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Lawsuit Against Dept. of Education Seeks Protection for LGBTQ Students
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A woman in Colorado has joined a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education seeking protection for LGBTQ individuals. The 21-year-old says she was subjected to conversion therapy while a student at Colorado Christian University. The lawsuit filed by 33 plaintiffs with similar experiences, seeks protections for students of taxpayer-funded, religiously affiliated educational institutions.
Elizabeth Hernandez, Denver Post 04/06/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Black Former Dean of Students Sues School District in Discrimination Case
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A Black former administrator from California has filed a lawsuit against Bonita Unified School District alleging racism and discrimination. The former dean of students at San Dimas High School alleges she was forced to leave her job last year after she advocated for Black students. Among the lawsuit's claims are wrongful constructive termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Staff Report, MyNewsLA.com 04/11/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Black Diamond Recalls Avalanche Transceivers, One Death Reported
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Black Diamond has issued a recall on PIEPS DSP Pro, DSP Pro Ice, and DSP Sport Avalanche Transceivers due to a risk of loss of emergency communications. According to the recall, a defect in the transceivers can prevent them from transmitting a signal, making it difficult to locate a skier in an avalanche. There have been 65 reports of malfunctions, including one death and one skier injury. The recall includes about 66,100 transceivers, which were sold at Liberty Mountain, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide, and online at www.backcountry.com.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 04/12/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Estate of Korean War Vet Who Died During VA Outbreak Files Suit
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the estate of a Korean War veteran who died during a coronavirus outbreak at a VA facility in Illinois. The lawsuit, which seeks $2 million, was filed against the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs by the estate of the man who died in connection with the virus outbreak at the LaSalle faciity. The lawsuit was filed April 5 in the Illinois Court of Claims and alleges the facility did not take the well-known precautions to protect residents from COVID-19. Thirty-six people died in the outbreak.
Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune 04/13/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Death of Tennessee Police Officer
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A wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a police officer from Brentwood, Tennessee, has reached a settlement. The officer was killed in a crash involving a woman who was driving while intoxicated. The lawsuit was filed against Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor, the Franklin bar that served the woman alcohol shortly before the fatal crash. The other driver has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication. The terms of the settlement have not been released.
Brinley Hineman, Tennessean 04/09/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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55 Defendants to Remain in Lawsuit Over Death of 21-Year-Old Inmate
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Defendants who were previously released from a case over the death of a Pennsylvania inmate in 2019 will again face the lawsuit. An amended lawsuit was filed against 55 defendants over the death of an inmate at Dauphin County Prison. The 21-year-old died after falling unconscious in the prison. The lawsuit, filed by the man's parents in U.S. Middle District Court, alleges his death was caused by "intentional, malicious and/or grossly negligent conduct."
John Beauge, PennLive.com 04/10/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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