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Dish Network to pay $1.25M in discrimination case

Dish Network has agreed to pay $1.25 million to compensate job seekers who alleged a discriminatory online application process denied them the opportunity to work at the Douglas County satellite television provider, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced. Dish Network … Continue reading

Prison guards win in $125M Missouri overtime case

A state appeals court sided with thousands of Missouri prison guards in a case that will cost taxpayers an estimated $125 million. In a decision by the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, a panel of judges denied each of … Continue reading

140 ransomware attacks on local governments, police and hospitals

Just this year alone, 140 attacks targeting public state and local governments and health care providers have been reported, according to a tally by the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, which has tracked attacks on local governments since 2013 and the … 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