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Lawyers Predict Unprecedented Amount of PFAS Lawsuits
Lawyers Predict Unprecedented Amount of PFAS Lawsuits
Santa Clara, CAChemical companies making PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals” are advised to “do what you can, while you can, before you get sued”, but the battle has already begun for some manufacturers. For instance, 3M agreed to pay water utilities nationwide at least $10 billion for cleanup costs and at least thirty state attorneys general have also sued PFAS makers for widespread contamination. If you aren’t familiar with the extent of PFAS damages, a recent The New York Times article is an eye-opener, to say the least, and the fallout will likely feed into PFAS litigation.

Delta Airlines Settles with Flight Attendants for $16M
Delta Airlines Settles with Flight Attendants for $16M
Los Angeles, CA After almost a decade, Delta Airlines has reached an agreement with its flight attendants. The workers told a California federal judge that a nearly $16 million settlement, which will end their California Labor Code and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, should be approved because that amount will give California-based Delta flight attendants almost full reimbursement.

VA Settles Veteran PTSD Suicide Lawsuit for $1.7 Million
VA Settles Veteran PTSD Suicide Lawsuit for $1.7 Million
South Bend, IN In May, the Department of Veterans Affairs agreed to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the family of Jason Moon for $1.7 million. Moon had served two tours as a medical evacuation crew member during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He shot himself to death in 2022 while at home with his wife and children. The medical malpractice lawsuit filed by his widow alleges that Moon had never been properly diagnosed or treated for severe post-traumatic stress syndrome at the South Bend Vet Center.

California Judge Refuses $2.25 Walmart Unpaid Overtime Deal
California Judge Refuses $2.25 Walmart Unpaid Overtime Deal
San Bernardino, CA An unpaid overtime lawsuit deal between Walmart and 1,700 workers appeared to be close to settling for $2.25 million after plaintiffs were instructed by a California federal judge to fix deficiencies in the settlement's distribution method.  This second denial involves plaintiff Juan Garcia’s request for a $20,000 incentive award.

Paramount Not Properly Paying Workers, Alleges California Labor Lawsuit
Paramount Not Properly Paying Workers, Alleges California Labor Lawsuit
Los Angeles, CA A class action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in California claims that Paramount Pictures Corp and its president Brian Levine failed to pay its movie crew members their wages on time, among other California labor law violations.

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5 Ways a Lawyer Can Assist You As a Car Owner
5 Ways a Lawyer Can Assist You As a Car Owner
Santa Clara, CA Despite all the positives that can come with owning a car, car ownership still comes with some responsibilities--from ensuring the automobile is roadworthy to obtaining and renewing the necessary license and beyond. Understanding how to navigate the automotive legal landscape is another crucial aspect to consider, and at times it might feel like driving through a maze without a clear map.

CA Supreme Court Considers whether Prop 22 is Constitutional
CA Supreme Court Considers whether Prop 22 is Constitutional
San Francisco, CA Prop 22 classifies Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. Now, after numerous appeals, the California Supreme Court is considering whether the bill is constitutional and over 1 million people in California could be impacted by this California labor decision.

The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault
The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault
Toronto, OntarioThe question of consent is at the core of both rape and sexual assault, so affirmative consent must be freely given; any form of coercion or fraud does not qualify as valid consent. While people tend to view rape as something perpetrated between strangers, in actuality it often involves known individuals or family members and can even appear consensual; nonetheless it remains illegal.

Strawberry Harvester Settles Agricultural Workers Claims for $1M
Strawberry Harvester Settles Agricultural Workers Claims for $1M
Santa Maria, CA New Hope Harvesting LLC, has agreed in California federal court to a $1 million deal that will settle claims brought by about 900 migrant workers. The agricultural workers claimed the strawberry harvester denied their full wages, denied them proper rest and meal breaks, and charged or failed to reimburse them for certain expenses. The California labor settlement covers potential claimants hired by New Hope since April 16, 2018, to pick strawberries in California farms.

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