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EEOC Sues for Pregnancy Discrimination in Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, N. C. – PruittHealth – Raleigh, a Georgia corporation doing business as a nursing and rehabilitation center in Raleigh, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the pregnancy-related work restriction of a certified nursing assistant and forced her to resign, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a recently filed lawsuit. In the EEOC’s latest challenge, PruittHealth is accused of offering light duty or job modifications to injured CNA’s (Certified Nursing Assistant) but not to a pregnant worker limited to lifting 20 pounds. In...
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Top Retailer Macy’s to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

Macy’s to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit CHICAGO – Macy’s will pay a former long-term employee the sum of $75,000 in order to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC, Letisha Moore had been working for Macy’s for nearly eight years but had to miss one day due to an asthma-related emergency.  Moore was treated in an emergency room and proceeded to call into work, then followed-up by providing Macy’s and her supervisor with proof of her ER visit....
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LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Attorney

An issue that has been at the forefront of the national conversation is that of the LGBTQ community and all of the confusion that surrounds it. If asked, a lot of Oklahoman’s would tell you that this issue does not impact their state or the people in it when compared to people in California for instance. These people holding this belief would be wrong. The LGBTQ community is just as prevalent in Oklahoma as it is in California. People that are members of this community are being discriminated against and they are standing up and fighting for their rights under the law. In December...
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7 Dead and 17 Injured After Fights at Max Security Prison in South Carolina

Prisoners armed themselves with homemade knives during the early morning hours Monday and rioted for more than seven hours inside the Lee Correctional Institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. The riot left 17 inmates seriously injured and seven inmates dead. One of the inmates at Lee reported to the Associated Press that there were bodies “literally stacked on top of each other.” The madness and violence raged on for over seven hours as prisoners were uninterrupted until 3 a. m. Monday morning. Prison officials did not immediately disclose what specifically sparked the...
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Woman Fired For Flipping Off Trump Sues Her Former Employer

Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trump Sues Former Employer I am sure that we all remember the photo that was taken of a woman flipping the bird to POTUS Trump’s motorcade in Virginia. The photo went viral and as a result, the Virginia woman was forced to resign from her job over the incident. Now that bird flipping Virginia woman is taking her former employer to court and suing them on the grounds that they violated her right to free speech. Violating Social Media Policy At no point was it apparent that the woman in the photo was, in fact, Juli Briskman, but Juli did post the photo to both...
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17-Year-Old Asked To Put Band-Aids on Her Nipples After Not Wearing a Bra to School

Florida Teen Asked To Put Band-Aids on Her Nipples After Not Wearing a Bra to School Bradenton, Florida – Last Monday started out like so many others for 17-year-old Florida native Lizzy Martinez. Out of bed, throw on some clothes, down a quick breakfast then out the door for school. Lizzy had decided on a long-sleeve Calvin Klein shirt and chose not to wear a bra underneath. Halfway through her fifth-period class, the administration at Braden River High School pulled Martinez from class and escorted her to the dean’s office. Lizzy was shocked when the staff of River High...
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City Employee Hits Bicyclist in Intersection and is Awarded $1.58 Million

Rhonda Martin, 55 was vacationing in Sea Island City, N.J., and was riding her bicycle on the shoulder of a road. As she entered an intersection, city employee Jeffery Jones, who was driving a pickup truck for the city and heading in the same direction, began turning right into the intersection. The city truck struck Martin, knocking her to the pavement. The truck ran over her right nondominant arm. Martin was taken to the hospital emergency room, where doctors diagnosed an elbow fracture and performed a closed reduction. She also underwent a skin-graft procedure to close the wound. After...
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EEOC Sues Arby’s For Sexual Harassment of Teen Workers

EEOC Claims Sexual Harassment for Teen Workers Birmingham, Alabama – Beaver’s Inc. doing business as several Arby’s franchises in the south, violated federal law when it subjected several teenaged female employees at an Atmore, Alabama Arby’s to sexual harassment at its location, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit  filed on March 30, 2018. According to the lawsuit filed by the EEOC, in May of 2016, Arby’s hired a team leader trainee with a known history of sexual harassment who repeatedly pressured young female...
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Record Setting $18 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Verdict in Georgia

Harris Lowry Manton LLP, Jeffrey R. Harris and associate Yvonne S. Godfrey, along with Owen C. Murphy of Owen Murphy, P.C. and W. Andrew Bowen of Bowen Painter, LLC – recently set a record with an $18 million verdict from a Chatham County jury on behalf of their client, Joan Simmons. “The jury in this case recognized that Joan Simmons was tragically, catastrophically injured and that she will be a paraplegic the rest of her life as a result of medical malpractice,” said Jeffrey R. Harris of Harris Lowry Manton LLP. “The jury’s verdict clearly reflected that understanding.” In 2014,...
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Could Participating in the 2020 Census Result in Deportation for Immigrants?

The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that the 2020 census will ask every American household to record which members of their family are U.S. citizens. Just a few hours after making the announcement, the Beaurea was facing a lawsuit over the decision. A group of 14 states, led by California, are trying to force the Federal Government to back down and leave the citizenship question off the census when it goes out to the American households two years from now. According to the Government, it’s reason for asking the citizenship question is a simpler one: Asking about citizenship...
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Tired Trucker Causes Fatal Accident

Tired Trucker Causes Fatal Accident Atinderpal “Gavan” Singh, a commercial truck drive, was driving his semi-truck eastbound on I-80 in Nebraska. Also eastbound on I-80 that day was Freddie Galloway, a trucker for Ecklund Logistics Inc., Galloway was some distance ahead of Singh. Late summer in Nebraska meant grass fires, and the median was burning on the highway median. Local fire and police departments were on scene and were trying to both contain the fire and control traffic. Galloway heard about the fire on his CB radio while still several miles away and proceeded to slow his truck to...
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Linda Brown, of Brown v. Board of Education Dies at 76

Linda Brown 1942-2018 Linda Brown was just a schoolgirl when she found herself at the center of the landmark the United States Supreme Court case, that rejected the racial segregation in American schools died in Topeka, Kansas Sunday afternoon at the age of 76. The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, involved several families, all trying to dismantle decades of federal education laws that condoned segregated schools for black and white students. But it began with Brown’s father Oliver, who tried to enroll her at the Sumner School, an all-white elementary...
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What Can a Tulsa Social Security Lawyer Do For Me?

What Can a Tulsa Social Security Lawyer Do For Me? For those who do not know, the Social Security disability process can be exhausting and overwhelming. While hiring a Tulsa Social Security lawyer is not required when trying to get Social Security disability benefits, you may find that doing so will be very beneficial. A Tulsa Social Security lawyer will have the necessary experience needed when dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, as a result, making the process of navigating the SSA’s entire disability process much more manageable for you and your loved ones....
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Wisconsin To Pay $19 Million to Former Teen Inmate Injured in Suicide Attempt

Madison, Wisconsin – The state agreed this past Tuesday to pay $18.9 million to a former teen who was severely brain damaged after a failed suicide attempt at the state’s Copper Lake juvenile prison. Sydni Briggs of Janesville Wisconsin was just sixteen when she was held at  Copper Lake for breaking into a liquor store and stealing several bottles of liquor. Sydni turned on a call light that staff members were supposed to respond to immediately on November 9th, 2015. Guards could see into Brigg’s room from a video camera, but no one responded to the “call...
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Houston Petro-Chemical Contractor Fired Three Brothers Because of Their Blood Disorder

Signature Industrial Services Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination  Signature Industrial Services, LLC (SIS) unlawfully fired three of their labor team, all of whom were brothers, because of a blood disorder that is prevalent in their family’s history, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a recent lawsuit. According to the suit filed by the EEOC, Drew West and Anthony West had been working at the Exxon/Mobile refinery in Beaumont Texas when SIS took over a contract to perform mechanical services at the plant. Drew and Anthony West was then hired...
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Plastipak Packaging Will Pay $90,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Plastipak Packing Will Pay $90,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit Baltimore- The EEOC has announced that Plastipak Packaging Inc. will pay $90,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal retaliatory discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC  charged that Plastipak fired a female employee, who had been placed by a temporary employment agency because she complained that one of its employees had sexually harassed her. Rather than investigating her complaint, The EEOC said the Plastipak terminated her assignment. Conduct...
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EEOC Sues Italian Restaurant for Pregnancy Discrimination

In California, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 13 against Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana LLC, a San Diego restaurant, for allegations of firing a female employee because of her pregnancy. The EEOC Charges in their lawsuit that Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana, LLC, a fine-dining Italian restaurant in Encinitas near San Diego, violated federal law when it discriminated and fired a female employee after learning of her pregnancy. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, an employee who worked at Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana notified the owner of her...
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Silverado Care Center To Pay $80K To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Silverado Care Center To Pay $80K To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Silverado Oak Village located in Menomonee Falls has agreed to pay the sum of $80,000 to a former employee that claimed in a lawsuit that she was unlawfully discriminated against when she was fired during her pregnancy. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Milwaukee in August, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claimed that the California-based company had violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act when it apparently fired Shaquena Burton, a caregiver at the assisted living facility in June of...
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Georgia KFC Franchise Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Firing of a Bipolar Employee

The operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise located in Dublin, Georgia has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The suit was filed in July of 2017 by the EEOC on behalf of the former manager, Cynthia Dunson, who alleged that the owner along with Hester Foods INC. (parent company of KFC) violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when they fired her in the summer of 2015 after finding out she was prescribed and taking medication for...
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Volvo Group To Pay $70,000 To Settle Disability Discrimination Suit To Recovering Drug Addict

Volvo To Pay $70,000 To Settle Disability Discrimination Suit In Baltimore, Maryland, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Volvo Group North America, LLC, will pay $70,000 as well as furnish significant equitable relief to settle a federal disability case. According to the suit filed by the EEOC, Volvo Group North America LLC, made a conditional job offer to a qualified applicant- who also happened to be a recovering drug addict that was enrolled in a supervised medication-assisted treatment program- for a position as a laborer at it’s Hagerstown,...
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Busse Combat Knife Company Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Busse Combat Knife Company Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination Busse Combat Knife Company, located in Wauseon, Ohio violated federal law by discharging one of their employees because of his disability, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit that was filed on Monday, January 22, 2018. The EEOC alleges in its lawsuit that Grant Boss, a CNC operator employed by the company, suffered an anxiety attack and left work due to said attack in June of 2016. When Busse Company learned that their employee Mr. Boss suffered from a generalized anxiety disorder,...
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Iron-Workers Hurt on the Job are Awarded Millions

Iron-Workers are Awarded Millions Carl Perkins, 53,  and Alex Sackey-El, 52,  were working as they always do in Houston, Texas. The ironworkers were part of a crew that was tasked with the removal and installation of a large glass window at a local Houston Apple store. As the two workers prepared to guide the glass while they stood in a scissor lift that was approximately 25 feet above the ground, a Maxim Crane Works L.P. operator attempted to remove the panel of glass. While removing the glass load, which at this point had become stuck, the crane operator lost control of the glass panel...
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DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuits

DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Each year there is approximately 600,000 knee replacement performed in the United States alone. Unfortunately, thousands of knee replacement lawsuits alleging injuries from defective knee replacements are also filed across the country. Total knee replacements for a number of years has been one of the most successful and life-enhancing surgical procedures available, but for some, the process is not at all what they expected or signed up for. There are thousands of knee replacement lawsuits filed each year that allege injuries from defective knee replacements....
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Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) Lawsuits

Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) Lawsuits *Please note that in order to file a lawsuit against Bayer AG and their product Cipro, you or your loved ones must have been prescribed as well as taken the name brand form of the drug. If you took the generic form of the drug Cipro, unfortunately, you will not qualify.*    The antibiotic medication Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been linked to a severe form of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy, tendon ruptures, and aortic aneurysm. Fluoroquinolones are the most widely used antibiotics. About 33 million Americans take the extremely strong medicine to kill...
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Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits

Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits For cancer patients, tempory hair loss is nothing new, neither is the vomiting and nausea, weakness, diarrhea, body aches and pains and a myriad of other side effects, all that can stem from chemotherapy. One of the first visible signs indicating that someone might be going through cancer treatment is the hair loss that is so often reported, however, hair usually returns or regenerates after the treatments have ended. But for many women who were diagnosed with breast cancer, prescribed and took the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (generic name Docetaxel), the...
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Law Firm Secretary Awarded $227k for Overtime Pay

  Noemi Bernal v. J.J. Little & Associates It is one thing when an employer refuses to pay overtime to an employee, it is another when that employer is a law firm the practices employment law. Such is the case of Los Angeles resident Noemi Bernal. Noemi Bernal was awarded $91,000, plus $30,000 in interest, against J.J. Little & Associates on her wage claims. With the additional attorney’s fees award, it was more than adding insult to injury. Bernal’s wanted and asked for $830,000 in fees but was declined by Judge Barbara Scheper. The judge stated that some of the...
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Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Lawsuits

Patients from across the nation are reporting serious side effects caused by the blood-thinning drug Xarelto (Rivaroxaban). Complications such as stroke, brain hemorrhage, rectal bleeding, wound complications following total hip or knee arthroplasty and even death are being reported. There are nearly 20,000 lawsuits pending in state and federal courts: more than 18,560 have been consolidated under a federal multi-district in Louisiana; another 1,300 are pending in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center. Three federal trials ended in victories for the drug-makers. The first trial in the...
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Car Accidents and Insurance Adjusters

If you have been involved in an accident with another person then you should expect to be dealing with insurance adjusters. Not just one, but two. There will be an adjuster representing your insurance company and there will be a separate adjuster for the other person involved in the accident assuming that he or she has insurance. What does an insurance adjuster do? After you file your car insurance claim, you will need to work with an insurance adjuster who will research your accident, study your policy, and decide how much money you are entitled to. The best way to approach the car...
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Tyson Foods Ordered to Pays Employee $2.25 Million

The food giant Tyson Foods recently went to battle with one of its own employees after an accident on the job that was caused due to the companies failure to “ensure safe lifting procedures” for its employees. Asa Ferrell worked for Tyson Foods where one of the duties of his job included the sorting of boxes of meat that were stacked on pallets. One day, Asa was lifting packages weighing up to 110 pounds, all of a sudden Asa began to experience severe pain in his lower back. Mr. Ferrell, age 55, was later diagnosed with herniated disks at L3-5. Epidural injections followed as...
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Attorney Q & A with Eric Brown: Parent PLUS Student Loans

Attorney Q & A with Eric Brown Today we received a question via our website pertaining to a Parent PLUS student loan. Attorney Eric Brown took the time to answer the question asked. “My child signed my name to a Parent PLUS Loan and I thought I was just a co-signer of “her” loan. Do I have to pay it?” Jones Brown Law:  “I am a widow and have been since the children were young. My husband died of a massive heart attack due to PSTD caused by surviving the WTC 9/11 attacks. I have had to work 4 jobs and did the very best I could. When I sent my daughter away...
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Social Security Disability Q&A With Attorney Eric Brown

Social Security Disability Q&A With Attorney Eric Brown Today we received a question via our website pertaining to Social Security Disability. Attorney Eric Brown took the time to answer the question asked. “Why is the Social Security Administration changing my son’s status and linking it to my status?” My son is very disabled. He has received SSI for many years and his medications run well over $1000.00 a month. My son lives at home and I am his Representative Payee. The social security people have recently decided that I am disabled. Now they are making me apply...
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Con Edison Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit For $800K

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Ed), the utility giant that provides all electrical and gas service for the resident and business owners of New York City and Westchester County, will resolve a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to the tune of $800,000 and other relief the federal agency announced today. The EEOC’s complaint reads that Con Ed doctors refused to medically approve qualified applicants to begin employment because of disabilities, even though the applicant were able to perform the designated...
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Chuck Norris Takes On Big Pharma Companies For Poisoning His Wife

Star of television and the silver screen Chuck Norris and his wife Gena are suing seven pharmaceutical and medical diagnostic companies along with their subsidiaries for failing to warn Gena or her healthcare providers of the risk of gadolinium. Gadolinium Deposition Disease (GDD) occurs in patients that have received injections containing gadolinium-based contrast agents that assist medical professionals in reviewing MRI readings. Some patients that have received the gadolinium have reportedly developed persistent symptoms like headaches, bone and joint pain and clouded mental activity....
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Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 Settlement For Her Detainment After Blocking Cop From Drawing Blood

Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 Settlement For Her Detainment After Blocking Cop From Drawing Blood From Unconscious Patient The Jones Brown Team recently reported on a story that came out of Salt Lake City Utah, where a University Hospital nurse Alex Wubbles was handcuffed and detained by a Salt Lake City police Detective after she barred him from drawing blood from an unconscious patient. The hospital security camera footage and body cam video from the Salt Lake City Detective that showed Wubbles detainment went viral, and the outrage from across the nation was immediately evident.  Karra...
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New Oklahoma DUI Laws Are Now In Effect

Changes in Oklahoma DUI Laws Now in Effect Back in June of 2017, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed State Bill 643, amending the DUI laws in the State of Oklahoma. The changes in the bill referred to as the “Impaired Driving Elimination Act 2” went into effect on November 1, 2017. There are many small changes to the Oklahoma DUI Law contained within the Act, but there are two changes of some significance that you should be made aware of. Requirement of Interlock Devices/ Creation  of the Department of Public Safety Impaired Driver Accountability Program  Criminalization of...
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How Can I File A Lawsuit Against Social Security?

How Can I File A Lawsuit Against Social Security? Social Security Corner Q & A: We received the following question via our website, Jonesbrownlaw.com/contact-us/ from Wendy of Bakersfield Ca.: “Hi. my name is Wendy and back in 2013 I applied for social security disability. At that time I was under the care of an orthopedic doctor that filled out a “Residual Function Capacity” form for me, and as far as I know the Social Security Administration recieved my medical records from the hospital and clinic that I stayed in. At that time, and in that place, my doctor stated...
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Interior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Lawsuits

Interior Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits Design problems of certain inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have caused many individuals all throughout the nation to suffer severe complications and injuries when the small medical devices fractured or broke inside the body. Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, or blood clot filters, are small devices designed to catch blood clots that may break free inside the deep veins of the body and travel toward the lungs. The spider-like filters are implanted in patients who are at risk for a pulmonary embolism, when they are unable to take anticoagulants or when...
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Do You Meet The SSA Definition of Being Disabled?

Do You Meet The Social Security Administration’s Definition of Being Disabled? A disability can affect a person in many different ways. Quality of life, the ability to earn a living, families well being and financial security just to name a few. If you are indeed disabled and you are unable to work then you may be eligible for benefits through the Social Security Administration. Although you believe that you have a valid and legitimate claim to qualify for benefits, the SSA may not agree. If you are looking to secure this type of financial support through the SSA, it might be...
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New York Law Holds Parents Accountable for Their Kids Bullying

We are all aware of the problem that poses a threat in schools around the nation, the bullying of children. Teasing, name-calling, leaving kids out on purpose, attacking them verbally and physically and even electronically through texts, email and social media. This bullying can leave its victims feeling different, powerless, unpopular, alone and desperate. These victims tend to have a hard time standing up for themselves and often have problems with and in school. They feel sad, nervous and lonely and start to bully kids that are weaker than they are. Bullying is never ok. Those who...
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Are Generic Drugs Manufactures Given a Licence to Kill?

Let us take a look at the case of a girl named Kira, or “Nikki” as her friends and family called her. Nikki was a 22-year-old, All-American girl that had just graduated from college. Nikki started working at a local orphanage and had big plans, as all young people do, to attend nursing school. Nikki was suffering from a torn ACL, this was not a life-threatening condition, but it was deemed bad enough that her doctor scheduled her for surgery to repair her bad knee. In anticipation of the surgery to come, Nikki’s doctor prescribed her propoxyphene, a generic form of the...
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EEOC Files Age and Disability Complaint Against Purcell Oklahoma Contract Driller

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a complaint against a Purcell -based drilling contractor, alleging the contractor has discriminated against job applicants older than 40 years of age and those who had filed workers’ compensation claims.According to the EEOC, Horizontal Well Drillers LLC violated federal age and disability discrimination laws in its hiring process. The EEOC has continued to allege that Horizontal Well Drillers LLC placed notations on job applications about family medical history, age and previous disability of workers’ compensation...
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Pep Rally Skit Leads to Student’s Brain Injury and $10.5 Million Settlement

Pep Rally Skit Spirals Out of Control and Results in Student’s Brain Injury and $10.5 Million Settlement We all remember the excitement of the high school pep rally. The high school band blaring the school song, cheerleaders flying through the air and coaches and players pumping up the student body with promises of a victory. But a pep rally at Bakersfield High School ended in disaster for one student that has forever changed he and his families lives. Mitch Carter, a 17-year-old senior at Bakersfield High School agreed to join in on the pep rally shenanigans with his classmates by...
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Johnson and Johnson to Pay $417 Million in Talcum Powder Case

Update: Johnson and Johnson to Pay $417 Million in Talcum Powder Case As we reported to you earlier this year, Johnson and Johnson and their Baby Powder (talcum powder) product were under fire for causing ovarian cancer in women. Since then the cases against the big pharma giant have accumulated and Monday a huge nail was driven into the companies coffin concerning their Baby Powder product.  On Monday, a California woman was awarded $417 million because she developed ovarian cancer and had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for decades. The award includes $70 million in compensatory...
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Target Employees to Get $15 an Hour by 2020

Next month Target Corp. is raising their minimum hourly wage pay to $11 and then to $15 by the end of 2020. Target Corp, believes that these moves will help them hire and keep the best employees, thus making shopping a better experience for customers. The announcement came yesterday as Target rolls out their new initiative to improve its business, which includes remodeling stores, expanding its online services and opening up smaller, urban locations. This is not the first time that Target has raised their minimum hourly pay rate. Just last year the retailer quietly raised their minimum...
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5 Florida Lawyers Arrested After Insurance Scheme Bust Totaling $500,000

It is so important for you to know that you are hiring a reputable and ethical attorney. Ask questions and do your research before you decide who you want to fight for you and your family. Top results of an internet search may not give you the best attorneys in your area, the search may give you the attorneys with the biggest bankroll to buy ads and make sure that they show up first when doing a search. Check out this story out of Florida about five “reputable” attorneys involved in a personal injury insurance scheme that could land them all in the penitentiary.  ...
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Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

Rainy Conditions in Tulsa Can Equal Disaster What a grand, wet and dangerous morning to start our Tuesday here in the Tulsa Metro area. Visibility was about 10% in the downtown area as I drove into work, and I saw two minor accidents as well. Thank goodness they were only minor traffic accidents. The rainy conditions in Tulsa on Sunday affected many drivers including our own Logan Jones and his family. A trip home after visiting friends was interrupted by a collision with another driver. Many thanks to the first responders (Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA) who came...
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Dying Cancer Patient’s Pain Meds Stolen. Care Facility Settles For $1 Million

Henry Sloan, a resident of the Oakleaf Village, a care facility in Lexington South Carolina, lay in his bed in excruciating pain as pancreatic cancer took its toll on his 75-year-old body. Why was Mr. Sloan in so much pain considering that he was in a facility that he and his family were paying to tend to his medical needs and manage his pain as he suffered through the agony that is pancreatic cancer? The answer is simple. One of the staff members was stealing Mr. Sloans much-needed pain medication. There were hundreds of pills unaccounted for said attorneys representing the Sloan family....
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Missouri Dog Owners Owe $300,000 For The Death of a Bicyclist Due To DNA Evidence

There are over 60 million households in the US that own a dog or dogs. All sizes, shapes, breeds, and temperaments. In a small Missouri town, a pair of boxers escaped the confines of their backyard and roamed the small sleepy streets of the community of Rogersville, Missouri until they found a victim. A wrongful death civil lawsuit was brought in April, by the son of an 85-year-old gentleman, Werner Fritz Vogt, who was allegedly mauled by the pair of boxers while riding his bicycle in a wooded are near Rogersville, Christian County Missouri. The alleged mauling resulted in Mr....
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Georgia 911 Operator Fired For Getting Her Period At Work

911 Call Taker Was Fired for Getting My Period at Work Alisha Coleman, a single mother of two with a granddaughter is not at work today. Alisha has worked hard her whole life and especially loved her job as a 911 operator until she was fired in 2016 for getting her menstrual period at the office. You read that right. She was fired for getting her period while on the job and at the office. From the time that she was a teenager,  Alisha has juggled work, school and family responsibilities all in an effort to make the ends meet. As a young mother Alisha worked two jobs to pay the bills and...
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Bicyclist Hits Pothole and Gets $6.5 Million Settlement

L.A. Cyclist Hits Pothole and Gets $6.5 Million Settlement We here in the Tulsa area we are no strangers to traveling on roads under construction, in fact we do it on a daily basis. Just when you think the City is done with one project, they tear another roadway up and start another. Not to say that the improvements are not needed, some of the local roadways are horrible, often cracked, uneven roadways that are riddled with potholes and missing pieces of actual roadway. These hazardous roadway flaws are considered the responsibility of government transportation agencies, who are supposed...
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Children and Head Trauma Resulting From Sports

Is your child or children active in sports? Soccer, football or hockey maybe? It would be easy to pretend that the news coverage of NFL TBIs’ (Traumatic Brain Injury) or concussion cases and settlements do not apply to your sports active child. We have just begun to scratch the subject of concussions or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and sports related injuries. As kids develop earlier, workout harder, and become competitive at earlier ages, the amount and number of hits and hard impacts to their heads goes up. High school students are bigger, stronger and competing for college...
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EEOC Sues Pizza Studio Restaurant Owner for Violating Equal Pay Act

A Delaware Pizza company is feeling the heat and not from it’s own ovens. Until recently PS Holding LLC (Pizza Studio) restaurant in Kansas City, Kan., violated federal law by withdrawing job offers from two teens after the female teen complained about being offered less pay than her male friend, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed yesterday.  PS Holding LLC (Pizza Studio) still owns other restaurants across the nation. The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that two high school friends, Jenson Walcott and Jake Reed, applied to work at...
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Where and How to Donate to Harvey Victims And Not Get Scammed

The flood waters in Texas are finally receding and the full scope of the devastation and damage Harvey has caused is just now becoming fully apparent. Governor Greg Abbott of Texas says that the recovery costs of Harvey could reach well over 100 billion dollars. Homes and lives destroyed and forever changed, families are left without homes, schools and the basic necessities of life like food, clothing and drinking water. US citizens have flocked to Texas, boats in tow to help do something, anything to aid our brothers and sisters from the Lone Star State. A lot of us want to help but are...
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Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice

Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice One of the hardest facts to swallow may be the number if infants that are injured by the very medical professional that have been entrusted to care for them. Medical malpractice often occurs while a pregnant woman is in labor or in the process of delivering their new baby. The results of the underlined malpractice can be devastating. Medical malpractice that occurs during the birthing process can sustain injuries that will affect the children in question for the entirety of their lives. Physical and cognitive injuries that result in poor quality of...
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I Was Hit by a Uninsured Driver, Now What?

  I Was Hit by a Uninsured Driver, Now What? Car accidents seem to happen when you least expect it. You out taking the kiddos to various sports practices and extracurricular activities or maybe your out running errands or doing the shopping when out of nowhere, “Crash!” Your day will not get any better when you find out that the person that just hit you has absolutely no insurance coverage of any kind. Issues associated with an automobile accident seem to multiply when you learn that the other driver involved in the accident was an uninsured motorist. You likely find...
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Family

My Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support. What Can I Do?

My Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support. What Can I Do? The process of divorce is not an easy one, especially when there are children involved. In some family dynamics dad works and mom stays home and care for the kids and household. So when a divorce occurs, mom is often left out in the cold. With no skills, work history or experience and mouths to feed, how is a divorced mother expected to make the ends meet every month? Child Support ordered by the Court should be the answer, but in so many instances the child support system does not work. Deadbeat dads do not pay their court ordered child...
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What is Social Security “Closed Period Disability?

Closed Period Social Security Disability As you may know the Social Security Administration’s regulations and policies can be complex, confusing and intimidating. The number of hoops that you have to jump through and documentation that you are asked to provide will deter some people from even attempting to obtain benefits. One question that we get here at the Law Offices of Jones Brown PLLC is “Can I get partial disability?” A quick answer would be NO, but there are exceptions. There is not any possibility of you ever receiving “partial disability,” as far as...
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Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Car Accident? When it comes to car accidents, the most frightening of all concerns are medical bills that a person may have occurred due to the accident. Who is is going to pay those bills that can often be thousands of dollars? All states have requirements for the type of insurance coverage a driver must have to drive, in Oklahoma drivers are required to only carry Liability, which is separated into Bodily Injury Liability and Property Damage Liability.  The purpose behind this  requirement is to allow “expeditious medical treatment without having to...
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Mirena IUD Problems Brings Lawsuits

Mirena IUD Problems Brings Lawsuits The Law Offices of Jones Brown product liability division is currently reviewing potential lawsuits for women who have experienced serious problems from Mirena IUD birth control. Side effects of Mirena IUD may cause a dangerous increase in fluid pressure inside the skull, or the implanted birth control device could move inside the body. Compensation may be available If you or a loved one has used the Mirena IUD device and suffered: Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH): This condition involves a buildup of fluid on the...
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Political Views in the Workplace: An Employers Guide

Political Views in the Workplace: An Employers Guide There is an old saying that there should never be any discussion of politics or religion inside a bar, with today’s political climate the workplace should be added to that list. Democrat or Republican, Trump supporter or not, the mere mention of the subject of politics is an argument just waiting to happen that can and will affect your business. Never before has our country been so divided and willing to voice opinions both verbally and physically. Protesting in the streets, social media rants and full blown physical altercations...
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