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New York Railroad Worker Alleges He Was Fired After Injury
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A former employee of New York's Metro-North has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was fired from his job after he was injured. According to the lawsuit, in December 2013, the plaintiff's request for intermittent leave was approved by his employer. However, he was fired six months later and his union failed to take up the case for three years, the plaintiff alleges. The lawsuit seeks back pay and benefits, an award for economic loss, attorneys fees and interest.
Matt Coyne, LoHud.com 07/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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New Jersey Corrections Officers Allege Sexual Harassment
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Three corrections officers from New Jersey have filed a lawsuit alleging that they endured years of sexual harassment, retaliation for complaints and a hostile work environment. The women have cited about 30 violations of federal and state law by Department of Correction workers in their complaint. The lawsuit names as defendants Ocean County Department of Corrections and several others.
Taylor Tiamoyo Harris, NJ.com 07/11/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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San Diego’s Assistant Sheriff Accused in Second Lawsuit of Sexual Misconduct
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San Diego County, California, is facing a lawsuit alleging it failed to properly investigate claims of misconduct in its sheriff’s department. The plaintiff, a longtime secretary, alleges that months went by after she reported harassment by Assistant Sheriff Richard Miller without any action from the department. “Despite being faced with multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Assistant Sheriff Richard Miller, the department repeatedly ignored the assistant sheriff’s bad character and failed to take any action against him based on personal favoritism,” the lawsuit states. Miller and the county were named in an earlier lawsuit filed in March also alleging sexual harassment.
Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union Tribune 07/09/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Water Pik Toothbrushes Recalled For Issue With Charging Base
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Water Pik, Inc. has issued a recall on Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrushes due to a potential health risk posed to users. As stated in the recall, "the charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns." The company has received one report of an incident in which the charging base malfunctioned. No other Water Pik brand flossers and toothbrushes have been affected by the recall.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 07/13/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Death of Elderly Woman at Illinois Facility Subject of Lawsuit
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A lawsuit has been filed over the death of an elderly woman at a Illinois living facility in 2016. According to the lawsuit, the woman fell while trying to reach something and suffered a head injury. The lawsuit alleges the facility was negligent in failing to come up with a plan to prevent the woman from falling. Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Generations at Rock Island, Trinity Rock Island, Medical Arts Associates and several doctors.
Anthony Watt, Quad-City Times 07/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Veterans Say New Jersey Housing Agency Discriminated Against Them
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A group of veterans has filed a lawsuit alleging that they were discriminated against by a New Jersey housing agency. The lawsuit was filed by Independence: A Family of Services Inc. and alleges that Newark and the Central Planning Board discriminated against the veterans by denying their application for a project to house homeless veterans. The lawsuit alleges the veterans are protected under the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
Barry Carter, NJ.com 07/16/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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