Author Archives: Eric Whitman

Where to Point the Finger

Hand injury

According to The Washington Post, on July 4th, 2015, Jason Pierre Paul, The New York Giants star edge rusher, was involved in a fireworks accident that severely damaged his right hand.  In fact, the injury was so severe, that it led to the amputation of 1 digit, and multiple surgeries and grafts.  While in the hospital, there were many questions swirling the event, including the actual severity of the incident.

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OverexUBERant Lawsuits

Driving towards a settlement

2015 was quite a year for Uber, Silicon Valley’s hottest Gig Economy start up, where a ride is just a click away.  While Uber Inc. has reached an all time high in sales generated, they also lead another stat: Most frequently sued.  In fact, Uber has 50 lawsuits filed in U.S. Federal Courts in 2015 alone, 34 more than Lyft, a similar On Demand car service.

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You Can’t Make Dollars, If You Don’t Make Cents

Dollar for your thoughts?

In a federal lawsuit filed this week in Akron, Ohio, a group of Athiests is suing the

federal government to withdraw the phrase “ In God We Trust” from all United States currency.  The Athiest group is arguing that the phrase is a clear violation of the separation of church and state.  There are 41 plaintiffs included in the suit, which is being spearheaded by lawyer Michael Newdow, whom is 0-1 in federal cases after losing the effort to remove “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

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No Hair; We Care

Hair loss

Wen Hair Products has become tangled in a class-action lawsuit this month, after many of their products were associated with causing users to lose mass quantities of their hair.  Wen is endorsed by celebrities Alyssa Milano and Brooke Shields, whom were able to hold onto their luscious lox, but Wen has a serious issue on hand.  With more than 200 people from 40 different states being represented in this suit, it seems like an uphill battle for Wen and Chaz Dean.

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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: The Happiest Place on Earth?

It’s a small world

In an age where we learn more and more about cognitive diseases on a daily basis, sometimes it’s the oldest of establishments that take the longest to conform to societal upgrades.  In a recent discrimination lawsuit filed against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, 25 parents and guardians have assembled what they hope is a precedent for people suffering from cognitive diseases for all time to come.  Prior to the 2013 change, disabled persons, including autistic children, were issued a Disney Guest Assistance Card (GAC), which allowed them to go to the front of the line.  Disney Park’s new program DAS (Disability Assistance System), now institutes that any disabled person will only be able to access the rides during specified time slots, constituted by Disney’s DAS team.

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