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  April 17, 2014

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Widower Files Lawsuit Over Wife's Death
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The husband of a Maine teacher who was killed when her van was struck by another driver has filed a lawsuit accusing the other driver of negligence. The lawsuit alleges that the other driver was driving too fast for the poor winter conditions, was not following traffic rules, didn't "heed the presence" of the teacher's van and "failed generally to adhere to appropriate standards of care." The lawsuit seeks compensation for emotional distress, the loss of companionship, and money for expenses such as funeral costs, child care cost increases and the loss of his wife's future earnings, but an exact amount has not been determined.
Kaitlin Schroeder, Morning Sentinel 04/15/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit Targets Texas Nursing Home for Negligence
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A lawsuit alleging negligence has been filed against a nursing home in San Antonio, Texas. The lawsuit contends that the facility failed to provide adequate health care for three residents who stayed at the facility during 2011. One of the elderly residents was left without assistance for 14 hours after he was injured in a fall. According to the lawsuit, staffing issues have caused most of the negligence problems.
Paul Venema, KSAT.com 04/15/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Class-Action Suit Alleges Health Care Personnel Owed $9M
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A class-action lawsuit that alleges fraud and breach of contract has been filed against a company that "provides doctors and other medical personnel for Kentucky hospitals and their emergency departments." The lawsuit alleges that emergency room employees were "paid less money than they earned and were entitled to as wages and ... have had other amounts wrongfully withheld from their pay." According to the lawsuit, the company misused about $9 million over a nine year period that was actually owed to its employees.
Karla Ward, Lexington Herald-Leader 04/15/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit Filed Against Former Church Leader for Affair
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A lawsuit has been filed against a former church leader from San Antonio by a woman who alleges he forced her into an affair while she was a nanny for his family. The affair began when the plaintiff was 21 years old and worked for the defendant's family. According to the filing, the home-schooling activist and former church leader "promised to marry [the plaintiff] and leveraged his status as her mentor and religious leader to continue the liaison for years after she stopped working for his family in 2008." The former church leader stepped down from his position last fall when he publicly acknowledged the inappropriate relationship.
Abe Levy, Houston Chronicle 04/15/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Oregon School District Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
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An Oregon school district has settled a lawsuit filed by five men who alleged they were sexually abused by a teacher decades earlier. The lawsuit accused a former teacher of fondling the five men when they were students at the school. Each of the plaintiffs, who were around 10 years old when the abuse occurred, will receive $40,000 in the settlement.
Michael Bamesberger, The Oregonian 04/15/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall
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General Motors has announced another defect in connection with their latest ignition switch recall. The newest addition "highlights the fact that ignition switches in the recalled cars can turn off due to the force caused by a collision, leading to air-bag non-deployment." The total number of vehicles associated with the recall is currently at 2.6 million.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 04/14/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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