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Nov 26
2014

A man who spent more than 30 hours trapped in an eight-by-eight foot room in the Cook County Jail has filed a lawsuit against the county. No dollar amount is specified in the suit, but attorneys are asking for compensation for physical, emotional and psychological injuries. Incident Details Farad Polk of Chicago went to visit his son, who was incarcerated at the Cook County Jail, on July 5. Mr. Polk was allowed to enter a room that he believed was a waiting area, but was actually designated for super-maximum-security prisoners. The room was unoccupied and contractors had been...

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Lawsuits Filed
Nov 19
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on Nov. 19, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

A former Twitter employee has filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against the social media giant, claiming he was replaced by people in their 20s and 30s. The 57-year-old former data center deployment manager says that he attempted to resolve the issue with Twitter before filing the lawsuit.

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Lawsuit documents say that Peter...

Nov 07
2014

A New Orleans appellate judge rejected United States District Judge Keith Ellison’s 2012 decision denying employees the right to file lawsuits for millions of dollars lost in their retirement plans after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The court cited a recent Supreme Court ruling as their reason for overturning Judge Ellison’s decision. Retirement Fund Losses According to lawsuit documents, plan managers knew or should have known that investing in BP shares were not prudent. Shares of BP stock dropped more than 40 percent after the worst offshore oil spill in history and many have...

Nov 05
2014

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the widows of two men killed in a fire in an underground coal mine have reached a settlement in the women’s lawsuit . The agency has agreed to pay $1 million and to develop a training course at the National Mine Safety and Health Academy in order to prevent fires in the future. The agency did not admit liability in the accident. Incident Details According to lawsuit documents, on January 19, 2006, Don Bragg and Ellery Hatfield died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Massey Energy’s Aracoma Alma No. 1 mine. A faulty ventilations system...

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Settlements