No Stunts in the Courtroom

Movie delayed

A superior court judge has granted Bam Margera the approval to continue his lawsuit against Paramount Pictures, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze. The lawsuit, which was filed in August 2021, may potentially delay the release of Jackass Forever, the fourth movie in the painfully hilarious stunt franchise. Initially set to hit theaters on February 4, the movie has already been subjected to interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Margera is alleging that he was illegally fired from participating in the movie and was treated poorly in relation to a required wellness program. Read more

Giants May Fumble in Court

Workplace retaliation

A former video director for the New York Giants alleges that the nature of his termination from his position was retaliatory. The intent of the lawsuit stems from David Maltese’s consistent complaints to the Giants organization that certain management staff initiated physical altercations with subordinates and perpetuated a culture of workplace violence. The plaintiff believes his termination, which took place in March 2021, serves as a violation of New Jersey’s whistleblower statute, referred to as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Maltese is asking for economic and compensatory damages in the form of back and future lost wages, retirement and pension benefits, pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical bills, among additional fees and compensation. Read more

Whistleblower Stands Up to AC

Falsifying documents?

In the bootlegging era of the 1920’s, Atlantic City was known for its booming success and questionable corruption.  While AC has experienced an unfortunate decline since the pandemic, the tendencies to engage in unethical activities seem to have withstood the test of time. A former Ocean Casino Resort executive has filed a lawsuit, claiming she was terminated from her position in retaliation for acting as a whistleblower.  She had questioned the submission of paperwork to the New Jersey gaming division, defining it as falsified.  In response to her concern, the director of the state agency suggested that the executive be removed from her position. Read more

No Crying, Or Lawsuits, in Kickball

Kicked out of a job

A required element of any sport is competition.  There are times, however, that competitiveness can get out of hand, especially in recreational kickball.  On August 6, the South Carolina teams, “Recreational Hazard” and the “Toe Jammers” went toe to toe for a grueling eight innings before the tension rose to an incredible high. A disputed call at home plate resulted in a debate between player, Michael Lockliear and umpire, Graylnn Moran Jr.  A couple of days later, the umpire received a text message from his supervisor, stating that a third party no longer wanted Moran to officiate games, and was therefore terminated from his position. Moran has since filed a lawsuit, claiming slander, conspiracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and tortious interference with a contract. Read more

College Politics Lead to Wrongful Termination Scandal

Administrators get schooled

Three separate agreements were recently finalized in an ongoing lawsuit against College of DuPage, one of the college’s board representatives, and the former interim President of the college. Following the September 2015 termination of two administrators at the college, the wrongful termination lawsuit was filed. Read more