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EEOC Age Discrimination Suit Against New Mexico Corrections Department Yields $700,000 Settlement

The State of New Mexico, Corrections Department (NMCD), the state agency that operates correctional facilities throughout New Mexico, will pay $700,000 and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
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Actors and Film Companies Ban Georgia After Abortion Law Signed

The fallout over Georgia’s controversial abortion law continues as some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and the heads of three production companies are saying that they will no longer film in the Peach State. Christine Vachon, chief executive officer of Killer Films;...
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Ohio Doctor Faces 25 Counts of Murder for Ordering Excessive Amounts of Fentanyl

Former Ohio Doctor William Husel Faces 25 Counts of Murder for Ordering Excessive Amounts of Fentanyl William Husel, a former Mount Carmel doctor, was charged in the deaths of 25 patients in one of the biggest murder cases in Ohio history. Husel turned himself into Columbus this...
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Prison

Oklahoma Inmates Death From Appendicitis Sparks Federal Lawsuit

A federal lawsuit has been filed against members of the Department of Corrections following the death of an Oklahoma inmate from appendicitis. Christina Smith has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western Divison of Oklahoma against several...
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Jury Awards $6.5 Million After Infant Burned By Hot Coffee

Hadley DeRuyver. 9 months, was with her two brothers and their nanny at the Omni La Costa Resort &Spa. A waiter placed a coffee pot, that was full of hot coffee, at the edge of the table that was within the reach of the infant. When the nine-month-old reached for the coffee...
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Johnson-Johnson

Oklahoma Attorney General Takes on Big Pharma and the Opioid Crisis

Mike Hunter, Oklahoma Attorney General, accused drugmakers of a “cynical deceitful multimillion dollar, brainwashing campaign to establish opioid analgesics as the magic drug,” in his opening statements that kicked off a historic trial on Tuesday that will be the...
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Missouri Abortion

Missouri Governor Signs Bill That Bans Abortions From Eighth Week

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth weeks of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation. Under the law that comes into force Aug. 28,...
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TPD Derrec Shaw

Tulsa Police Release Bodycam Footage of Derrec Shaw Fatal Shooting

On Tuesday, Tulsa Police released body camera footage that shows the officer-involved, fatal shooting of Derrec Shaw, after he shot two people at a south Tulsa strip mall. Tulsa Police officers were on scene at a strip mall located on the 4900 block of South Peoria Ave. on May...
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Billy Chemirmir

Killer Targeting Elderly Women Now Charged With 11 Texas Murders

A Dallas man that was previously arrested for the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least 11 more elderly women whose jewelry and other valuable he stole, authorities said on Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney’s...
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Cadesha Michelle Bishop

Las Vegas Woman Charged With Murder After She Shoved an Elderly Man From a Bus [VIDEO]

Las Vegas Police have released shocking surveillance footage that shows a woman violently shoving an elderly male passenger to his death from a public bus. The woman is now facing murder charges in Nevada. Surge Fournier, 74, according to reports was telling an unruly passenger...
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Roundup

California Jury Awards Couple $2 Billion in Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Case

Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a California couple that made that claim that they contracted cancer as of a result of using its Roundup weed killer for more than thirty years. The jury award is the largest in the U.S. this year and the...
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#metoo

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: When to Call a Lawyer

When you experience harassing conduct at work, you may have a lot of questions you need to be answered before you decide what, if anything, to do. Was this even sexual harassment (as the law defines it)? How should I respond to the harasser? Should I report the harassment? Are...
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Dodge

Jeep and Dodge Ram Diesel Owners Get $3K in Lawsuit Settlement

Owners of certain Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with diesel engines will get up to $3,075 in compensation for repairs under a settlement of a class action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over illegal emissions-cheating software. The roughly $800 million settlement was...
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construction

Fastenal Company to Pay $50k for Federal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Fastenal Company, a Winona, Minn.-based international industrial and construction supply distributor, will pay $50,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal pay discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced. The...
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AZ Child

Tucson Mom Demands Answers After Child Was Bitten Multiple Times at Daycare

Alicia Martin, a Tuscon AZ mom, is demanding to know what happened to her young daughter while she was attending the Creative Beginnings Preschool. Martin discovered that her daughter had been bitten more than a dozen times while attending the preschool. “It’s...
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Micheal Cummins

Michael Cummins in Custody After 7 Including a 12-year-old Girl Confirmed Dead in Westmoreland Tennessee

7 Including a 12-year-old Girl Confirmed Dead in Westmoreland Tennessee Seven people, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed in a string of Sumner County homicides that stunned law enforcement and set a close-knit community on edge. The Tennessee Bureau o...
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Police Investigation

85,000 Cops Who Have Been Investigated for Misconduct in the US

Believe it or not, there have been 85,000 law enforcement officers across the nation that have been investigated or disciplined for misconduct over the past ten years. There are reports of officers that have beaten members of the public, planted evidence, and even used their...
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Party City Lawsuit

Party City Will Pay $155,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Party City Corporation, a Rockaway, N.J.-based national discount and costume retailer, will pay $155,000 and provide other nationwide and regional relief to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced...
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Transgender Texas University Freshman Loses Military Scholarship Under Trump’s New Policy

Map Pesqueira said he came to UT to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker and serving in the army. He was awarded a national three-year Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to help fund his studies. However, Pesqueira is a transgender man, and under President Donald...
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Oklahoma Predator Prevention Face Law Suit

The two men who operate the Oklahoma Predator Prevention say that their only mission is to keep Oklahoma kids safe but, now, the men are who try and expose sexual predators to the law, are facing the law. NBC made Chris Hanson famous for identifying, then setting up and busting...
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Oklahoma Divorce

Oklahoma Divorce and Hidden Assets

Divorce is complicated when you have all the facts, but it is even more complicated when you do not. Your spouse may have taken care of the finances throughout the marriage, and now you may not feel confident that you know key facts necessary for an equitable divorce. Adding to...
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Social Security Scam Alert: “We Have Canceled Your Social Security Number”

There is a new scam that you need to be aware of, especially if you have older relatives. The phone rings a lot at Sandra Hampel’s home. Robocalls to her cell phone mostly. No kidding. While we were there she received the 12th and 13th so far and the day was still young. So...
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LGBTQ employment law

U.S. Attorney General Orders Investigation into Mistreatment of LGBTQ Employees

William Barr, U.S. Attorney General, said he was ordering Justice Department offices to investigate possible discrimination targeting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees following an internal gay affinity group complained of low morale. In a letter to the DOJ dated...
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bed bug lawyer

Oklahoma Bed Beg Attorney

Oklahoma Bed Bug Infestation Bed Bug infestations are a legitimate concern in Oklahoma and in many areas in the United States. In fact, the Rogers County Courthouse here in Oklahoma was recently evacuated and closed for two days surrounding an attorney that reportedly had bed bud...
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School Bullying

Did Bullying Lead to the Death of 10-year-old RaNiya Wright in a South Carolina Classroom?

Just two days after 10-year-old RaNiya Wright was so severely injured in a classroom fight she had to be airlifted to a hospital, where the fifth-grader later died, has people asking tough questions. Forest Hills Elementry School in Waterloo, South Carolina saw its parents gather...
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tax consultant

Some People Are Receiving Double Their Tax Return by Mistake

Tax season is here and the refunds are rolling out. If you are expecting your tax refund and you should happen to get double what you are expecting back, don’t plan a spending spree just yet. 66,000 Louisiana resident taxpayers recently discovered they received double their...
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UBER lawsuit

UBER to Pay $20 Million to Drivers

It looks as if the long-fought battle in the courts between UBER and its drivers could be coming to an end. The ride-hailing company has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit first instigated by drivers nearly six years ago. According to drivers for the company, they are...
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Honda Recall

Honda Recalls Over 1 Million Cars Over Airbags

An airbag inflator made by Takata and used by Honda that was once believed to be safe has now come under fire after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a minivan that was made by Honda. This incident in Maryland has forced the auto titan to recall more than...
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Traffic

Uninsured Unlicensed Driver Faces No Repercussions After Accident

An Oklahoma man is demanding answers after he said a man driving uninsured and without a license hit his car but is not facing any major repercussions. Antonio Vasquez-Romero was driving to work last week when he claims that a man driving eastbound along I-44 slammed into his...
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police flirting

A Cop in Florida Allegedly Used Police Database as a a Dating Service

In June 2018, in Bradenton, Florida, a Gulf Coast community south of Tampa. A couple answered their front door after hearing an officer’s knock and soon realized something strange was happening. Bradenton Police Seargent Leonel Marines was standing at the door and asked if...
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Ihop

IHop to Pay $700,000 in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Several franchisees of the popular IHOP restaurant chain in Nevada and New York will pay $700,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today....
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Jones Brown Trucking Accident Attorney

Commercial Truck Accident Attorney

Commercial Truck Accidents Did you know there are over eleven million trucks operating actively across the United States, many with overworked drivers carrying hazardous materials? In 2016 alone, there were 475,000 large truck accidents with human error accounting for roughly...
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Federal Jury Awards Family of Inmate Who Died From Heroin Withdrawal $1.6 Million

Earlier this month, seven men and women sitting on a federal jury in San Jose, California unanimously found in favor of Mark Pajas Sr., 56, who died while in custody of the Monterey County Jail on January 20, 2015. The jury found that the county of Monterey did, in fact, violate...
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Houston Officer Lied to get Search Warrant that Led to Deadly Drug Raid

A January 28 drug raid that left 2 people dead and 5 officers injured is surrounded with questions. An incomplete search warrant led to the drug raid that has left 2 people dead and 5 Houston Police Department officers injured. Officer David Goines, of the Houston Police...
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Samuel Little

Serial Killer Samuel Little Draws Pictures of Victims. FBI Needs Help Identifying Them

Serial Killer Samuel Little Draws Pictures of Victims. Now the FBI Needs Your Help Identifying Them The hand-drawn pictures of women that have come from the mind of the confessed serial killer Samuel Little are haunting – especially when you consider that all of the women...
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Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings Settles Sex Discrimination Suit for $30,000

R Wings R Wild, LLC, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings, will pay $30,000 to three claimants who were denied jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas and Del City Oklahoma because they are male, as a part of a sex discrimination lawsuit brought down by the U.S. Equa...
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Bound and tied body of woman found in suitcase on roadside

A suitcase found Tuesday along a road in an affluent Connecticut town held horrifying contents – the body of a young woman, hands and feet bound. The woman was between the ages of 18 and 30, according to police, and her death is now the subject of a homicide investigation....
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300 Priests accused of abuse by Catholic Church in Texas

For decades the Roman Catholic Church has had to deal with allegations of sexual abuse. One would only need to look as far as the brilliant and terrifying reporting in Boston done by the Spotlight team to know how serious this issue is. In Texas Thursday the Roman Catholic Church...
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Houston Fire Department

Five Officers Injured and Two Suspects Dead Following Houston Shooting

Five of Houstons finest were injured and two suspects killed in a Monday afternoon shooting. Three officers remain hospitalized but all the officers are in stable condition according to a statement made by Houston’s Police Cheif Art Acevedo. At approximately 5 p.m. shots...
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EEOC Wins Jury Verdict Against Favorite Farms for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

 A federal jury rendered a verdict on Dec. 19, 2018 awarding $850,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to a female farm-worker at Favorite Farms in Dover, Fla., who was raped by her supervisor and reported it to police and management that same day, the U.S. Equal Employment...
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COLA increase 2019

Social Security Benefit Checks Go Up Due to Largest COLA in Years

Not surprisingly, given how much our nation’s elderly lean on the program, there’s no announcement that garners more attention than the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, during the second week of October. Social Security is easily our nation’s most...
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#ifitwasyourchild

Mom challenges the EPA after cancer rates in children explode in Franklin Indiana

In the small country town of Franklin, Indiana, residents are seeing an alarming number in the rate of childhood cancers. Franklin, Indiana, located in Johnson County is a sleepy suburb just south of Indianapolis and was once an industrial center. It is these industrial centers...
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transgender troops

Supreme Court allows Trump’s military ban on transgenders

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared POTUS Trump’s administration to start barring transgender persons from serving their country in the armed forces. The justices voted 5-4, put a hold on a lower courts decisions that had previously blocked the administration’s planned...
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government shutdown

GoFundMe pages help federal workers during shutdown

The government shutdown continues and there is no clear end in sight. Employees all over the U.S. have turned to odd jobs, food pantries and online fundraising since the shutdown began on December 21, 2018. There are an estimated 800,000 federal employees that are either...
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NFL Football

NFL drops dementia claims appeal in concussion case

NFL drops dementia claims appeal in concussion case There have been some recent developments in a landmark concussion case involving the NFL. The league has dropped its appeal over dementia claims brought forth in a class action suit. This comes after lawyers for players accused...
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Stupid is stupid does

The Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Ever Filed

Patent Infringement Without a Patent The world-famous magician David Copperfield was sued by fellow magician Davis Roller for patent infringement. Mr. Roller alleged that he had patented his seemingly other-worldly powers and that Copperfield had used them without his permission....
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Jayme Closs

Jayme Closs Found Alive and Leads Authorities to Jake Thomas Patterson the Man Accused of Killing Her Parents

Jayme Closs escaped the Wisconsin residence where she had been held captive and now a man arrested on suspicion of killing the teen’s parents and abducting her three months earlier. The teen flagged down a woman who was walking her dog to help authorities have reported. The...
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Federal Workers Owe $400 Million in Mortgage and Rent This Month

While the Republicans and Democrats argue over POTUS Trump’s wall, many federal workers are finding it hard to make ends meet without a paycheck thanks to the partial government shutdown now in its third week. Unpaid federal workers that consist of 380,00...
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Car Wash

EEOC Sues Carwash That Forced Hispanic Worker to Clean Owners Homes

The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) says the former owner of a carwash near Annapolis used Hispanic workers as personal servants by requiring them to clean his house and then forced them to endure conditions on the job far worse than other employees all the while...
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Amber Michelle Parker

Texas Teacher Amber Michelle Parker, Arrested and Accused of Child Sex Trafficking

Local authorities are reporting a Mexia Junior High School teacher was arrested Wednesday, accused of trying to arrange for men in Morocco to have sex with an underage family member. A joint investigation led by the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office and the McLennan County...
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