March 23, 2010
Two months after former San Jose swim coach Andrew King was sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing girls he coached in the South Bay and the East Bay, the attorney for one of his victims is alleging King was part of a culture in youth swimming throughout the nation that ignores the swimmers’ cries for help.
San Jose attorney B. Robert Allard outlines the alleged widespread abuse within USA Swimming in an amended lawsuit filed late Thursday in Santa Clara County Superior Court. Representatives of USA Swimming could not immediately be reached for comment.
Read Article: Mercury News.Com
The family of a 13-year-old boy says it’s suing the city of Lynn for $35 million, claiming it failed to protect him from a school bully who allegedly shoved him down a staircase, leaving him wheelchair-bound.
In a notice sent to eight city officials, attorneys for Mathew Mumbauer and his family claim administrators and teachers at Brickett Elementary School ignored the relentless bullying that allegedly culminated in an assault that left him with a permanent spinal injury.
Read Article: The Boston Herald.Com
CONCORD — A former public works employee has filed a sex discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the city, claiming sexist managers forced her to work excessive hours and prevented her from succeeding at her job in the six months she worked there.
The city says an independent investigator found the claims by maintenance supervisor Tracie Simpson were baseless.
Separately, earlier this year an arbitration judge ruled that the city inappropriately fired another public works employee in 2007, according to a source with knowledge of the confidential personnel matter.
Read Article: Mercury News.Com
Elderly and disabled residents at two Des Moines apartment buildings say a persistent infestation of bedbugs has scarred their bodies, attacked their health and isolated them in homes with less and less furniture.
A class-action lawsuit filed this week in Polk County District Court alleges that more than 250 people have suffered “unconscionable and substandard living conditions” at Ligutti Tower and Elsie Mason Manor and that management of the apartment buildings has responded with only minimal efforts to kill the bugs.
Read Article: Des Moines Register
The long-awaited trial in a class-action suit against a barge company that spilled oil into Buzzards Bay seven years ago is scheduled to begin today in Plymouth Superior Court, reports the Cape Cod Times.
Residents of Mattapoisett brought suit in September 2004, claiming their property lost value in April 2003 when nearly 100,000 gallons of thick No. 6 bunker oil spilled from the torn hull of Bouchard Co. barge No. 120 into the bay.
Read Article: Boston Herald.Com
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