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49ers, Santa Clara settle suit over disability access for $24M

The 49ers and Santa Clara have agreed to pay $24 million and make Levi’s Stadium and its parking lot more accessible to people with disabilities in a proposed settlement with fans in wheelchairs, who said they encountered barriers in buying … Continue reading

Jury Awards Calif Woman Injured in 2017 Crash $6.1M

A former Canyon Country, California, woman seriously injured in a traffic collision two years ago has been awarded a court settlement of $6.126 million. Chung Wu Hsu, 62, who has since moved from Canyon Country, suffered severe and traumatic injuries … Continue reading

Illinois workers can now sue employers for jobsite injuries

A new Senate Bill recently signed into Illinois law creates changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act that allow workers to bring civil lawsuits against Illinois employers in occupational injury and disease cases. Illinois employers have relied on the fact that the … Continue reading

$5M Verdict for Estate of Woman Shot Outside Nightclub

The surviving daughter of a woman who was shot outside of a Fort Pierce nightclub in March 2015 recovered a $5 million verdict for her mother. Attorneys Michael Haggard and Christopher Marlowe with the Haggard Law Firm represented Teaira Nicole … Continue reading

Entertainment Benefits Group Settles Two EEOC Lawsuits for $925,000

The Miami-based travel and entertainment company Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) has settled sexual harassment and disability lawsuits for $925,000 and injunctive relief with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). EBG failed to provide accommodations to employees with disabilities and … Continue reading

Supreme Court should affirm employment rights of LGBTQ

The Supreme Court should hold that the federal statute which prohibits employment discrimination “because of sex” prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and against transgender individuals. When the Supreme Court returns from its summer recess, among the first cases it … Continue reading

Deputy Sheriff Owes Ohio $235K for Workers’ Comp Fraud

A Zanesville man and former county deputy sheriff must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $235,000 in restitution following his felony conviction for workers’ compensation fraud Monday in a Franklin County courtroom. A judge ordered Gregory A. Fitzer, … Continue reading

YouTube Smacked With $170M Bill for Child-Targeted Ads

Google on Wednesday agreed to pay a record $170 million fine and to make changes to protect children’s privacy on YouTube, as regulators said the video site had knowingly and illegally harvested personal information from children and used it to … Continue reading

Purdue Pharma prepares ‘free-fall’ bankruptcy as settlement talks stall

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection before the end of the month if it does not reach a settlement with U.S. communities over widespread opioid litigation, after some states balked at the company’s $10 billion … Continue reading

Immigration Attorneys Are Telling Their Clients ‘Brace Yourselves’

Immigration lawyers are dealing with a lot right now: large caseloads, court challenges, regulations in dispute. One of the most significant things in flux is the Flores settlement agreement, the 1997 consent decree that has governed the conditions under which … Continue reading