In the News (Thursday)
The company's got heart. Lead Toys Settlement. Looks like a good situation all around--adequate compensation and new safety systems in place to help prevent this from happening in the future. Nice.
Be still, my heart. 9th Circuit represents consumers' interests. The 9th Cir. Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that cellphone customers could sue T-mobile, and that the company couldn't avoid consumer claims by using "substantively unconscionable" contract terms like the class action waiver and arbitration clause at issue under Washington State law in this case.
Home is where the heart is. The DOJ settled a housing discrimination lawsuit against Boston company Pine Properties, Inc. and six affiliates, alleging racial/national origin discrimination against Cambodian American applicants who--based on the Justice Department's fair housing testing program--had to jump through more hoops than white applicants in order to rent.
Not for the faint of heart. Ugh. A terrible case of alleged hospital negligence leads to a lawsuit. Reader discretion advised here, truly a tragic story.