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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Syracuse Over Remote Learning
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A federal judge has tossed out a class action lawsuit over Syracuse University's decision to charge student full tuition while conducting classes virtually. The lawsuit sought to recover tuition paid by students who were limited to remote learning. The judge dismissed the complaint, stating that the parents who filed the suit over their daughter's tuition could not file suit, as their daughter was the person who signed a contract with the school.
Douglass Dowty, The Syracuse Post-Standard 04/16/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Former Malverne Public Works Employee Sues Over Discrimination on the Job
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A former public works employee for the village of Malverne, New York, has filed a lawsuit alleging he faced racial discrimination on the job. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Mineola cites a number of incidences of racial harassment including the plaintiff's co-workers calling him racial epithets and hanging a noose in the locker room. The plaintiff alleges he continues to suffer from anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness as a result of the harassment. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and asks the village to implement racial training programs.
Robert Brodsky, Newsday 04/18/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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In Wake of Lawsuits USC Promises to Review Handling of Assault, Harassment Cases
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The University of South Carolina says it is reviewing procedures for handling reports of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of a number of lawsuits. The university has faced lawsuits filed by women who allege their assault and harassment cases were improperly handled by university officials. The university says it is hiring outside consultants to make recommendations for improvements to the way it handles such cases.
Jessica Holdman, Charleston Post Courier 04/18/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Audio-Technica Recalls Charging Cases With Headphones Due to Fire Hazard
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A recall has been issued on Audio-Technica's charging cases with wireless headphones due to a fire hazard. Included in the recall are model ATH-CD3TW of the charging cases, which can overheat and catch fire. The devices were sold at American Musical Supply, Inmotion Entertainment Group, Micro Electronics, Music and Arts Center stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and audio-technica.com. Audio-Technica has received four reports of charging cases overheating, resulting in damage to the cases and surrounding surfaces.
Staff Report, Consumer Product Safety Commission 04/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Florida Doctor Loses Medical License Over Woman's Death in 2017
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A Florida doctor has lost his medical license over an incident where he went home while a new mother bled to death after giving birth. The judge in the case ruled that the doctor erred in several ways and that his actions resulted in the woman's death. The 2017 fatality was the third discipline issued faced by the doctor in Florida. Court records show that the woman's husband filed a lawsuit against the doctor and reached a settlement in July 2019.
David J. Neal, Miami Herald 04/19/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Mother Files Lawsuit Over Transgender Teen's Suicide at Maine Youth Center
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The mother of a transgender boy who died by suicide at a facility in Portland, Maine, has filed a lawsuit over his death. The 16-year-old was on suicide watch at Long Creek Youth Development Center when he took his life in 2016. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland by his mother alleges that the Maine Department of Corrections approved an inadequate suicide prevention policy that led to the boy's death.
Megan Gray, Portland Press Herald 04/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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