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Class Action

 
Court to Decide if University of Michigan Needs Intervention on Title IX Policies
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The U.S. Federal Court in Detroit is set to decide whether the University of Michigan needs outside intervention to alter its policies around sexual misconduct. A class action lawsuit was filed in May by a student who alleges that sexual violence on campus is more likely if there is no outside intervention on the university's Title IX policies. The university has filed a motion for dismissal stating that the plaintiff doesn't have a legal basis to file the lawsuit, even if she was sexually assaulted on campus.
Samuel Dodge, MLive 07/28/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Lawsuit: Mother Waited Weeks for Stillborn Baby's Death Certificate
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A lawsuit has been filed against a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, over the handling of a stillborn baby's death certificate. The mother of the child filed suit against Baptist Medical Center of Jacksonville after she waited almost three weeks for her child's death certificate to be signed so that his remains could be cremated. The child was stillborn at 34 weeks while his mother was being treated for a health issue at the hospital.
Haley Harrison, First Coast News 07/27/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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ACLU Seeks to Block Nevada's First Execution in 15 Years
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The state of Nevada is facing a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union over the planned execution of Zane Michael Floyd. The lawsuit, filed on Friday, seeks to halt the execution and cites a lack of transparency of the execution process. According to the complaint, the state would be in violation of the First Amendment by barring witnesses to view the execution, which would be the state's first execution in 15 years.
Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek 07/28/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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San Diego to Pay $1.5M to Pedestrian Injured in 2017 Crash
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The city of San Diego will pay $1.5 million to a pedestrian who suffered head injuries during a crash in 2017. The 64-year-old man was injured when he was struck by a car at an intersection he alleged was highly dangerous. The lawsuit described the La Jolla intersection as a "concealed trap" and cited the "illusion and perception of safety." The man's wife is listed as a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit and will share the settlement paid by the city.
David Garrick, San Diego Union Tribune 07/27/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Monsanto to Pay Millions to People Exposed to Chemicals in Washington School
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Monsanto will pay millions of dollars to three plaintiffs from Washington who suffered "significant brain injuries" after being exposed to chemicals at Sky Valley Education Center within the Monroe School District. The three plaintiffs were awarded $18 million, $17 million, and $15 million respectively in actual damages, and $45 million each in punitive damages. An additional fourth person, the spouse of one of the other plaintiffs, will receive $150,000 for loss of consortium.
Kipp Robertson, KING 5 Television 07/27/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Remington Offers $33M Settlement in Sandy Hook Case
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Gunmaker Remington has offered to pay $33 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. The lawsuit was filed by the families of nine of the shooting victims. Per the settlement, each family would receive over $3.5 million. However, the settlement offer is less than the $225 million wrongful death claims and additional punitive claims sought by the plaintiffs.
Staff Report, BBC News 07/28/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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