Former Church Hill Middle School Student’s Racial Bullying Lawsuit Settled in Groundbreaking Case

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. – A lawsuit alleging racial bullying at Church Hill Middle School has been settled after school officials were accused of ignoring the issue. The settlement was approved by a U.S. District Court in Greeneville. The lawsuit was filed by the mother of a former student, who claimed that her child had been verbally and physically assaulted at the school by peers due to his race. The alleged incidents occurred in 2021, when the student was in eighth grade. According to court documents, the settlement includes a payment of $110,000 from the school … Read more

Justice Served: Jury Finds Levon Wright Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Fatal Tallahassee Stabbing

Tallahassee, FL – A man has been convicted of second-degree murder for the brutal stabbing of another man at a convenience store in Tallahassee in 2021. Levon Wright, 31, from Delaware Street, was found guilty by a jury after a brief deliberation on Thursday. The jury rejected the defense’s argument that Wright had acted in self-defense, claiming that the victim had been attempting to rob him at the time. The State Attorney’s Office released a statement announcing the verdict. The incident occurred at the Time Saver convenience store on West Brevard Street, where Tallahassee police … Read more

Sunscreen Lawsuits Soar as Johnson & Johnson Faces Multiple Recalls for Benzene Contamination

Sunscreen recall lawsuits have surged against Johnson & Johnson after the discovery of benzene in their products. The company has recalled five major brands of Neutrogena and Aveeno spray-on sunscreens as a result. It is anticipated that thousands more lawsuits will be filed against Johnson & Johnson, potentially involving other manufacturers as well. These lawsuits are expected to be consolidated into a new “class-action” MDL. The presence of benzene, a known human carcinogen, in sunscreen is a cause for concern. Benzene, a byproduct of crude oil, is highly carcinogenic and has been linked to the … Read more

Navigating the Changing Landscape: State Privacy Laws Impact Healthcare Companies Outside of HIPAA

January 5, 2024 (City, State) – As new consumer privacy laws continue to emerge across the United States, healthcare companies not regulated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must stay informed in order to effectively navigate this evolving landscape and ensure compliance. In particular, healthcare organizations such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device companies, and consumer-directed digital health companies need to understand if these state privacy laws apply to them. Several states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah, have enacted laws to address the gaps in comprehensive federal consumer privacy legislation. While … Read more