1. Articles in category: Consumer Law

    1-24 of 1702 1 2 3 4 ... 69 70 71 »
    1. Owner of Holiday Inn Express Files Bankrutpcy

      Owner of Holiday Inn Express Files Bankrutpcy

      Bret Wirta, owner of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1441 W. Washington St., is looking to maintain his ownership of the 10-year-old hotel by filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

      His attorneys filed Sept. 18 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington with their first hearing held on Sept. 28.

      “Everyone is experiencing the pandemic in different ways,” he said. “For the year, we’ve lost about one-third of our revenue, maybe a little more (for the hotel).”

      Read Full Article
    2. 78-Year-Old Doctor Files Sex and Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hospital

      78-Year-Old Doctor Files Sex and Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hospital

      She may be 78, but a Doctor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas also has a feisty side as she is pressing ahead with a sex and age discrimination suit against her employer.

      Immunologist and microbiologist Doctor Ellen Vitetta says she was hit with a salary cut, a lab and staff reduction and retaliation from UT Southwestern because of her age.

      Court papers say Dr. Vitetta is nationally renowned as a researcher and has instructed a Nobel Prize winner in her 40-plus years of teaching and working. Yet Vitetta says several years ago she was iced-out by the Medical Center, in favor of younger doctors who “younger faculty members in their thirties and fifties have received more favorable treatment ...

      Read Full Article
    3. Nurse Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against NYC Plastic Surgeon

      Nurse Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against NYC Plastic Surgeon

      A New York City plastic surgeon has been accused of sexual misconduct by his former nurse who claims he told her she had to give him oral sex in order to get paid, and later retaliated by having her arrested when she complained.

      Meleny Safarlizadeh, 32, has filed a lawsuit against Dr David Shokrian, her former employer at Millennial Plastic Surgery PLLC in Midtown Manhattan.

      The nurse claims she endured multiple instances of 'abuse and harassment' from Shokrian's 'deviant behavior', after she was hired at his practice in January 2019. 

      Read Full Article
    4. Whole Foods is Facing Another Racial Discrimination Lawsuit from Employee

      Whole Foods is Facing Another Racial Discrimination Lawsuit from Employee

      As Whole Foods continues to defend itself in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed in 2019 by a longtime manager of the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods, now a fired cashier of that same Whole Foods has filed her own racial discrimination lawsuit against the grocery chain.

      In a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia’s federal court late last week by Center City attorney Jamie Funt, 53-year-old East Mount Airy resident Michelle Brown claims she and other Black and brown workers were subjected to a “racially hostile” work environment by not just other Whole Foods employees but also by customers of the Plymouth Meeting location. And she alleges that when she tried to do something about it, Whole Foods management shut her down ...

      Read Full Article
    5. Ex-Whataburger Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit For Firing Over BLM Mask

      Ex-Whataburger Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit For Firing Over BLM Mask

      A former Whataburger employee in Fort Worth, Texas, has filed a discrimination complaint against the company Wednesday after she says she was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter Mask, according to a report by the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.

      In a complaint to the Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division, Ma’Kiya Congious, 19, alleged that she was let go from the company after a White customer threatened to call Whataburger’s corporate office about her Black Lives Matter mask, which led her managers to fire her and call the police on her, according to the Star-Telegram.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Civil Rights
    6. Disney Being Sued Over Special Needs Discrimination Allegations

      Disney Being Sued Over Special Needs Discrimination Allegations

      ALLENTOWN, Pa.Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitay Law Offices is representing a Northampton mother who is suing the Walt Disney Company after her 7-year-old autistic son was denied entry to the Disney Store at the Lehigh Valley Mall because he was not wearing a facemask.

      Like many people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the boy is extremely sensitive to touch, especially on his face. For that reason, the lawsuit says that the boy's mother, Shea Emanuel, decided after experimenting with different face coverings, not to force him to wear a mask in public because he would become very distraught.

      Emanuel took her sons to the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township last month on a birthday outing for the ...

      Read Full Article
    7. Federal Agent Files Lawsuit Over Racial Harassment

      Federal Agent Files Lawsuit Over Racial Harassment

      A supervisor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle says in a lawsuit she was the target of a smear campaign after she sued over racial harassment by a co-worker with a Nazi tattoo.

      Cheryl Bishop, a senior supervisory special agent who is Black, said court papers that after her discrimination lawsuit settled for $450,000, the accused supervisor sent an email to 150 people defending himself and reiterating many of the same racist tropes and allegations against Bishop, the Seattle Times reported.

      The agency repeatedly failed to discipline Bradley Devlin or rein in his racist behavior, allowing him to feel he could lash out again, the lawsuit claims.

       
      Read Full Article
    8. Ex-Tulane Employee Sues University After Police Shooting

      Ex-Tulane Employee Sues University After Police Shooting

      Tavion Aples, a former Tulane employee, is suing Tulane University and members of Tulane University Police Department for excessive force after they shot into a car with Aples and his child inside. According to his lawsuit, Aples returned to campus on Sept. 6, 2019, after being terminated in late August in order to pick up his last paycheck, per invitation from Sodexo. Upon doing so, he was surrounded by cop cars and shot at. Aples filed the lawsuit on behalf of himself and his son, against Administrators of the Tulane Educational Trust, Harris David, Denis Serena and Kirk Bouyelas Sept. 8, 2020. Sodexo, Inc. is also named as a defendant named in the lawsuit. 

      TUPD stated that they approached Aples ...

      Read Full Article
    9. Netflix "Tiger King" Star Carole Baskin Sued for Defamation

      Netflix "Tiger King" Star Carole Baskin Sued for Defamation

      Tiger King star Carole Baskin is being sued for defamation by one of her former assistants.

      The lawsuit also sees the family of Don Lewis, Baskin’s late husband, seeking more information about the millionaire’s disappearance.

      Baskin is being sued for posting a video on her YouTube channel earlier this month implicating Anne McQueen, the former assistant in question, in Lewis’ disappearance.

      The suit said: “Despite contentions to the contrary, the truth has never been explored in any court and there is a good faith basis to believe the truth will open up many viable remedies.”

      Read Full Article
    10. Asian-American Fireman is Suing the City Over Racist COVID-19 Comments

      Asian-American Fireman is Suing the City Over Racist COVID-19 Comments

      A Plainfield firefighter is suing the city and a fire official over an racist comment allegedly made during a coronavirus training session at the start of the pandemic.

      Timothy Burkhard, who is Asian American and was hired in 2018, filed the discrimination lawsuit against Deputy Fire Chief Pietro Martino and the city after Martino made “racist comments about Asians” to Burkhard during the fire department’s training on COVID-19 in March, the complaint says.

      Martino mockingly asked Burkhard if he had been to Wuhan, China recently and “squinted his eyes so that they narrowed in a racist caricature of Asian facial features," the lawsuit contends.

      Read Full Article
    11. EEOC Sues Airswift Over Disability Discrimination Allegations

      EEOC Sues Airswift Over Disability Discrimination Allegations

      SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Swift Technical Services, LLC, doing business as Airswift, a Houston-based staffing firm focused on the oil and gas industry, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate an employee with a disability who worked in a liquid natural gas facility in Gregory, Texas, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

      According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, at the start of his employment, the building superintendent told his employer that he had thyroid and prostate cancer in remission and that the prescription medica­tion he was taking could cause false positives for illegal substances on a drug test. He explained that he takes prescription medication to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease ...

      Read Full Article
    12. Black Man Sues Tempe, Arizona After Being Held at Gunpoint

      Black Man Sues Tempe, Arizona After Being Held at Gunpoint

      A Black man filed a $2.5 million claim on Sept. 23 against the city of Tempe, Arizona, after a police officer held him at gunpoint while looking for a white suspect at a hotel.

      A notice of claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — was filed by hotel employee Trevonyae Cumpian stemming from his Aug. 29 detention by Tempe police Officer Ronald Kerzaya.

      Body-camera footage showed Kerzaya responded to the Hawthorn Suites hotel based on reports involving an armed white man.

      While searching for the man, the footage shows, Kerzaya held Cumpian, who works as a front-desk employee, at gunpoint despite Cumpian not matching the suspect description. Kerzaya would not lower his gun until he confirmed the man ...

      Read Full Article
    13. Vanessa Bryant Suing LA County Sheriff's Department Over Leaked Photos

      Vanessa Bryant Suing LA County Sheriff's Department Over Leaked Photos

      Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over photos taken at the site of a helicopter crash that left nine people dead, including her husband and 13-year-old daughter, on their way to a youth girls basketball tournament.

      The widow of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had filed a claim against the department earlier this year for allegedly sharing photos of the Jan. 26 crash scene in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The claim was a precursor to the lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles.

      The lawsuit describes events in the crash aftermath, when Vanessa Bryant and family members gathered at the LA County Sheriff’s station in Lost Hills. She was told by Sheriff ...

      Read Full Article
    14. IBM Faces Another Age Discrimination Lawsuit

      IBM Faces Another Age Discrimination Lawsuit

      Big Blue once again accused of axing older staff, after another age discrimination lawsuit is filed against grandfather of tech industry

      IBM policies towards its older members of staff is once again in the spotlight, after 15 former employees filed a lawsuit in Texas for alleged age discrimination.

      The lawsuit was filed in the western district of Texas, according to the Register, with the fifteen former staffers “collectively complaining of violations of the ADEA and of each applicable state laws protecting citizens from discrimination on the basis of age.”

      ADEA is the US Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

      Read Full Article
    15. Former Employee Sues Cognizant Alleging Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

      Former Employee Sues Cognizant Alleging Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

      A former female employee of IT services provider Cognizant has filed a lawsuit seeking trial against the company in a US district court, naming two executives for alleged sexual harassment and discrimination for reporting of said harassment.

      According to the lawsuit filed in the court of Middle District of Florida, the former employee, a woman of Hispanic origin, was hired by Cognizant Technology Solutions Service in 2017. She allegedly faced sexual harassment between 2018 and 2019 and named two executives in this regard. The lawsuit further stated that the employee had filed an internal complaint with the HR and Compliance departments. The matter was not resolved and the complainant faced retaliatory actions, it alleged.

       

       

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Florida
    16. Tepa Landscaping is Facing Wrongful Death Lawsuit

      Tepa Landscaping is Facing Wrongful Death Lawsuit

      JOLIET, IL — The family of a 21-year-old Homer Glen motorcycle rider has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Joliet's Tepa Landscaping on Briggs Street along with one of its employees who was involved in the crash. The Will County lawsuit was filed by the crash victim's mother, Lisa Marie Farbo, against Tepa Landscaping and Jose Padilla-Juarez.

      Pullano Law Offices, a personal injury law firm on Chicago's Wacker Drive is representing the plaintiff.

      On May 23, Joseph Farbo was on his motorcycle north along Parker Road in Homer Glen and at 9:45 a.m. Padilla-Juarez was driving a 2019 Ford truck owned by Tepa Landscaping, according to court documents. The Tepa Landscaping employee was driving west on ...

      Read Full Article
    17. UCSB Interim Police Chief Sued After Sexual Harassment Claims

      UCSB Interim Police Chief Sued After Sexual Harassment Claims

      A 19-year-old UCSB college student and employee has alleged in a Santa Barbara County Superior Court lawsuit that the UCSB chief of police "came up behind her, grabbed her buttocks, slid his hand up her back and whispered in her ear."

      The incident allegedly occurred Aug. 3, 2019, while the plaintiff, identified only as "Emily O.," was getting lunch at the De La Guerra Dining Commons on the UCSB campus.

      "Plaintiff has received and continues to receive ongoing treatment and therapy for the emotional distress she suffered as a result of the incident on August 3, 2019," the lawsuit sates. "Plaintiff’s mental health, which was negatively impacted by defendant (James) Brock’s sexual assault and battery, has impacted her ...

      Read Full Article
    18. East Texas Jail Sued Over Woman's Death

      East Texas Jail Sued Over Woman's Death

      (AP) – The family of a woman who died after being held in an East Texas jail last year filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the company that runs the facility, claiming its staff neglected her care and ignored her pleas for help as her health deteriorated and she went blind.

      Holly Barlow-Austin's husband and mother filed the lawsuit in federal court against Bowie County, LaSalle Corrections, and several of the company's employees at the jail in Texarkana. They say LaSalle, which runs jails and immigration detention facilities in Texas, Louisiana and Georgia, violated Barlow-Austin’s rights and caused her death.

      Police in Texarkana, a city that straddles Texas' northeastern border with Arkansas, arrested Barlow-Austin in April of 2019 for ...

      Read Full Article
    19. West Penn Hospital is Being Sued Over Alleged Recordings

      West Penn Hospital is Being Sued Over Alleged Recordings

      PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – West Penn Hospital is facing a class action lawsuit over alleged secret recordings of patients and employees, allegedly taken by a former employee who is now facing charges.

      Attorneys representing female victims captured in a secret recordings inside West Penn Hospital shared details at a news conference Thursday morning about the class action lawsuit that was just filed.

      They say their female victims are “humiliated and mortified,” and they’ve lost all faith and trust in the medical industry.

      The three attorneys, representing female victims, say cameras were hidden in two rooms, allegedly to record employees and patients. One in an exam room and another in a unisex employee restroom.

      Read Full Article
    20. $200M Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jones Day

      $200M Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jones Day
      (Reuters) - One of the plaintiffs waging a $200 million gender discrimination lawsuit against Jones Day alleges that a male associate at the firm made $350,000 in 2016 despite billing no hours.
      It's one of several apparently fresh allegations in an unredacted brief in the case, in which a group of female former Jones Day associates accuses the firm of favoring male associates on pay and promotions.
      The brief, originally filed last month and then resubmitted without redactions Wednesday, opposes Jones Day's bid to dislodge remaining equal pay claims in the case.
      Read Full Article
    21. Flywheel Sports Plans to Shut Down After Filing for Bankruptcy

      Flywheel Sports Plans to Shut Down After Filing for Bankruptcy

      Spinning gym chain Flywheel Sports has filed for bankruptcy with plans to shut down its business, making it the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic.

      Flywheel — known for its intense, bicycle-based classes — submitted a bankruptcy petition this week under Chapter 7 of the US bankruptcy code, which companies use to sell off their assets and pay outstanding debts.

      The New York-based outfit will permanently close all 42 of its studios around the US and lay off its 1,200 employees, some of whom grieved the company’s demise on social media, according to online news outlet Insider.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Coronavirus
    22. Old Town Restaurant Being Sued for Not Paying Minimum Wage

      Old Town Restaurant Being Sued for Not Paying Minimum Wage

      Dozens of restaurant workers at Fredo’s Wine and Tapas in Old Town weren’t paid the minimum wage or overtime pay for more than a year, the U.S. Department of Labor alleges in a new federal lawsuit filed against the business on Friday.

      The complaint lists 27 current and former employees affected by the alleged wage violations between July 2018 and October 2019. Fredo’s opened in summer 2018. The DOL does not yet know what dollar amount is owed to the workers.

      The complaint accuses Fredo’s owner Alfred Abdelmaseh of violating portions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which established the right to a minimum wage and “time-and-a-half” overtime pay when employees work more than 40 ...

      Read Full Article
    23. ACLU Files Lawsuit for Park Access, Calling Restrictions Racially Discriminating

      ACLU Files Lawsuit for Park Access, Calling Restrictions Racially Discriminating

      The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the city of Palo Alto to remove the residents-0nly restriction at Foothills Park, which the group calls a “legacy of the city’s history of racial discrimination.”

      Here’s a link to the lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

      On Aug. 3, City Council voted 5-2 to open the park to all on a trial basis this fall or winter with a $6 fee for non-residents. Council members said they favored putting the question of opening the park on the November 2022 ballot. But the ballot measure isn’t certain, since one council can’t bind the next council to a decision like that.

      The suit was brought by the ACLU ...

      Read Full Article
    24. Kroger Being Sued For Religious Discrimination After Firing Two Employees

      Kroger Being Sued For Religious Discrimination After Firing Two Employees

      CONWAY, Ark. — The Kroger in Conway, Ark. violated a federal law when it fired two employees who asked for a religious accommodation to avoid wearing an emblem they believed contradicted their religious beliefs. 

      The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged this violation in a lawsuit, filed on Monday, Sept. 14.

      According to the EEOC’s suit, the Conway Kroger implemented a new dress code, which included an apron depicting a rainbow-colored heart emblem on the bib of the apron. 

      The women believed the emblem endorsed LGBTQ values and that wearing it would violate their religious beliefs. According to the EEOC, one woman offered to wear the apron with the emblem covered and the other offered to wear a ...

      Read Full Article
    1-24 of 1702 1 2 3 4 ... 69 70 71 »
  1. Categories

    1. News.Law Categories:

      Big Law, Civil Plaintiff, Consumer Law, Coronavirus, Criminal Law, Drug Safety, Employment Safety, Opioids, Political and Legislative, Product safety, Securities, Special Topic, Trucking
    2. Targo:

      F-NRA, Gun Violence
  2. Popular Articles

  3. Locations in the News

    1. (2 articles) Florida
  4. News.laws in the News

    1. (1 articles) Coronavirus
    2. (1 articles) Civil Rights
    3. (1 articles) Human Rights
    4. (1 articles) Breaking