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Woman Drops Lawsuit Against Texans' Deshaun Watson
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A woman has dropped her lawsuit alleging she was sexually assaulted and harassed by Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The lawsuit dismissal comes after several other women who filed suit against Watson were ordered to release their names in court. Twenty women have since been identified. The woman who recently dropped her lawsuit said she was being disparaged by those who had discovered her identity.
Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle 04/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Caltech Worker Sues After Being Forced to Resign Due to Racial Harassment
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A former Caltech employee has filed a lawsuit alleging he was forced to resign after facing racial harassment by his co-workers. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court also alleges that the plaintiff was forced to leave his job because his employer refused to accommodate him for a back injury. The lawsuit alleges racial discrimination and harassment, disability discrimination, failure to provide reasonable accommodations, whistleblower retaliation, among other claims.
Staff Report, MyNewsLA.com 04/19/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Peloton Tread+ Resulted in Death of Child, Injuries to Others
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning people with children about the dangers of the Peloton Tread+ exercise machine. The warning comes after "multiple incidents of small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines." Peloton's CEO issued a statement in recent weeks that one child died in an accident related to the machine. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched an investigation into the treadmill.
Eric McDaniel, National Public Radio 04/18/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Redwood City Faces Lawsuit Over Fatal Police Shooting
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against police in Redwood City, California, over the 2018 shooting death of Kyle Hart. The lawsuit was filed by Hart's wife on Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco. The lawsuit cites the fatal incident in which Hart was shot was experiencing as a mental episode. Named as defendants in the complaint are Redwood City, two police officers, and Redwood City Police Chief Dan Mulholland.
Staff Report, CBS SF Bay Area 04/15/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Widow of New Mexico State Police Officer Plans Lawsuit Over Husband's Death
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The widow of a New Mexico State Police officer who was killed on the job plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The police officer was fatally shot by a driver during a traffic stop. According to the officer's wife, he should have been warned about the danger of the stop which was requested by Homeland Security. The lawsuit will be filed against NMSP and Homeland Security, according to the woman's attorney.
Kim Vallez, KRQE News 13 04/13/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Death of Boy Trapped in Rotating Restaurant
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The family of a North Carolina boy who was killed at a rotating restaurant in Atlanta has reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the restaurant owners. The family of the 5-year-old filed suit against Marriott International, which owns the restaurant where the boy was injured. The boy died after suffering a serious brain injury when his head got stuck in a gap between a wooden booth on the restaurant's rotating floor and a stationary wall. The terms of the settlement are confidential.
Hayley Fowler, Charlotte Observer 04/15/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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