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Thousand of Children Added to Class in Deportation Lawsuit
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Thousands of children have been added to a class action lawsuit seeking legal counsel for children facing deportation. The lawsuit was filed by immigration-rights advocates who say that children facing deportation by the US government have a right to attorneys. The lawsuit was filed in 2014, and on Friday U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly certified a class in the lawsuit. The class will include "all children under the age of 18 residing in the 9th Judicial Circuit who are facing so-called 'removal proceedings' after June 24."
Mike Carter, Seattle Times 06/27/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Repeated 'Ding Dong Ditch' Game by Teen Results in $50,000 Lawsuit
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A $50,000 lawsuit has been filed by a man who alleges he suffered emotional and financial problems following repeated "ding dong ditch" incidents. The man from Illinois filed suit against the family of his 14-year-old teenage neighbor who repeatedly rang his doorbell and ran away. The lawsuit contends that the plaintiff began to suffer health and financial problems after the teenager repeatedly rang his doorbell. According to the complaint, the plaintiff "suffered severe emotional distress, severe anxiety, sleeplessness, extreme and rapid weight loss, and required treatment medication in order to function in his daily living."
Jason Silverstein, New York Daily News 06/27/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Family Files Lawsuit Over California Teen's Hit-And-Run Death
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The family of a California teen who was killed in a hit-and-run collision has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ventura, the county, and a man who was identified as hitting the boy. The attorney for the family says the teen "was a 14-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a large tow truck while riding his bicycle." He also stated outside Ventura City Hall that the boy was left "in the middle of the road to die" after he was hit by the tow truck earlier this year. The driver of the truck identified himself to authorities a day after the incident after discovering that the incident had been recorded.
John Scheibe, Ventura County Star 06/22/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
3M Recalls Hard Hats due to Shock Hazard
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A recall has been issued on 3M hard hats due to a shock hazard. As stated in the recall, the "hard hats sold online were marketed to protect against electric shock, but they do not provide this protection, posing a shock hazard to consumers." Included in the recall are 7,500 3M vented hard hats sold under the 3M, 3M Tekk Protection, and AOSafety brands. The hard hats were sold online at Alliedelec.com, Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com from January 2008 through April 2016. There have not yet been any incidents or injuries reported.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 06/23/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Malpractice

 
Lawsuit: Woman Died After Doctor Used Unapproved Bone Cement in Spinal Surgery
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A malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a doctor who used unapproved bone cement in the spinal surgery of a Washington state woman. She died on the operating table after the surgeon used the bone cement which had not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The lawsuit contends that the doctor and the bone cement company Synthes conspired to commit a criminal act by using the unapproved cement, leading to the woman's death.
Staff Report, KIRO TV 06/27/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Pennsylvania Widower Files Suit Over Wife's Death in Fire
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A lawsuit has been filed over the death of a woman in a home fire in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. The lawsuit was filed on Monday by the husband of the woman against three municipalities, the home’s owner and the rental agency that rented her home. The lawsuit filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court alleges negligence and wrongful death. According to the lawsuit, the defendants failed to respond to the fire in a timely manner and failed to inspect the premises.
Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06/28/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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