FELA Statutes: Know Your Rights

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) is a set of federal laws established by Congress that recognizes the various dangers of being an employee of the railroad industry. FELA works to provide a legal basis for injured railroad employees to recover compensation... Read More »

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Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filed

An asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit was recently filed by two plaintiffs claiming that a series of employers and manufacturers created dangerous products or environments that led to the plaintiff’s development of asbestos mesothelioma. Many individuals have developed potentially deadly lung cancer or mesothelioma... Read More »

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MLB Wage and Hour Lawsuit To Continue Litigation

On July 13, a California federal judge ruled that objections concerning the Class Members’ standing of a wage and hour class action lawsuit filed against the Major League Baseball (MLB) will be put on hold until the case has reached the class... Read More »

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Railroad Employee Rights: What You Need To Know

Working for a railroad is a dangerous job that requires a railroad employee to work with machinery, equipment, chemicals in a wide variety of locations, in all kinds of weather 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Fortunately, Congress passed a law to... Read More »

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Mother Sues Unum for Withholding Son’s Life Insurance

California plaintiff Tracy M. is suing Unum Life Insurance Company for allegedly withholding the money owed to her from her son's life insurance policy. After her son's untimely death, Unum had allegedly denied her his life insurance benefits, claiming that his death... Read More »

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Widow Awarded $11.5M For Husband’s Mesothelioma Death

In a recent asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit, a Navy veteran's widow claims that her husband died directly from the asbestos fibers he was exposed to during his military service. Plaintiff Jeanette P. was awarded $11.5 million by a Missouri state court after a jury... Read More »

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Apple Facing Wage and Hour Class Action in California

Apple, the popular computer and electronics company, is facing a wage and hour class action lawsuit for allegedly violating California’s wage and hour laws. The wage and hour class action lawsuit was brought by employees of Apple retail stores who claim store... Read More »

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House Members Receive $3.3M From Asbestos Groups

A bill that would make it more difficult for asbestos victims to receive financial compensation was passed by the House Judiciary Committee in a 19-9 vote. However, all of the committee members who voted for the FACT Act are under scrutiny for... Read More »

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California Wage Bill Offers Protection for Pro Cheerleaders

In recent litigation news, the California state legislature has passed a California employee rights bill that will secure basic employment rights for professional cheerleaders, which are staples for professional sports teams. For years, the teams argued that the cheerleaders are employed on... Read More »

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Railroad Worker Wins $4.4M in FELA Lawsuit

A jury in St. Francois County recently awarded an injured railroad worker $4.4 million in damages. The injured railroad worker filed a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) lawsuit against BNSF Railway Company, asking for compensation related to railroad injuries incurred while on... Read More »

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Chigaco Paramedics To Receive $3.7M in Unpaid Overtime Pay

Chicago paramedics will begin receiving checks in the mail as the city sends out over $3.7 million in owed overtime pay and penalty payments. A federal judge found that the city failed to pay appropriate overtime and ordered Chicago officials to compensate more... Read More »

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Kmart Faces California Wage and Hour Class Action

Kmart workers have filed a California wage and hour class action lawsuit against the popular retail store chain, alleging workers are paid with debit cards in order to hold back earned wages, float money, and split fees with Citibank, the provider of... Read More »

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Denied Disability Claim Prompts Unum Lawsuit

Claiming Unum Life Insurance Company wrongfully denied her long-term disability benefits, Ohio resident, Melissa E., filed a Unum lawsuit in the U.S District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Western Division. After exhausting all her administrative appeals to the insurance provider, Melissa filed... Read More »

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