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$20M Lawsuit Says Teens Were Falsely Accused of Taking "Blackface Photo"
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A lawsuit has been filed by two California students who allege they were forced to leave their Catholic school after being falsely accused of taking a "blackface photo." The $20 million lawsuit filed by the teens and their families alleges St. Francis High School in Mountain View forced them out of school after a picture was posted of them on social media wearing acne face masks. The students allege that they sent the photo to a friend of them wearing dark green face masks because they looked "silly." The friend then posted the photo of the boys on social media, prompting action by the school. The lawsuit alleges the school failed to properly investigate the matter before asking the students to leave.
Minyvonne Burke, NBC News 03/03/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wisconsin Protester Files Suit Over Injuries During October Protest
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A protester from Wisconsin has filed suit alleging she was injured by police during a protest in Wauwatosa in October. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff suffered injuries to her right ankle and foot, eyes, throat, mouth, and lungs when police used less-lethal ammunition on people protesting the February 2020 shooting of Alvin Cole. The lawsuit states that police used tear gas, pepper balls, and paint balls on protesters who were out past the 7 p.m. curfew. The lawsuit alleges the plaintiff's constitutional rights were violated.
Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03/02/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: Employee Accidentally Sent Nude Photo to Manager Who Shared Image
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A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that her manager shared a nude photo of herself that she sent to him accidentally. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court alleges that the plaintiff's manager at Blue Mercury sent the photo to a supervisor who then mocked the woman. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff meant to send the photo to her boyfriend and immediately informed her manager of the mistake. The incident prompted months of gender discrimination and harassment against the plaintiff, alleges the lawsuit against Blue Mercury, the company's CEO and founder, and others involved.
Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News 03/03/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Doctoral Student Alleges Failed Harassment Investigation
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A woman alleges the University of Nebraska mishandled her sexual harassment case. Filed in the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, the lawsuit alleges the former director of the department mishandled the then-doctoral student's claim that she was sexually harassed by a professor. According to her lawsuit, the office failed to properly investigate claims that she had been repeatedly sexually harassed by a professor. The plaintiff states that the office began avoiding her calls and made her "feel like she was the harasser rather than the victim."
Steve Marowski, MLive 03/03/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Bravo Packing Recalls Pet Food for Potential Salmonella, Listeria Contamination
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Bravo Packing, Inc. has issued a recall on some of their pet food products due to possible contamination. The company recalled its Performance Dog and its Ground Beef frozen raw pet foods due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. According to the FDA, the contaminants pose health risks to both humans and animals.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 03/04/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Family Sues After Lansing Inmate Dies Following Head Injury, Restraint
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A lawsuit alleges a Michigan man was struck three times in the head during an arrest in Lansing that preceded his death. The 54-year-old man died just 12 hours after his arrest for domestic violence in April of last year. The lawsuit filed by his family against the Lansing Police Department and the city states that three seconds of video footage around the time he struck his head is missing. Following the injury, the man was forcibly restrained on the ground for over five minutes, after which he was declared dead. The medical examiner ruled his cause of death as positional asphyxia and his manner of death as a homicide.
Kara Berg, Lansing State Journal 03/03/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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