Latest Personal Injury Law News

Insurers Faulted as Overloading Social Security (NYTimes.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Monday March 31st 2008, 11:40 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

Insurers are forcing many people who file disability claims with them to also apply to Social Security — even people who clearly do not qualify for the government program. [News Source]

‘Ecuador incursion’ into Colombia (BBC News)
Monday March 31st 2008, 9:06 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

Colombia condemns “an incursion by an Ecuadorean military helicopter” which Quito says was accidental.

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Top Scoops (Scoop.co.nz)
Monday March 31st 2008, 8:34 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. [News Source]

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS TO PAY $30.5 MILLION TO SETTLE SMARTALK TELESERVICES LITIGATION (Accounting Education)
Monday March 31st 2008, 7:20 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

Goldin Associates, LLC announced that it has settled a lawsuit brought on behalf of SmarTalk Teleservices against the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for its role in the failure of the once promising telecommunications company.

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Department of Justice Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against North Carolina A & T State University (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Monday March 31st 2008, 6:50 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into a consent decree with the University of North Carolina and its constituent institution, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, that, if approved and entered by the Court, will resolve a complaint of employment discrimination that was filed by the United States against the University under Title VII of the Civil ... [News Source]

Canada Supreme Court to Decide Limits to Environmental Class Actions (Environment News Service)
Monday March 31st 2008, 4:38 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada , March 31, 2008 (ENS) – Lawyers for two environmental groups intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada Thursday, challenging a Quebec Court of Appeal decision that could impair the rights of citizens to launch class action lawsuits over environmental nuisances.

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Sergeant files discrimination lawsuit against St. Lucie Sheriff Mascara (Fort Pierce Tribune)
Monday March 31st 2008, 4:08 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

Sgt. Edward Johnson, who is black, said he made a verbal complaint in February 2007 of “discrimination and harassment” against Capt. James York, who is white. York, he claimed, gave him an evaluation critical of his report writing without putting him on notice before issuing the evaluation. [News Source]