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Two Executives Sue McDonald’s for Alleged Racial Discrimination

Two African American executives filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s alleging they were passed over for promotions, subjected to a hostile work environment and ultimately demoted due to “pervasive” racial discrimination at the Chicago-based fast food giant. In the lawsuit, filed … Continue reading

Got Bankruptcy? Borden Dairy Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Borden Dairy, the more than 150-year-old company that first began delivering milk in bottles and built one of the nation’s most recognized brands, has filed for bankruptcy.  The Chapter 11 filing is a major development for the company, which comes … Continue reading

Brockton, MA, reaches $4.7M settlement over discrimination claims

Two years after a jury sided in favor of the plaintiff, the city of Brockton is paying out a $4.7 million settlement in connection to the lawsuit won by Russell Lopes, a former applicant for a job at the Department … Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Recall Failures Lead to $20MSettlement

Mercedes-Benz recall failures have cost the automaker $20 million to settle federal allegations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the government, Mercedes signed the settlement agreement admitting mistakes were made during the recalls of 1.4 million vehicles.  … Continue reading

Goodwill to Help People Overcome Employment Challenges

Reflecting on the work of Goodwill Industries of Tenneva Area, Inc., during 2019, Director of Corporate Communications Diana Meredith and Director of Human Capital Matt DeLozier share that creating messaging that accurately defines the concept of who they are and … Continue reading

Bankruptcy Cases to Watch in 2020

Distress and uncertainty in corporate restructuring will persist as the new decade begins. Some of the largest headline-grabbing bankruptcies of 2019, such as PG&E Corp., Purdue Pharma LP, and Forever 21 Inc. remain unresolved and tense negotiations are still underway. PG&E … Continue reading

Jury Awards $4 Million To Disney Cruise Line Worker

A Disney Cruise Line worker was awarded $4 million by a jury after she claimed that she got inadequate medical care from ship doctors after she was hit by a car during a port of call. The Brevard County jury … Continue reading

Hospital Chain Files for Bankruptcy

Americore Health and its four affiliated hospitals in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Dec. 30. The bankruptcy petitions state that three of the hospitals — Ellwood Medical Center in Ellwood City, Pa., St. Alexius Hospital … Continue reading

Fatal Occupational Injuries Increase

There were 5,250 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2018, a 2 percent increase from the 5,147 in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (See chart 1 and table 1.) The fatal work injury … Continue reading

Alston & Bird Liable for $4.7M in Legal Malpractice Case

A Fulton County jury has awarded $4.7 million to a longtime Alston & Bird client after finding the law firm’s erroneous tax advice and subsequent cover-up of the error constituted legal malpractice. The jury issued the Dec. 13 verdict for … Continue reading