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  May 14, 2021

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Class Action

 
Car Battery Warranty Spurs Class Claims Against Costco
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On May 7, 2021, class claims were filed in federal court in the Southern District of Florida against superstore Costco Wholesale Corporation, alleging that the retail giant intentionally misled consumers as to the details of its Interstate Battery Warranty. In the complaint, named plaintiff John Skandrel describes how for several years, Costco has advertised its 36- or 42-month "Free Replacement" warranty with the purchase of each Interstate-branded car battery sold at Costco retail stores.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 05/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Critics Accuse NFL of 'Systemic Racism' in Handling Brain Injury Payouts
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The NFL is accused of "systemic racism" in the way it handled payouts to Black former players' over their brain injuries. Critics claim that the organization treats ex-players differently based on their race, specifically as it relates to payouts for brain injuries. According to critics, the organization uses race-based criteria for neuropsychologists to assess dementia-related claims.
John Kruzel, The Hill 05/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Couple Hit by Snowplow in Santa Fe Files Suit Against PNM
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Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) is facing a lawsuit filed by a couple who were struck by a snowplow at an intersection in Santa Fe. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in District Court alleges the city failed to keep the intersection lit properly. "PNM had a responsibility to keep the lights of Santa Fe on and to fix lights when they were told lights were out," stated the couple's attorney. The lawsuit alleges the couple suffered severe injuries when they were struck by the snowplow in 2019.
Daniel J. Chacón, Santa Fe New Mexican 05/12/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Malpractice

 
Teen Found Dead in Atlanta Jail After Complaining of Chest Pains
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A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed in the death of a teen in an Atlanta jail. The 18-year-old was found dead in his cell in the Fulton County Jail on May 4, 2019, after he had complained of chest pain for weeks. The lawsuit filed by his parents alleges that the boy would still be alive if medical staff had taken his complaints seriously. Named as defendants in the complaint are NaphCare, which provides medical care at the jail, as well as several doctors and nurses.
Shaddi Abusaid, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 05/13/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Bottled Water Brand Accused of Causing Liver Illness Outbreak and Hospitalizations
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A lawsuit links a Nevada woman's death by liver illness to a local bottled water company. According to the lawsuit filed against Las Vegas-based Real Water on Wednesday, the bottled water brand caused an outbreak of liver illness. At least 45 people who were hospitalized after drinking a "bad batch" of the water have filed complaints. The recent lawsuit names 11 plaintiffs, including the family of a baby who was hospitalized after drinking the water.
David Ferrara, Las Vegas Review Journal 05/12/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit Says New Jersey Bartenders Overserved Driver Before Fatal Crash
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A lawsuit alleges that New Jersey bartenders continued to serve alcohol to a man who was intoxicated, resulting in the deaths of three people in a crash. Employees of three bars in Morristown are accused in the wrongful death suit of over-serving the driver who caused the crash. The lawsuit was filed by the family of one individual killed in the crash. Named as defendants are bartenders at Iron Bar, Revolution Social Brew House, and Horseshoe Tavern.
Anthony G. Attrino, NJ.com 05/13/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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NJ Transit Settles Lawsuits Over Fatal Hoboken Train Crash
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NJ Transit has settled lawsuits over a fatal train crash that took place in 2016 which killed one person and injured 108 others. The lawsuits were filed by the estate of a woman who was killed in the crash, as well as three other passengers who were injured. The exact amounts of the settlements have not been disclosed, but the approved settlements stated that each claim was "in excess of $500,000."
Larry Higgs, NJ.com 05/13/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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