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  • Immigrant travel before Trump inaguration

    January 11, 2016 In June 2012, the Obama administration enacted a policy called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This policy permits certain immigrants who entered the country illegally before June 2007 and their 16th birthday to receive a work permit and gives them a two-year deportation grace period—deferred action—renewable every two years. In […]

  • Juveniles Adult Court Transfer

    December 31, 2016 All juveniles will now have the right to a hearing before they are transferred to adult court, according to new California legislation passed on Nov. 9, 2016. However, implementing the law means that nearly everyone in the legal system will need to go through extensive training. New services for young offenders who […]

  • Florida Workers Compensation

    December 20, 2016 Mere days before a scheduled workers’ compensation price increase, a Florida judge halted the increase because of reported legal violations. Another state agency vowed to appeal. Earlier in 2016, the state determined that some parts of Florida’s workers’ compensation laws were unconstitutional. The National Council on Compensation Insurance, which handles rates proposals, […]

  • Lane-Splitting motorcyclist lawsuit

    December 13, 2016 A Los Angeles County jury awarded $3.7 million to a motorcyclist who suffered multiple injuries in a 2014 vehicular accident in a case that demonstrates how comparative negligence functions in the state. The case involved lane splitting and applied recently passed legislation in California, which affected the compensation amount. The defendant drove […]

  • $27 Million Workers' Compensation Settlement

    In August 2016, a jury awarded a man’s family nearly $27 million in a workers’ compensation case after he lost his life when he fell 30 feet while at work and suffered a head injury after part of a wall collapsed. The case highlighted the importance of shared liability, workers’ compensation involvement and responsibility in […]

  • Target lawsuit

    November 23, 2016 In September 2016, a South Carolina jury ruled to give a woman more than $4.6 million after a needle pricked her outside a Target. Prior to the civil lawsuit, the woman’s attorney had submitted a settlement offer for $12,000, which was rejected by Target. In May 2014, Carla Denise Anderson parked in […]

  • $1.9 Million Settlement Sandra Bland

    November 9, 2016 In September 2016, parties agreed to a $1.9 million settlement in the case of Sandra Bland, a woman who lost her life after incarceration in a Texas jail during the summer of 2015. The courts awarded the money to her mother, Geneva Reed-Veal. While officials are questioning the finality of the agreement, […]

  • Nurses win 2.8 million discrimination lawsuit

    October 18, 2016 On Aug. 19, 2016, a jury ruled in favor of two former straight nurses from the Community Hospital of Long Beach, awarding them $2.8 million after they suffered harassment and discrimination from a fellow nurse, an openly homosexual male. Taking slightly more than a day to reach their decision, the Los Angeles […]

  • 2.3 Million verdict los angeles retiree

    October 6, 2016 In June 2016, a Los Angeles jury awarded a retired man $2.3 million after a city employee ran over him, resulting in serious injuries. The victim, Jonathan Soto, 66, suffered fractures to four vertebrae and a broken pelvis in the Feb. 4, 2014 incident. Soto filed the lawsuit against the truck driver, […]

  • HP Age Discrimination Lawsuit

    September 25, 2016 A complaint filed in U.S. District Court against the tech conglomerate Hewlett-Packard in August 2016 alleges that the company discriminated against older employees. The company began downsizing in 2012 amid restructuring, eventually laying off more than 80,000 employees. However, the workers have claimed that they were specifically targeted due to their age. […]

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