Texas Employee Files FELA Lawsuit For Railroad Injury

  A railroad worker from Texas is filing a Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) lawsuit against his employer for negligence. Railroad worker Keenan R. claims that Kansas City Southern Railway failed to take adequate safety measures when he rode a train that... Read More »

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3 Motions to Dismiss Uber Wage and Hour Class Denied

Only three motions to dismiss out of seven in a wage and hour class action lawsuit against the popular app-based transportation network and taxi company, Uber, were granted. Plaintiffs Hakan Y. and Abdi M. claim they drove for Uber between 2012 and 2014. They jointly allege that Uber violated wage... Read More »

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BNSF Ordered to Reinstate Injured Railroad Worker

BNSF Railway must reinstate a worker who was injured in 2010 and pay $536,063 in back pay, damages and attorney's fees, based on a federal investigation which found the railroad retaliated against the worker after he reported a knee injury. The Labor... Read More »

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Unum Lawsuit Claims Long-Term Disability Benefits Denied

A California woman has filed a lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company of America after being denied long-term disability benefits. Plaintiff Rose E. is suing Unum for breach of contract after the company allegedly rejected her disability claim and denied her benefits... Read More »

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FedEx Settles California Wage Lawsuit for $228M

FedEx agreed to pay $228 million to settle an employee misclassification lawsuit claiming the company short-changed drivers on pay and benefits by improperly labeling them as independent contractors. The FedEx California wage settlement is directly related to a decision against the parcel delivery... Read More »

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Jury Awards $1M to Railroad Employee in FELA Lawsuit

More than $1 million has been awarded to a Norfolk Southern Railway worker for injuries he suffered as a result of a job-related accident in a railroad yard. Plaintiff Winfred E. sued for damages under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) after... Read More »

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Unum Lawsuit Filed Over Disability Benefits

A Washington man filed a lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company for allegedly wrongfully denying him full disability benefits. Plaintiff Timothy R. claims that despite following all administrative procedures, the company still denied him adequate disability benefit allowances, allegedly using bad faith... Read More »

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Former Navy Officer Settles Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

A former U.S. Navy officer, who developed terminal mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos on the ship that he served on for more than 20 years, has settled his asbestos cancer lawsuit mid-trial. Plantiff Barry K. claimed his asbestos exposure began in the 1960s... Read More »

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Gov’t Proposing FLSA Overtime Pay Changes

A federal proposal to change labor laws may entitle millions of U.S. workers to overtime pay; however, business leaders are warning that the additional labor rules would result in increased costs and burdens to businesses. Vice President of White Castle Systems Jamie Richardson told... Read More »

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Injured Railroad Employees Can Fight Back in FELA Lawsuits

In recent class action lawsuit news, federal railroad employees are filing legal action against their employers after suffering injuries while on the job. The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) grants injured railroad workers the right to file FELA lawsuits against their respective railroad... Read More »

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Unum Lawsuit Filed Over Disability Claim Denial

A Georgia resident filed a bad faith insurance lawsuit against Unum Insurance alleging the company wrongfully denied his long-term disability benefits claim. If a person is denied disability claims, they can either accept that decision or appeal for another review by the... Read More »

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Judge Asked to Dismiss BofA, Merrill Lynch Overtime Lawsuit

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch asked a federal judge to rule on their motion to dismiss before responding to the plaintiffs’ request to reconsider the denial of class certification in an overtime pay lawsuit. An attorney for Merrill Lynch wrote presiding... Read More »

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