News from November 2018

Former employees of Dunkin' Donuts locations allege agreements caused reduced salaries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Former employees of New York Dunkin' Donuts franchises allege they were damaged by reduced wages and salaries because of illegal nonsolicitation agreements.

Directions on brand of Alba Botanica spray sunscreen subject of class action suit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Lake Forest, Illinois consumer alleges the maker of the Alba Botanica sunscreen brand failed to represent that consumers should shake the product 10 seconds before applying and that improper application would result in inadequate sun protection.

MegaFon alleges Hewlett Packard Enterprise failed to deliver services promised

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Russian mobile phone operator alleges Palo Alto, California corporation misrepresented its abilities to rebuild parts of a wireless network.

Teenage restaurant worker alleges supervisor sexually harassed her, showed up at her home

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

OMAHA — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against a Nebraska restaurant, alleging its manager failed to stop one of the restaurant supervisors from sexually harassing a teenage female employee.

EEOC: Washington state staffing agency told deaf applicant company does not hire the deaf

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

SEATTLE — A staffing and recruiting agency in Washington state faces a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it turned away a job applicant for being deaf.

Federal contractor to pay $2.8 million to resolve Labor Department charges

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

NEW YORK — More than 400 employees of Fedcap Rehabilitation Services Inc., a federal contractor, will receive restitution as part of a $2.8 million settlement to resolve the company's failure to pay the workers' required "fringe benefits" into their retirement accounts.

Ohio manufacturing company managers indicted for alleged obstruction of workplace death probe

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

CLEVELAND — Two managers of an Ohio manufacturing company have been indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for their alleged attempts to obstruct a federal agency's investigation into the workplace death of a company worker.

OSHA cites Dallas metal recycling company after employee crushed by stack of pipes

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

DALLAS — A Dallas-based metal recycling company has been cited by the federal government following the hospitalization of one its employees who was crushed by a stack of pipes.

Arizona Supreme Court leaves Proposition 306 on Tuesday's ballot

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

PHOENIX — Proposition 306, the "Clean Election Account Uses and Commission Rulemaking Measure," will remain on Tuesday's ballot in Arizona, following a decision handed down by that state Supreme Court.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: MPW Industrial Services to Pay $170,000 To Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

MPW Industrial Services, Inc., a Hebron, Ohio industrial cleaning company, will pay $170,0000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

NEBRASKA SUPREME COURT: District Court Judge Teresa Luther to Retire December 31, 2018

By MPW Industrial Services to Pay $170,000 To Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit | Nov 5, 2018

Judge of the District Court, 9th Judicial District, Teresa K. Luther, is retiring December 31, 2018. Luther serves as a judge of the Central Nebraska Drug Court and judge of the Judicial District 9 Reentry Court in addition to presiding full-time on the district court bench in Grand Island.

MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME COURT: Supreme Judicial Court Announces Steering Committee on Lawyer Well-Being

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced the members of a Steering Committee on Lawyer Well-Being that will explore ways to reduce stress on attorneys, help restore work-life balance, increase professional satisfaction and better support those who are confronting mental health and substance use disorders.

POLSINELLI PC: Polsinelli's Seattle Office Continues Growth Strategy with Katherine Mathews

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, continues to see strong growth as it welcomes Shareholder Katherine Mathews to its Seattle office where she will join the firm’s national Capital Markets and Commercial Lending practice.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Maloney Discusses His Career, Law and Construction Law

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Maloney, who chairs the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee, said he chose to become a lawyer because of two relatives who were lawyers and good role models.

Pharmaceutical company SpecGx alleges New York's Opioid Stewardship Act is unconstitutional

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri pharmaceutical company has filed suit in a New York federal court over allegations the state's Opioid Stewardship Act (OSA) is unconstitutional.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Samuel L. Moultrie Named a Delaware Business Times ‘2018 DBT40’ Award Winner

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Samuel L. Moultrie, a Litigation associate in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Delaware office, has been named a Delaware Business Times'“2018 DBT40” award winner.

Consumer alleges medication manufactured by Prinston Pharmaceutical, others was contaminated

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a generic blood pressure medication he purchased was contaminated by a probable human carcinogen.

New Jersey resident alleges capability of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was misrepresented

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 6, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey resident alleges a health care company made a series of intentional misrepresentations regarding the capability of a medical device.

Woman loses lawsuit claiming Diet Dr. Pepper leads to weight gain

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is appealing a judge's decision to toss her suit against Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. over the use of the word "diet" on Diet Dr. Pepper.

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