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Labor and Employment Law

TweetThe Pemberton Mill collapse in 1860 bears a strong resemblance to a tragedy that occurred just a few month ago in Bangladesh. An eight-story garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka collapsed killing over 1,000 people and injuring many more. The accident is blamed on substandard construction and poor enforcement safety regulations. The 1862 Boston […]

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TweetA New York federal judge on Sept. 18 granted preliminary approval to a nearly $ 14.3 million settlement by Roto-Rooter Services Co. to end a class complaint by technicians alleging various wage violations (Anthony Morangelli, et al v. Roto-Rooter Services Company, No. 10-876, E.D. N.Y.). Anthony Morangelli and Frank Ercole filed a class complaint in […]

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TweetEvidence of a premises owner’s liability allowed for the otherwise untimely naming of a defendant who ended up at trial, and the evidence supports a jury’s award against it on lung cancer claims, but the liability must be split between the two entities, a Louisiana court held Sept. 16 (Alfred Watts and Rosa Lee Watts […]

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TweetThe United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on Sept. 16 announced that an English crown court fined a dairy and a welding company for exposing employees to asbestos. The HSE said the Plymouth Crown Court fined Dairy Crest Ltd. and Rochdale Electric Welding Co. Ltd. (REWCO) for exposing employees to asbestos at an industrial […]

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TweetA California federal judge on Aug. 23 granted preliminary approval of a $ 280,000 settlement to be paid by Kmart Corp. to end a class complaint by cashiers alleging that they were denied seats at the checkout stands (Colette Delbridge, et al. v. Kmart Corporation, No. 11-2575, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120377). Lisa Garvey, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Louisiana jury awarded $ 5.95 million to a man who contracted mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos, sources told Mealey Publications on Aug. 22 (Sidney Mabile v. Dow Chemical Co., No. N/A., La. Dist., Iberville Parish). Sidney Mabile filed suit in the Iberville Parish District Court against numerous […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A chain of New York City grocery stores will pay $ 1.45 million in cash and gift cards to settle claims that it discriminated against female applicants, under a settlement agreement granted final approval on June 19 (Susan Duling, et al. v. Gristede’s Operating Corp., et al., No. […]

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TweetThe National Football League is investigating allegations that teams may have broken the law at February’s scouting combine. In the wake of the Manti Te’o scandal, at least one team reportedly asked a potential draftee about his sexual orientation and relationship status. The NFL has notoriously lagged behind when its comes to acceptance of homosexuality. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A New York federal judge on June 11 conditionally certified a class of restaurant chain tipped employees who claim that they were required to omit any overtime hours when entering their hours into the time-keeping system, finding that all the minimum requirements for certification were met (Michael Guttentag, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A New York federal judge on April 30 granted preliminary approval of a $ 15,625,000 overtime settlement for HSBC Bank USA N.A., HSBC USA Inc. and HSBC North America Holdings Inc. (together, HSBC) personal bankers, branch relationship bankers, premier relationship managers, small business specialists and business banking specialists […]

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