Scott County School Board Candidate’s Lawsuit Dismissed Due to Failure to Follow Election Challenge Protocol

ELDRIDGE, Iowa – A candidate’s lawsuit challenging the outcome of her failed bid for the Pleasant Valley School Board has been dismissed by a judge in Scott County. The judge ruled that the candidate failed to follow the proper procedure for filing an election challenge as required by state law. Tracey Rivera, an incumbent board member, ran in the election as a write-in candidate due to an issue with her nominating petition. On Election Day, she was declared the loser by a margin of six votes. However, a subsequent recount by a three-member panel resulted … Read more

Indiana Jury Awards $11 Million in Landmark Medical Malpractice Case: Failure to Diagnose Led to Leg Amputation

Elkhart, Indiana – A Michigan man and his wife have been awarded over $11 million by an Indiana jury after accusing a doctor of failing to diagnose a painful limb issue that ultimately led to the amputation of the man’s leg. The couple filed a civil suit against Dr. James Shoemaker Jr., alleging that he failed to identify critical limb ischemia in Mychajlo Hajdaj’s right leg in January 2015. Critical limb ischemia refers to a blockage of the arteries in the lower extremities. Denying the allegations, Dr. Shoemaker, Elkhart General Hospital, and Elkhart Emergency Physicians … Read more

Val Verde School District Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Failure to Protect Students from a Predatory Teacher

Val Verde school district in California faces a lawsuit alleging that it failed to protect students from a teacher who engaged in predatory behavior. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of multiple students, claims that the district did not take adequate measures to ensure the safety of its students. According to the lawsuit, the teacher in question engaged in inappropriate and sexual conduct with students, leading to emotional distress and harm. The plaintiffs argue that the school district was aware of the teacher’s behavior, yet failed to take appropriate action. The lawsuit further alleges that the … Read more

Passengers File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Boeing After Critical Failure on Alaska Airlines Flight

PORTLAND, Ore. – Passengers on Alaska Airlines flight 1282 have decided to take legal action against Boeing after a door plug blew off the plane last week. A Seattle-based law firm filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the passengers, alleging that the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft experienced a critical failure during takeoff. The incident occurred on Friday, Jan. 5, and forced the flight to make an emergency return landing at Portland International Airport (PDX). Flight 1282 departed from PDX at around 4:30 p.m. The door plug blew out of the aircraft at approximately … Read more