Girl Gets $75K for Mechanical Dinosaur Injuries

Witnessing a dinosaur egg hatching must be a magical moment. Until, that is, you’re punched on the chin by a mechanical arm. That’s what happened to a young girl visiting Universal Orlando in 2013, and she and her family finally settled a lawsuit against the theme park, for $75,000. Jurassic Lawsuit According to Orlando Weekly, …

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Were Grand Canyon Visitors Exposed to Radiation?

“If you were in the Museum Collections Building (bldg 2C) between the year 2000 and June 18, 2018, you were ‘exposed’ to uranium by OSHA’s definition.” Not exactly something you want to hear after your vacation to the Grand Canyon, but that’s what the park’s health and safety manager is claiming. Elston “Swede” Stephenson says …

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Louisiana ‘Cancer Alley’ Victims Take Legal Action Over Environmental Racism

An 85-mile stretch of land along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, once home to beautiful plantations and robust agriculture, is now known as Cancer Alley. This area in St. James Parish’s District 5 was mostly residential, but is now dotted with petrochemical companies. When residents united to block the building of …

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Illegal Butt-Lift Doc Facing Homicide Charges

Third time’s a charm, and perhaps this time, the sentencing will be more severe. Whalesca Castillo has been arrested for manslaughter in the death of Lesbia Ayala, a resident of Philadelphia who had traveled to the Bronx to have Castillo perform a “butt lift” without a medical license. Castillo has also been charged with criminally …

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Asylum-Seeking Kids Win Class Action in Health Care Lawsuit

The mental health of migrant children trumps the federal government shutdown, hands-down, according to a Los Angeles federal court judge. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee certified the class of detained asylum-seeking migrant children requesting mental health aid, and firmly dismissed the government’s request to delay the suit until after the federal shutdown has ended. Noting …

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Facebook Content Moderator Developed PTSD, Suit Claims

It is no secret that Facebook users upload thousands of videos and images each year that are filtered out, based on obscenity and decency guidelines. Just like there’s no tooth fairy, there’s no content fairy. Almost all of Facebook’s uploaded content is screened by contracted content moderator workers, and some of them have been emotionally …

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Florida Man Claims ‘Free Alcohol’ at Music Fest Led to Fall, Injuries

Like any experienced music festival attendee, Michael Ryan, of Panama City Beach, Florida, purchased VIP tickets for the Gulf Coast Jam country music festival in 2014. That gave Ryan access to unlimited quantities of free alcohol in the VIP area. And like any experienced litigant, Ryan doesn’t explicitly admit to consuming any of that free …

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Top 5 Tips for Suing After a Disaster

Accidents and natural disasters may seem inevitable or like an act of God. But that doesn’t mean that all injuries stemming from a disaster are unavoidable, or that someone isn’t liable for the accident itself. Determining that liability, however, and recovering for your injuries, can be complicated. Here are some tips if you’ve been injured …

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