Superstar’s Sexual Assault Lawsuit Goes Viral

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Fans give three cheers for Swift

Celebrity Taylor Swift has millions of fans, but it’s safe to say David Mueller is not one of them.

This past week, Swift has been defending allegations in a Denver courtroom that the former DJ touched her inappropriately at a meet-and-greet event in 2013. After the photo shoot that evening, Swift reportedly complained to security personnel and family that Mueller, who posed for the picture with Swift and his girlfriend Shannon Melcher, intentionally reached under her skirt and grabbed her rear end. At the time of the incident Swift was 23 and Mueller was 51. Taylor Swift’s team told Mueller’s employer, KYGO, about the misconduct, which resulted in his termination two days later. Read more

Former NFL Players Rush to Meet Class Action Deadline

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Head games

Former NFL football players who have suffered from neurological damage and head injuries foresee an approaching resolution to the six-year-long legal battle against the NFL. This fight initiated in 2011 and settled in 2013; however, it was determined that the $765 million settlement was not enough money to cover the cost of compensation for the 20,000 former NFL players involved in the lawsuit. In 2015, after extensive negotiations, a federal judge removed the limit of $765 million to leave room for a potentially higher payout. The family members of those whom have since passed away as a result of chronic head damage may also benefit from this lawsuit. Read more

Fashion Interns Put Their Foot Down on Unfair Labor Practices

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Unpaid internships…not a fashion trend

Young college students often break into the professional working world by participating in internships with companies that will provide them with enriching experiences. Depending on the industry, a lot of the internships are unpaid, however, the internships typically focus on educational and vocational advancement for the students. The purpose of the internships is to leave the students feeling confident that they have made first steps into the industry or career of their choice. Read more

Starion Energy’s Electric Rates Shock Customers

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Power to the consumer

Starion Energy, a Connecticut-based energy provider, is being accused of astronomically inflating consumers’ variable rate electric prices. Plaintiff Lydia Gruber filed a lawsuit against defendants Starion Energy Inc., Starion Energy NY Inc., and Starion Energy PA Inc. in January 2017 alleging that the companies falsely claimed that their electricity rates would reflect current market prices of electricity derived from all market sources. The defendants deny the allegations, but have agreed to settle the lawsuit out of court. Customers of Starion’s variable rate plan may be eligible for a cash payment. Read more

Lawsuits Spread Awareness of Life-Threatening Implants

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Implants show that looks can kill

The US Food and Drug Commission regulates products based on safety and health caution.  Various recalled products may include food, cosmetics, automotive devices, among others. One of the more recent concerns documented by the FDA is the effect textured implants have on women. Those whom have had to undergo breast cancer treatment and elected to receive reconstructive surgery, for implants with a textured surface, have suffered from prolonged complications. A life-threatening effect is anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, which is a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While the FDA recognized a correlation between the textured implants and lymphoma in 2011, the implants were not recalled. Read more