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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2017 – Texas has three categories of caps on medical malpractice awards. A number of U.S. states limit damages awarded to victims of medical malpractice. Most of those states only limit what is referred to as non-economic damages, such as disfigurement, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. These non-economic damages are also considered to be subjective damages; meaning financial compensation is based on tastes, opinions or personal feelings. The three categories of medical malpractice damages awarded in wrongful death cases, in Texas, are: · Limits on punitive damages · Limits on total damages […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2017 – The lawsuit of a man who claims he was wrongly denied a job because of his age is headed back to Texas federal court. A Fifth Circuit panel sent the case back to district court, saying Phillip Haskett plausibly alleged that Cinco Energy Management Group declined to hire him due to his age. “Both federal and Texas state law protect people age 40 or older from age discrimination in employment,” said Gregory D. Jordan, an Austin employment attorney with the Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan. “It is unlawful for an […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2017 – On November 15, the California Court of Appeals ruled that a former Univision Radio DJ can proceed with filing a disability and leave claim. The ruling calls into question the definition of disability and when an employer must be on notice to offer employees leave. Sofia Soria, a former Univision Radio DJ, filed a discrimination and wrongful termination suit against Univision in 2013 when she was allegedly fired after she notified her employer of needing surgery for a potentially cancerous stomach tumor. According to the suit, Soria allegedly gave notice […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – A former merchandizer who began working at Home Depot in April 2013 has sued the company for disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, on July 28. Guadalupe Carbajal was injured in a workplace fall on February 2, 2015. She suffered pain in her right knee, right hip and lower back, according to the complaint. Her supervisor allegedly did not let her see a doctor the following day. She also delayed providing Carbajal with paperwork for a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2016 – An energy services company has filed a countersuit in Texas state court against an oil leaseholder, claiming the leaseholder raised frivolous claims to divert attention from its history of nonpayment. In the original suit, 1776 Energy Partners LLC claimed that Riley Exploration LLC breached a master services agreement that obligated Riley to maintain, develop and, if necessary, renew leases for certain Texas oil and gas producing properties. 1776 claimed that Riley failed to exercise an extension option and let the leases expire. Riley’s countersuit alleges that the original claims are groundless […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2016 – Many regard sexual harassment as an action carried out by a male against a female, or a female against a male. However, sexual harassment may be female-on-female or male-on-male, as in this case. Although this is a case that unfolded in California, it is not without precedent in other states such as Illinois, nor is it a situation limited to eating establishments. San Ysidro’s Achiote Restaurant is required to pay a former worker $27,500 as a result of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The suit […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2016 – Mark Davenport went to his local emergency room complaining of abdominal pain and constipation. He had ultimately lost 80 pounds and died of multiple organ failure and septic shock. Davenport was only 54 years old when he died. His death was preventable and it shocked the local community that at least five physicians had failed to diagnose an internal hernia. Davenport’s family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the misdiagnosis resulted in catastrophic and fatal injuries. Mark’s wife and daughter filed the suit against numerous defendants, including but not limited to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2016 – Chipotle has faced a number of lawsuits relating to food born illnesses as a result of exposure to Norovirus. This latest suit is for wrongful termination, discrimination, assault, sexual harassment and retaliation. Plaintiff Ariana Castaneda filed her lawsuit seeking medical expenses, lost wages and benefits after she was allegedly sexually harassed and wrongfully terminated from her job as lead kitchen worker. Her suit named four Chipotle managers as the instigators of the harassment. Castaneda worked for Chipotle from December 2013 until February 2016 when she was fired. Castaneda’s first work shirt […]


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Phoenix, AZ (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2016 – An Arizona federal jury has awarded $27.6 million to a healthcare staffing company founder who claimed his allegation of internal medical billing fraud led to a retaliation plan with a highly unusual method to oust him. The total awarded on April 20 to Marc A. Wichansky, former president of Zoel Holding Co. Inc. of Phoenix, includes $14.375 million in punitive damages against his former partner, David T. Zowine. Wichansky alleged that Zowine, then the company vice president and a co-owner, breached his fiduciary duty by engaging in or concealing the fraud […]


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