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The U.S. Supreme Court Has Accepted Three Workplace Discrimination Cases That Could Shape the Future of Title VII Protections

By Douglas & Carter |

The U.S. Supreme Court recently accepted three cases that will determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on gender identity and/or sexual orientation. In each of the cases, it is clear that the plaintiffs suing were terminated because of their gender identity. Still, the administration has… Read More »

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Tesla Sued for Wrongful Death & Related Claims Due to Fatal Accident

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The family of an Apple engineer who was killed while testing the Autopilot feature in a Tesla vehicle last year filed a lawsuit against the automaker in early May, alleging that the Autopilot feature caused his death. Specifically, the driver’s family claims that the navigation system misread the lane lines on the highway and… Read More »

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Spring Brings More Traumatic Injuries as Cars, Bicycles, and Pedestrians Hit the Road

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Spring can be the deadliest time of the year, as many hit the road for spring break trips and other activities that can lead to car accidents and traumatic brain injuries. According to statistics, auto accidents are responsible for 17 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year; second only… Read More »

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Employment Discrimination Case Filed Against IBM After Expose Released

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In late March, several former IBM employees filed a lawsuit against the company for employment discrimination; specifically, age discrimination in the workplace. At the time these plaintiffs were terminated from IBM, they were allegedly over the age of 55, and claim, as part of their lawsuit, that they were not provided with the information… Read More »

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Another Tesla Car Accident That Killed; This Time Goes Uninvestigated

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We’ve discussed the many issues associated with the Tesla Model S car and the danger it poses to consumers before. Sadly, that problem doesn’t appear to be going away: In late February, yet another driver was killed in an accident involving this vehicle when he lost control of the car, hit a tree, and… Read More »

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Workplace Discrimination Is Still a Huge Problem and Rarely Addressed by the Government

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Although thousands of people report employment discrimination every year, research shows that employers are rarely held accountable by the government. Many have no choice but to seek relief through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), however, cases rarely get resolved that way. Every year, the EEOC and local and state partners only provide workers… Read More »

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Wrongful Death & Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon

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A number of important lawsuits have recently been filed against shipping giant Amazon, both for wrongful death and unpaid overtime, as we discuss below: Wrongful Death in One of Amazon’s Warehouse Facilities One of those lawsuits involved an incident where an employee collapsed at an Amazon facility and emergency services were not notified about… Read More »

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Florida More Dangerous Than Ever for Pedestrians

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According to a new report, Florida is still the most dangerous state for pedestrians, with Tampa Bay and seven other Florida cities ranking as the most dangerous areas in all of America. The state far outranks the next highest state—Alabama—in the number of pedestrian deaths that occur there each year where, nationwide, 2016 –… Read More »

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A Review of Aviation Accidents & Deaths in 2018, and What Caused Them

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According to the Aviation Safety Network, and as recently reported in Forbes, there were 16 aviation accidents that killed more than 550 people in 2018. Why that may not sound like a lot of accidents, according to reports, that number represents a 900 percent increase over 2017, when only 59 people died in aviation… Read More »

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The Holidays, Drunk Driving Accidents, and Dram Shop Laws

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Unfortunately, the period between Thanksgiving, to New Year’s Eve, to Super Bowl Sunday, tend to foster the highest rates of drunk driving and therefore car accidents and personal injury litigation. While, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol-impaired driving is causing fewer holiday driving fatalities each year, the number of lawsuits spurred… Read More »

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