May 22, 2010
In what is being called the costliest settlement of its type in state history, the financially strapped Trial Court system must shell out $30 million in back wages to thousands of unionized clerical workers, the Herald has learned.
In a decision reached May 7, an arbitrator ruled that the Trial Court broke its contract with Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 6, by refusing to pay the negotiated 3 percent pay raises since 2007.
Article: Boston Herald.Com
A former safety consultant for BP asked a federal judge Monday to order the oil giant to cease oil production at its Atlantis platform in the Gulf, citing federal regulators’ failure to investigate potential dangers at the site — described by BP as the deepest off-shore well in the world.
On any other day, the lawsuit by Kenneth Abbott, a former safety contract engineer for BP, and Food & Water Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group, might go unnoticed.
An Oklahoma City attorney is asking the state’s Supreme Court to examine how licensing fees are paid and where they go.
Jerry Fent filed a lawsuit Monday saying the transfer of money paid for professional licenses to the state’s general fund violates the state constitution. Fent has filed a lawsuit against 18 state agencies and the state treasurer’s office.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston City Council members agreed Monday, a bit reluctantly, to settle a lawsuit rather than risk taking the case to trial.
Under the settlement, the city will pay Marjorie E. and Samuel Cavender $25,000. The Cavenders sued the city and several other parties in August 2008, nearly two years after Marjorie Cavender was injured when her Jeep was rammed head-on by a drug dealer who was fleeing police.
Article: The Charleston Gazette
The Bainbridge Island School District acknowledges that a former Bainbridge High School student was sexually harassed by classmates, but denies knowledge of “repeated incidents of malicious harassment” in its response to a lawsuit filed by a Bainbridge family.
Bainbridge residents Jay and Jan Webster, who filed the lawsuit in Kitsap County Superior Court in February, allege that their son, who has autism, was harassed and sexually assaulted more than 75 times by four high school students between September 2006 and January 2007. They also claim that the district ignored the family’s requests for remedial action.
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