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CVS to Pay $2.4M in False Advertising Lawsuit
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CVS Pharmacy has been ordered to pay $2.4 million, bringing an end to a lawsuit which alleged misleading advertising. The lawsuit was filed by the district attorneys of Ventura, Riverside and Los Angeles counties in California and accused the pharmacy of charging more money for items than was advertised. The lawsuit further alleges that CVS violated federal law by refusing to give cash back for gift cards with a remaining balance under $10. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered the pharmacy to pay the $2.4 million, forcing them to settle the lawsuit.
Staff Report, Ventura County Star 05/21/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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NFL Pushes Painkillers on Players, Lawsuit Says
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According to a lawsuit filed by a group of NFL players, all 32 teams across the league encouraged players to take painkillers in an effort to keep them on the field despite injuries. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Baltimore and alleges that players' health was disregarded by team doctors, trainers and medical personnel, who pushed the pain killers on the players. The lawsuit also accuses the defendants of hiding the seriousness of players' injuries and prescribing drugs to keep them playing.
Austin Knoblauch, LA Times 05/21/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Transgender People File Suit Over Michigan Driver's License Policies
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A group of transgender people in the state of Michigan have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Ruth Johnson over the state's refusal to change the gender recorded on driver's licenses. According to a state policy on the issue, it is "impossible or unduly burdensome" for state officials to change the gender on transgender people's driver's licenses. The lawsuit was filed with the American Civil Liberties Union and alleges violations of the rights to privacy, speech, equal protection, interstate travel and "the right to independence in making important medical decisions." Current policy says that transgender people must amend their birth certificates before they can alter the gender listed on their license, which is not possible in some states.
Khalil AlHajal, MLive 05/21/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Texas Police Face Excessive Force Lawsuit by Elderly Man
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The police department of Georgetown, Texas is facing a lawsuit alleging excessive force against an 81-year-old man. The lawsuit accuses the police department of using excessive force on the plaintiff, leading to his broken hip, and failing to provide him with medical attention. The incident took place when SWAT officers arrived at the home of the plaintiff to search for his nephew, who had a warrant out for his arrest. During the encounter, police handcuffed the plaintiff and slammed him to the ground, causing him serious injury. The man was discovered by his family a day later lying in his own waste, because he was injured and could not reach the bathroom.
Tony Plohetski, KVUE-TV 05/21/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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First Lawsuit Filed Over Deadly Biker Gang Shooting in Waco, Texas
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The first lawsuit has been filed in connection with a deadly shooting that took place at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on Sunday. The lawsuit, filed by a nearby Mexican restaurant, alleges damage to its property during and after the shooting. The shooting happened when rival biker gangs met at the Twin Peaks location, leaving nine dead and 18 wounded. The lawsuit filed by Don Carlos Mexican restaurant seeks $1 million in damages for property damage and lost income when the restaurant had to close for three days following the shooting.
Regina Dennis, Waco Tribune Herald 05/21/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Softball Player Sues University Over Hazing Rituals
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A former softball player for St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was subjected to hazing and harassment by her former teammates. According to the lawsuit filed this week, upperclassmen on the team forced younger players to drink alcohol and simulate sex acts as a part of hazing. Earlier this month, the school suspended play for the softball team for the rest of the season amidst allegations of hazing and bullying. According to the lawsuit, the softball coach, who is also named in the lawsuit, was aware of the hazing and failed to stop it.
Susan Snyder, Philly.Com 05/21/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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