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  October 25, 2016


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$8 Million Settlement Soon to be Reached in Fantasy Sports Suit
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An $8 to $12 million settlement may soon be reached between New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and popular online fantasy sports sites, FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. The companies, which were valued at over $1 billion each in 2015, came under investigation from Schneiderman for false advertising, consumer fraud and insider trading in October 2015 after an employee of DraftKings won $350,000 on FanDuel based on National Football League information not released to the public.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 10/25/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Multiple Airbag Injury Lawsuits Filed by North Carolina Residents
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Two airbag injury lawsuits have been filed in the state of North Carolina. One state resident alleges in his lawsuit that the airbag in his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado deployed without a collision initially taking place. The incident, he says, resulted in several broken bones in his face. Another lawsuit was filed by a woman who alleges to have suffered severe brain damage and other catastrophic injuries, including the loss of an eye, as a result of a defective airbag. The two lawsuits seek more than $500 million in compensation and in excess of $1 billion in punitive damages.
Gordon Gibb, Lawyers and Settlements 10/24/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Tennessee County Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit with 62-Year-Old Woman
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Hamilton County, Tennessee has settled an excessive force lawsuit filed by a 62-year-old woman. The plaintiff alleged in the lawsuit, filed in Circuit Court in February, that she suffered a broken wrist after she was shot with a stun gun by a deputy inside the county jail. The county has agreed to pay the woman $40,000 to end the excessive force lawsuit. The plaintiff was jailed after stealing about $550 worth of merchandise from a local JCPenney store.
Zack Peterson, Times Free Press 10/21/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Young Gymnast's Settlement of Brain Injury Lawsuit Delayed Over Attorney's Fees Dispute
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The settlement of a young Texas gymnast's brain injury lawsuit has been delayed due to disputes over attorney's fees. According to reports, the claims and counterclaims of fraud, breach of contract and case poaching have delayed the lawsuit settlement on behalf of the young gymnast, who suffered permanent brain injuries during a tumbling accident back in 2014. There have been at least three hearings in recent months in which the settlement has not been approved due to the dispute.
Tommy Witherspoon, Waco Tribune Herald 10/22/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Soylent Bars Recalled in Canada, US After Reports of Illness
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Soylent meal replacement bars have been recalled in Canada and the United States after reports of illness. Soylent has stated that a number of consumers have "experienced gastrointestinal issues" after eating the bars. The company reports that it is investigating the cause of illness and that its other products do not appear to have been affected. The meal replacement bars consist of carbohydrates, protein, fats and vitamins, including rice protein, oats, flour and soy.
Staff Report, CBC News 10/21/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

Driver Who Crashed Into Massachusetts Restaurant Named in Wrongful Death Suit
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the driver who crashed into a Newton, Massachusetts diner, killing two patrons and injuring seven others. The lawsuit was filed in Middlesex Superior Court last week by the widow of one man who was killed while he ate at the Sweet Tomatoes Pizza restaurant on March 1. The 55-year-old driver crossed over traffic, hitting several cars, before he crashed into the front of the restaurant. The driver has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of motor vehicle homicide and operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger.
Travis Andersen, Boston Globe 10/25/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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California Hospital Sued After Women’s Death from Bedsores
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A California hospital has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of one of its patients. The lawsuit alleges that the Country Care Convalescent Hospital in Atascadero was severely understaffed, causing one female patient to develop bedsores, which eventually led to her death. The lawsuit was filed by attorneys for the former patient and contends that she died of mental and physical complications related to the bedsores she developed at the facility. The complaint was filed in San Luis Obispo Superior Court against the facility and its owner, Pacific Christian Care Services and seeks unspecified damages and legal fees for alleged dependent adult abuse, negligent hiring and supervision.
Matt Fountain, San Luis Obispo Tribune 10/24/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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