipment? ]
Nashville, TN: Over the past several years Tennessee has experienced a number of Tennessee labor lawsuits by employees demanding compensation for “donning and doffing” (putting on and taking off) clothing such as uniforms and protective gear before and after their shift.
October 29, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Philadelphia, PA On September 19, 2017, six burn victims filed a lawsuit against Tristar Products, Inc. in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. They claimed they were hurt when their Tristar pressure cooker’s advertised “Built-In Safety Features” failed. All of the incidents cited in In Re: Kenneth Christian, et al. v. Tristar Products Inc. involve the same pressure cooker, Model No. PPC-790, but many Tristar products have been implicated in similar pressure cooker explosions. The litigation can be expected to grow.Read [ Six Sue Tristar for Exploding Pressure Cooker Injuries ]
August 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A drug indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes already carries warnings for compelling adverse reactions including a heightened risk for lower limb amputations, kidney failure, diabetic ketoacidosis and cardiovascular injuries. To that end, the FDA warns of fracture risk with Invokana and Invokamet. Yet in spite of such serious side effects associated with Invokana (canagliflozin) and Invokamet (canagliflozin and metformin), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, last year an expanded indication for Invokamet.Read [ Are Risk of Invokana and Invokamet Bone Fractures a Sign of Fractured Regulations? ]
June 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Trenton, NJ: A New Jersey man has filed a federal lawsuit against drug manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, claiming he suffered injuries after taking the diabetes drug Saxagliptin, sold under the brand names Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR.Read [ New Jersey Man Claims Diabetes Medicine Caused His Heart Disease ]
June 11, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Chattanooga, TN: If you receive disability benefits from the health insurance provider Unum , you might want to seek legal advice if and when they send you a “Suspension of Benefits” letter: it is likely another bad faith tactic to deny your benefits altogether.Read [ Unum’s Suspension of Benefits and Outsourcing ]
April 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX It was an alert physician who first noticed signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in some of her patients in Flint, Michigan. It was soon discovered water from the Flint River had corroded aging pipes causing lead to leach into the city’s water supply. Dangerous amounts of lead were slowing building up in the blood streams of Flint residents and causing health problems due to lead exposure.Read [ Lead Poisoning Still Happens ]
- Missouri Jury in Talcum Powder Lawsuit sides with J&J By Jane Mundy (Mar-22-17)
- Stockert 3T Infections Widespread By Jane Mundy (Jan-10-17)
- “I Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb,” says IVC Filter Patient By Jane Mundy (Dec-31-16)
- Disability Lawsuit filed, Others say ‘Bah Humbug’ to Unum By Gordon Gibb (Dec-30-16)
- ER Hospital Overcharges: Bat Bite Cost Uninsured $40K By Jane Mundy (Dec-18-16)
- Abilify Good for Casinos and Credit Card Companies, but for Humans? By Jane Mundy (Nov-10-16)
- Unum Proposes Long-term Disability Rate Hikes, Seniors Furious By Jane Mundy (Sep-3-16)
- Canada Reports Death Linked to Airbag Failure By Heidi Turner (Aug-27-16)
- Risperdal Plaintiffs Prevail By Jane Mundy (Aug-1-16)
- Could Unum Insurance Be Changing Its Stripes? Think Again… By Gordon Gibb (Feb-5-13)
- Unum Group in the Black, Leaving Claimants Feeling Blue By Gordon Gibb (Nov-29-12)
- Pradaxa Fast Track: No Place for Bleeding Hearts By Gordon Gibb (Oct-7-12)
- Amusement Park Accidents: Zip Lines a Growing Concern By Gordon Gibb (Aug-19-12)
- Fraternity Injury Verdict Staggering $7.2 Million By Jane Mundy (Jul-20-12)
- Paxil Side Effects Can Include Double Risk of Pre-Term Labor By Gordon Gibb (Jun-15-12)
- The Many Faces of Unum Insurance By Gordon Gibb (Jun-5-12)
- Los problemas no terminan con cirugía fallida de cadera DePuy Revisión By Gordon Gibb (Feb-28-12)
- Unum Group Appoints New Chief Investment Officer By Charles Benson (Apr-24-11)
- Regions Morgan Keegan to Award Damages to Texas Investor By Charles Benson (Feb-19-11)
- Tennessee Residents Included in DePuy Hip Lawsuit By Charles Benson (Jan-24-11)
- Risk of Food Poisoning Prompts Recall of Bright Water Buffalo Krab Dip Products By Lucy Campbell (Dec-22-10)
- Kroger Recalls Pet Food in 19 States By Gordon Gibb (Dec-20-10)
- Kroger Recalls Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk By Lucy Campbell (Dec-20-10)
- Unum Names McGuinness New Vice President of Government Affairs By Charles Benson (Dec-8-10)
- Veggies Recalled Due to Fear of Glass Fragments By Gordon Gibb (Oct-18-10)
- Explosion in Tennessee Injures 6 By Lucy Campbell (Sep-14-10)
- "SJS Made Me Feel Like a Bubble Boy" By Jane Mundy (Jul-23-10)
- Fosamax: "It's Been a Bad Ride" By Jane Mundy (Jun-26-10)
- Class Action ERISA Lawsuit Seeking Lead Plaintiff By Gordon Gibb (Jun-10-10)
- Young Mother had Gallbladder Removed, Filing Yasmin Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (May-28-10)
- Romaine Lettuce Products Recalled due to Possible E. Coli Contamination By Lucy Campbell (May-7-10)
- Report: Pilot in Fatal Helicopter Crash Was Trying to Beat a Storm By Charles Benson (Apr-15-10)
- Despite Unum's Reputation, Job Applications Double By Gordon Gibb (Jan-15-10)
- Unum Benefits from Statute of Limitations By Gordon Gibb (Dec-29-09)
- Study Suggests That GPs Disagree With Unum's Claims Management System By Charles Benson (Nov-24-09)
- Unum Continues to Systematically Deny Claims: Advocate By Gordon Gibb (Oct-18-09)
- A Dangerous Delay in Diagnosis By Brenda Craig (Oct-14-09)
- Medtronic CD Horizon: Caveat Emptor By Jane Mundy (Oct-14-09)
- Unum reports fewer claims, blames recession By Charles Benson (Oct-4-09)
- Tennessee child custody ruling reversed By Charles Benson (Sep-28-09)