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Archives for: June 26th, 2017

Explosion at GM Plant Kills One, Injures Five

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 26, 2017

The July 2014 chemical explosion at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana that left a contractor dead and five people injured was another example of the devastation that can occur when people work in hazardous environments.

The explosion involved a chlorine dioxide tank, which not only created the explosion, but…Read More

Supreme Court Ruling Puts Plaintiffs in Talc Lawsuits at Disadvantage

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 26, 2017

The US Supreme Court’s recent ruling concerning injury lawsuits could work in favor of Johnson & Johnson concerning the lawsuits the company faces regarding its talc-based hygiene products. There are currently more than 5900 claims against the company filed by women and their families who claim Johnson & Johnson failed…Read More

Second Explosion at Midland Resource Recovery Kills One

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 26, 2017

Just one month after an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery that killed two people and severely injured a third, a second explosion has taken the life of another employee. And much like the prior incident, the explosion occurred as the worker was attempting to clean a tank.

Chief Depuy Brett Carpenter…Read More

Victoria’s Secret Settles Wage Lawsuit with Employees

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 22, 2017

Lingerie, clothing, and beauty retailer Victoria’s Secret recently agreed to pay employees $12 million to settle a class action claim filed against the company regarding its “call-in” scheduling policy. The class was made up of approximately 40,000 employees unhappy with their ambiguous work schedules.

The lawsuit was originally filed in 2014…Read More

School District Faces Lawsuit after Student Injured at Bus Stop

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 22, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed against the Wake County school system in North Carolina regarding a child hit by a teen driver near a school bus stop. Sixth grader Michael Burgess suffered multiple injuries trying to cross the road to his school bus stop in September 2014 when the driver…Read More

House Fire Might Have Been Related to Generator; Investigation Underway

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 22, 2017

Eighty-four year old William Burton Phillips, Sr. was recently killed in a Pennsylvania house fire. Phillips’ wife survived, but had to be hospitalized for her injuries. Investigators are now trying to determine what caused the fire.

Fire emergency was called to the Phillips Peters Township home just before 11 pm on…Read More

Cap on Nursing Home Abuse Awards Could Hurt Victims

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 15, 2017

Abuse and neglect of nursing home victims happens more than anyone wants to admit. Statistics show at least one in three nursing home residents are harmed during their time in a facility and in most cases, the harm is entirely preventable.

When abuse or neglect occurs, nursing home residents and their…Read More

MSHA Voluntary Training

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 15, 2017

A voluntary training initiative was recently launched by federal mine safety officials after several recent fatal coal mining incidents. Four of the incidents occurred in West Virginia. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) assured mining officials that the training isn’t “… intended as an enforcement effort” and is not…Read More

Uber under Fire for Sexual Harassment

Written by HeavensLawFirm on June 15, 2017

The ride-hail company Uber recently fired 20 employees after the company came under fire for sexual harassment, which was part of an ongoing investigation into a “climate and culture” of mistreatment of employees, contractors, and customers.

Announcement of the terminations, some of which included senior executives and affected mostly employees at…Read More

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