Calling All Energy Drinkers!

Spread your wings, birdy...

Wings not included!

Contrary to popular belief, Red Bull does not actually give you wings. “The energy drink company recently agreed to pay consumers more than $13 million to settle a proposed U.S. class-action suit accusing the beverage maker of false advertising”. Anyone who purchased one can of Red Bull between January 1, 2002 and October 3, 2014 is entitled to $10 cash, or $15 in Red Bull products. There is no proof of purchase required to be included in the settlement. Final court approval of the proposed payouts is set to be decided May 1, 2015.  Read More

Exonerated Man Dies Suddenly Before Settlement

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Locked up, they won’t let me out.

55 year-old William Lopez was exonerated of a 1989 murder conviction in January 2013. Witness reports charged Lopez with the murder of a drug dealer, although no physical evidence was ever found. After 23 years in prison, “Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, helped connect Lopez with his legal team and highlight his case”. The evidence that initially convicted Lopez was weak to begin with, one witness statement was even later recanted. A federal civil lawsuit was set to begin Tuesday October 1, demanding $124 million for false imprisonment. Read More

Businesses Fire Employees Because Of Gender Issues

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Employees fired over stereotypes…

According to the Huffington Post, A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic reportedly fired employees because they are transgender. according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home and Lakeland Eye Clinic violated federal law by discriminating on gender stereotypes.

At the funeral home in Michigan, an embalmer and funeral director, Amiee Stephens, was fired in 2013 after being employed for six years. She told her boss that she was transitioning from male to female and her boss fired her, according to the EEOC. In 2011, Brandi Branson was fired as the director of hearing services at the eye clinic in Florida. She was also transitioning to become a female and was subsequently fired.

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Snapchat Settles With Ousted Co-Founder

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But first…

After a long legal battle, Snapchat has come to a settlement with Reggie Brown, who claimed he was a third co-founder of the wildly successful company. “His suit alleged that he had been a third co-founder alongside CEO Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, the technology chief, and that they had kicked him out one month before the photo-sharing app launched in July 2011″. Spiegel and Murphy recently admitted that they did not come up with the idea for Snapchat on their own, and Brown was involved in the process. The company is now valued at $10 Billion, when Brown filed the lawsuit in February 2013 it was valued at $70 million. The terms of the settlement have not been released.

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Happiest Place On Earth Facing Lawsuit

300px-Walt_Disney_World_Resort_entranceThe wonderful World of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has been confronted with a lawsuit by numerous families of children with developmental disorders and could potentially be facing more unhappy parents. The lawsuit alleges that the families of children with development disorders have experienced suffering and the company has violated the American With Disabilities Act. Disney denied these allegations when the complaint was originally brought to their attention. The initial complaint had up 57 grievances and is now looking at tripling the accusations against the power house. Read More