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October 29, 2019

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April 24, 2019

Age discrimination is a real thing. Have you been affected?

A 52 year old production foreman with over 20 years of industry experience was pushed out of his job, according to an age discrimination suit filed by the EEOC, because of his age by a young superintendent. Th...

April 24, 2019

A 12 year old girl committed suicide because a middle school classmate was regularly bullying her about her weight, according to the girl's mother. The mother, Maranda Riboli, has now filed a $12 million lawsuit against the school district, her daughter's teacher, and...

April 22, 2019

A jury has awarded $24.5 million to the family of Lilia Torres, who died after giving birth to her child. Torres, who lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her husband, Rodolfo Vargas Chavez, and their three children, was 34 years of age when she died after delivering...

April 22, 2019

Have you been harassed at work?

A jury has awarded a female firefighter $3.8 million after she claims she faced discrimination and retaliation when she asked for a designated area to pump breast milk.

Tucson, Arizona firefighter Carrie Clark, waged a 5 year legal battle...

April 16, 2019

A jury awarded $12.25 million Friday to a man who underwent debilitating prostate cancer surgery when in fact, he didn't have cancer at all. How could such a mistake have been made? The jury agreed that a pathologist mixed up slides two patients and the resulting surge...

April 16, 2019

A lawsuit has been filed against the makers of iced tea brand, Arizona Tea, in federal court. The suit alleges that the company purposefully misled consumers as to the true ingredients of its Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey. In the complaint, the class claim plaintiff...

April 8, 2019

A 4 year old boy will be required to see an orthopedic specialist every six months until he’s 18 and never allowed to play sports, after he sustained injuries at a trampoline park in Fort Worth, Texas. That's according to a lawsuit filed in Tarrant County District Cour...

April 8, 2019

When is a bag of 'potato skins' worth $5 million? When it turns out they may not be potato skins after all.

A New York woman is suing TGI Fridays, claiming their potato skin snacks, sold in vending machines and grocery stores across the nation, aren't really potato skin...

April 8, 2019

After the reported deaths of 10 infants, the US Consumers Product Safety Commission and FIsher-Price have jointly issued a warning about the Rock ’n Play sleeper. The deaths, since 2015, apparently occurred after the infants rolled over while in the seat.

The company ad...

April 2, 2019

Why Should You Hire a Lawyer if injured in an auto accident?

An accident attorney, especially if a personal injury attorney, can give you legal advice and obviously helps your legal profile when going against big auto insurance companies and their group of lawyers. You...

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