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Monsanto to Pay $289M to Terminally-Ill Groundskeeper
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A California jury has awarded $289 million to a terminally-ill man in his lawsuit against Monsanto. The lawsuit alleged that the pesticide company's weed killer Roundup caused the plaintiff to become sick. The man worked as a groundskeeper at a school, during which time he was exposed to the chemicals. According to the plaintiff, on multiple occasions, he became drenched in the weed killer. The jury determined that Monsanto is responsible for the plaintiff's terminal illness.
Dan Charles, National Public Radio 08/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Liquid Nitrogen-Infused Treat Caused Man Intense Pain, Lawsuit Says
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A South Carolina man is filing suit against Haywood Mall alleging he suffered injury when he consumed a treat purchased at the shopping mall. According to the plaintiff, his mouth was injured when he tried a popular treat called Dragon Breath which is made from liquid nitrogen-infused cereal. Immediately after consuming the treat, the plaintiff experienced "sudden and intense pain" and discovered his mouth was "filled with blood," the lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit was filed in Greenville County on June 5.
Daniel J. Gross, Greenville News 08/14/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Tinder Co-Founders, Execs Allege They Were Denied Billions
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A $2 billion lawsuit has been filed by the co-founders and seven current and former executives of the dating app Tinder alleging they were cheated out of billions. The lawsuit alleges the app's parent companies undermined the app's valuation to deny the plaintiffs billions of dollars' worth of stock options. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in New York state court and seeks a minimum of $2 billion in damages from IAC/InterActiveCorp and its subsidiary Match Group Inc.
David Pierson, LA Times 08/14/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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EEOC Files Suit On Against Colorado Senior Care Facility
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against a senior care provider in Colorado. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of employees who say they were subjected to unwanted touching and derogatory sexual remarks at the facility. According to the complaint, JoyVida LLC, which does business as Amada Senior Care, failed to investigate the employees' claims of sexual harassment by a client's son. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and alleges violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Jessica Seaman, Denver Post 08/09/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Discrimination Suit Filed by Transgender Student Against Florida County is Settled
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Volusia County, Florida, has reached a settlement in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a transgender student. The lawsuit was filed after the school board refused to allow the transgender student to use the boys restrooms or locker room. The lawsuit accused the school board of violating Title IX, which prohibits excluding someone or discriminating against them based on sex. The settlement states the district will “treat the student as male for all purposes including the use of communal boys restrooms and locker rooms” now that the student’s birth certificate reflects that he is male.
Cassidy Alexander, Daytona Beach News Journal 08/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Citgo Facing Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by EEOC
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Citgo Petroleum Corporation is facing a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit alleges that Citgo violated federal law when it withdrew a job offer from an applicant after discovering he had permanent vision loss in one eye. The plaintiff had received a job offer, but it was rescinded after he revealed in a medical exam that he only had vision in one eye. The lawsuit alleges that Citgo's actions violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination based on an actual or perceived disability.
Staff Report, The National Law Review 08/13/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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