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A Former Washington Health Officer Files a $1.4 Million Claim for Wrongful Termination

The former Spokane County health officer who believes he was fired last year due to unpopular decisions he made to try to contain COVID-19 has filed a claim with the health district, which could lead to a lawsuit. The Spokesman-Review reports Dr. … Continue reading

Tennessee-Based Community Health Systems Faces a Lawsuit Over a 2020 Bankruptcy Filing

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, which operates 83 hospitals in 16 states, saw revenues decline in the third quarter of this year but ended the period with higher net income. The hospital operator released its third-quarter earnings two days after … Continue reading

A Judge Puts a Temporary Block on a Texas School District’s Gender-Based Hair Policy

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Texas school district’s enforcement of a grooming policy that prohibits boys from having long hair. Chief U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal’s ruling on Monday came days after seven students, ages 7 to 17, … Continue reading

A Former Hospital Executive Wins a $10 Million Discrimination Suit

A former top executive in a North Carolina-based health care system who claimed in a lawsuit that he lost his job because he is a white male was awarded $10 million by a federal jury on Tuesday. In his 2019 … Continue reading

A Transgender Woman Is Suing a Senior Living Community for Discrimination

A senior living community in Maine is facing what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind discrimination claim for denying a room to a 78-year-old woman because she is transgender. GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders filed a complaint Oct. 14 on the woman’s … Continue reading

A Chicago Metal Scrapper Faces Allegations of Emissions Violations

A Chicago metal scrapper is being sued by the state of Illinois for allegedly violating state pollution codes with its emissions in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood. The lawsuit announced Friday by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul contends that Sims Metal … Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Uses a Controversial Bankruptcy Maneuver to Block Thousands of Lawsuits Over Its Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson is drawing criticism after using a controversial bankruptcy maneuver to block roughly 38,000 lawsuits linked to claims that its talc baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos. The health products giant used a quirk of Texas state … Continue reading

Facebook Settles a U.S. Worker Discrimination Lawsuit for $14 Million

Facebook has agreed to pay up to $14 million to settle a US government lawsuit accusing the tech giant of favoring immigrant applicants for thousands of high-paying jobs, authorities announced Tuesday. US prosecutors alleged Facebook “channeled” jobs to visa holders … Continue reading

Multiple Virginia Lawsuits Accuse 29 Companies of Discriminating Against Renters

Virginia’s attorney general’s office has filed lawsuits against more than two dozen real estate companies accused of discriminating against renters protected under a recent change to state law. Attorney General Mark Herring’s Office of Civil Rights filed 13 lawsuits Monday … Continue reading

Canon Faces a Class Action Lawsuit Over Deceptive Marketing Practices

Canon USA is currently facing a class-action lawsuit after plaintiff David Leacraft discovered the deceptive marketing practices of the printer maker. According to the complainant, the Pixma MG6230 printer would disable the scanning and faxing functions if the printer ran … Continue reading