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  • Carpenter Gets $450,000 for Injured Fingers
    A 38-year old carpenter who had to have two fingers on his right (dominant) hand re-attached was awarded a $450,000 settlement as damages for his injury. Jose Guardado got his fingers caught between an electrical panel and a conduit sticking up two feet from the ground while on a job at a construction site. In his suit, Guardado alleged that an employee...
  • Wal-Mart Agrees Tentative $40 Million Settlement in Wage and Hour Class Action
    Wal-Mart has agreed to what is being heralded as the largest settlement of a wages class action in Massachusetts history, a record $40 million. If approved, the settlement will end the class action, filed in 2001. The lawsuit alleges that Wal-Mart workers were denied meal and rest breaks and refused overtime pay, and had their time cards manipulated in...
  • Aviation Attorney Ron Goldman Explains Coordination of Clarence Center Crash Lawsuits
    Dec-1-09 Los Angeles, CA The Clarence Center plane crash happened almost 10 months ago, but according to attorney Ron Goldman of Baum, Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, wrongful death lawsuits are still being filed on behalf of the families of plane crash victims. Cases are in the process of being transferred to be heard by one judge. "The Judicial Panel on Mul...
  • City of Fargo To Pay for Excessive Traffic Fines
    A million dollar settlement of a class action lawsuit against the City of Fargo, ND, was approved today by a federal judge. The lawsuit alleged that the City had been charging excessive traffic fines - that they illegally exceed those in the state's Century Code. The City has agreed to pay up to $1.5 million for eligible claims that were submi...
  • EEOC Defends Workers' Compensation Leave in Court
    Nov-29-09 Kansas City, MO A workers compensation issue that has less to do with workers' safety and everything to do with workers' rights has recently been brought to the public conscience. The issue at hand is inflexible leave policies, whereby workers are being terminated at the conclusion of a set workers' compensation leave instead of being given...
  • Employee Receives More Than $800,000 in Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
    Nov-27-09 Seattle, WA Washington State employment laws are designed to protect employees from unfair treatment at the hands of their employers. Although many employees are treated fairly by their employers, there are still some employers who violate Washington employee rights. In such cases, employees often turn to the courts to uphold Washington state employee r...
  • Ohio Worker Files Discrimination Lawsuit
    Nov-26-09 West Chester Township, OH A long-time West Chester Township city employee recently filed a lawsuit alleging that she was sexually discriminated against in the workplace. Ohio employment law protects Ohio employees against discrimination on any grounds such as gender, race, or age. Denise Brown has been an employee of West Chester Township since 197...
  • Study Suggests That GPs Disagree With Unum's Claims Management System
    Nov-24-09 Chattanooga, TN In a move that could greatly impact the future of disability claims, a new study from Keele University claims that more than a quarter of general practitioners (GPs) and physiotherapists believe that disability and pain are the result of physical problems, directly contradictiing the biopsychosocial practices of groups like Unum disabil...
  • Heelys Settles Securitiies Class Action for $5.25 Million
    Dallas, TX : A $5.25 million settlement has been approved by a federal judge in the class action lawsuit against Heelys, a company that makes shoes with a wheel in the heel. The securities class action centered around allegations of breach of fiduciary duties by officials related to the initial public offering of the company in 2006. Lega...
  • Washington to Pay $13.7 Million to Demonstrators
    Washington, DC: A $13.7 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit brought by nearly 700 demonstrators arrested during protests against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in April of 2000. The lawsuit was filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice on behalf of protesters and bystanders. According to media repo...
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy Lawsuits See Multi-Million Dollar Settlements
    Philadelphia, PA : Two women who each filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that make hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have both won their cases with awards of $34 million to one and $78 million to the other. On November 20, Donna Kendall was awarded over $6 million in compensatory damages against Wyeth, followed by an award of $16 mill...
  • New Survey Revives Memories of LINA Disability Claims Debacle
    Nov-23-09 Belleville, IL A new survey of seniors enrolled in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims that the majority of applicants find the process overly complicated and confusing, prompting fears that the federally funded organization is taking advantage of the elderly in a manner reminiscent of the LINA insurance controversy. SSDI claimants re...
  • Philip Morris to Pay $300 Million in Tobacco Lawsuit
    New York, NY : A 61-year old Florida resident has won her lawsuit against the tobacco giant Philip Morris, and been awarded a $300 million settlement. Philip Morris has stated it will appeal the decision, but if the verdict holds, the settlement will be the largest award of damages for an individual lawsuit against a tobacco company in the US. Lucinda...
  • Massachusetts Contractor Violates Massachusetts Labor Laws
    Nov-20-09 Boston, MA The failure of a Dorchester-based contractor to pay prevailing and overtime wages according to the provisions of Massachusetts Labor Law has cost Nealco Environmental Services, Inc. thousands of dollars in fines and other restitutions. According to the tenets of the Prevailing Wage Laws, which are part of Massachusetts Employment Law, all...
  • Chinese Drywall Homeowner Applied for a Forbearance Agreement
    Nov-20-09 Middleburg, FL Sherolyn, a paralegal, had to move out of her new home because it was built with Chinese drywall , and now she is asking her mortgage company for a forbearance agreement. "State officials are encouraging mortgage companies to grant this agreement to homeowners with this toxic drywall," she says. If Sherolyn doesn't get this agreement,...
  • Mobile Content Class Action Settlement Reached With m-Qube
    Chicago, Ill: A global settlement agreement was reached promising to conclude numerous separate class action lawsuits filed throughout the country involving claims that unauthorized charges for "mobile content" were placed on consumers' cell phone bills. The settlement, which was preliminarily approved by the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illino...
  • Buffalo Boilermaker Gets $3 Million Mesothelioma Settlement
    Buffalo, NY : A settlement of more than $3 million dollars has been awarded to a local union boilermaker for injuries resulting from exposure to asbestos on the job. Earl W. Tredinnick, III, 61, of Elma, New York, who worked as a Local 7 Union Boilermaker between 1967 and 2002 developed mesothelioma in the fall of 2008, and brought suit against variou...
  • BJ's Wholesale Club Reaches Tentative $9 Million Settlement in Overtime Class Action
    New York, NY : A $9.3 million settlement of an overtime pay class action lawsuit against BJ's Wholesale Club Inc has been reached. The settlement, which is subject to Court approval, is intended to resolve claims that BJ's misclassified certain Mid Manager employees as exempt from receiving overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Pla...
  • 18-Wheeler Accident Case Settled for $600,000
    The victim of an 18-wheeler accident who sustained severe back injuries requiring surgery, has been awarded a $600,000 settlement, ending his lawsuit. During the court case it was revealed that the company that owned the 18-wheeler truck had destroyed key documents related to the crash, which exponentially increased the value of the case. This case was...
  • Austin Car Accident Victim Awarded $470,000
    Austin, TX A teenager who sustained injuries in a car accident has been awarded $470,000 as settlement of his lawsuit. The boy was a passenger in a car driven by a man who had been drinking alcohol and who was speeding. The car crashed into a barricade, resulting in the teenager suffering serious injuries. Legal Help If you have a similar p...
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