Mercedes Benz the Rules

An odoriferous lawsuit

The luxury car company, Mercedes-Benz, has failed to take the health of their drivers into account when evaluating the severity of a mildew issue in their heating and air-conditioning components.  It is argued that Mercedes-Benz and its parent company, Daimler AG, have been aware of the issue since 2008, but the entities did not uphold their duty to fix the issue.  In response, consumers filed a class-action lawsuit last year, which just recently reached a settlement. Read more

A Counterclaim They Can’t Refuse

Who will win?

Filed by his former employee, the former Godfather is facing a lawsuit that comes in retaliation after an initial claim was filed by the actor’s company.  Graham Chase Robinson is going after Robert De Niro for gender discrimination and has provided a list of specific examples and instances to solidify her accusations.  Upon learning of Robinson’s intent to file, De Niro’s company, Canal Productions, sued her for $6 million based on her apparently subpar performance as an employee.  Robinson confirms that the allegations made against her are false, comparable to cinematic fabrication. Read more

We Need More Education

The right to a civics lesson

Last year, Rhode Island students and parents filed a class action lawsuit against the Governor and other government employees.  The claimants are fighting for an enhanced education in civics that prepares them to employ their constitutional rights to vote and serve on a jury.  According to their argument, the United States should provide more of an equal opportunity for all students to engage in lessons that help them participate within the democratic nation.  Read more

DMV Drove Right into a Lawsuit

Falling into suit

Among the conditions that could possibly prevent an individual from renewing their license, being able to walk across the DMV without a supportive mobility device is not one of them.  Based on certain symptoms, such as confusion, shortness of breath, impulsive behaviors, or impaired response time, DMV workers are trained to identify potentially unsafe drivers.  The federal courts are left to decide whether or not the rights of a 78-year-old woman were violated when she was instructed to walk without her cane and subsequently fell and broke her wrist. Read more