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Culver City School District Sex Assault Lawsuit Set for October Trial

Culver City School District Lawsuit

Culver City School District Sex Assault Lawsuit Set for October Trial

Lawsuit: Ninth-grade teacher groomed and sexually assaulted female students in 1974

CULVER CITY, Calif. — The Culver City Unified School District will go to trial October 23 in a lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges she and at least one other student were systematically groomed and sexually assaulted by a ninth-grade social studies teacher in 1974.

According to the...

San Diego Diocese Hid Assets from Sex Abuse Victims, Lawsuit Claims

San Diego Diocese Controversy

San Diego Diocese Hid Assets from Sex Abuse Victims, Lawsuit Claims

Across the country, the Catholic Church has faced staggering monetary judgments and settlements in litigation filed by victims of abuse at the hands of priests and church workers. The growing legal liabilities have driven some dioceses to file for bankruptcy after determining that their assets could not cover the mounting legal costs. However, one diocese is being accused of hiding assets to...

Workers exposed to toxic chemicals at Boeing facility seek justice

Boeing Chemical Exposure

Workers exposed to toxic chemicals at Boeing facility seek justice

A former Boeing security guard who claimed she has suffered lasting health issues from exposure to chemical sprays on the job will receive an undisclosed monetary settlement with Boeing and the plaintiff’s former employer, the security company Allied Universal.

In November 2019, Holly Hawthorne worked security at Boeing’s Everett Campus, where employees used aerosolized chemical...

Remembering Cesar Chavez and his Wrath of Grapes Speech

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Remembering Cesar Chavez and his Wrath of Grapes Speech

Cesar Chavez captured the public eye in the late 1960s. Born in Arizona at the beginning of the Great Depression, Chavez and his family moved to California after losing their farm when he was 10 years old. The Chavez family got by as seasonal migrant farm workers witnessing firsthand the injustices of life in the agricultural business, or “agribusiness” as Chavez called it. Combining a...

Why families consider lawsuits while battling disease

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Why families consider lawsuits while battling disease

Often, when someone chooses to reach out to us in the face of disease or injury, it’s a family member who makes the call, rather than the victim. When someone contracts a disease or experiences a birth injury that could be caused by toxic exposure it affects entire families for several generations. Spouses, children, siblings—they become caregivers, medical advocates, investigative...

Asbestos Cleanup in Libby, Montana Draws to End

Asbestos Cleanup in Libby, Montana Draws to End

The town of Libby, Montana is probably best known for the unusually high number of its residents suffering from mesothelioma — a terminal cancer whose only known cause is asbestos exposure. According to health workers, asbestos disease has claimed the lives of 400 people in Libby and has caused injury to another 3,000 people.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has spent years...

Dual Mobility Revision Surgery Studied for Failed Metal-on-Metal Hip Systems

Dual Mobility Revision Surgery Studied for Failed Metal-on-Metal Hip Systems

Orthopedic surgeons are keen to learn what type of revision surgery is best for patients who are suffering injuries caused by defective metal-on-metal hip replacements. Many metal-on-metal hip implants have been recalled due to the high number of complications patients and their doctors have reported to the FDA. In hip replacement lawsuits, patients have described a number of serious injuries,...

Illinois Town to Abandon Benzene-Contaminated Government Building

Illinois Town to Abandon Benzene-Contaminated Government Building

The village of Roxana, Illinois is getting a new garage to house its street department workers and equipment. The current building reportedly sits atop an enormous plume of underground benzene.

Illinois Village to Spend $1.5 Million to Escape Benzene-Contaminated Facility

For decades, the Roxana street department garage has been located on top of a dangerous plume of benzene. The toxic...

General Dynamics Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit Over Defective Navy Parts for Over $4 Million

General Dynamics Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit Over Defective Navy Parts for Over $4 Million

General Dynamics Corporation, a major military defense contractor, in 2008 settled a False Claims Act case with the U.S. government for $4,058,750. The lawsuit alleged that General Dynamics committed fraud when it billed the government for defective parts used in Navy aircraft and submarines.

The whistleblowers in the case were former employees who worked at the Long Island facility of...

Jury Awards 5.2 Million for Exposure to Asbestos

Jury Awards 5.2 Million for Exposure to Asbestos

Jury Awards $5.2 Million to Long-Time U.S. Navy Machinist Exposed to Asbestos

Power Equipment Manufacturer Foster Wheeler Found Liable for Failure to Warn; Jury Also Finds Malice

LOS ANGELES — May 24, 2007 — A Los Angeles jury yesterday found power equipment manufacturer Foster Wheeler liable for the mesothelioma death of 60-year-old Richard...

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