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Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Residents of a New York City apartment building are claiming in a lawsuit that construction on a neighboring office building caused their property to sink almost an inch into the ground, leading to cracks and separation in multiple apartment units and forcing some residents to move out, Commercial Observer recently reported. Filed in New York County Supreme Court by the…

Employees Sue Twitter, Saying Mass Layoff Came Without Enough Notice

Employees Sue Twitter, Saying Mass Layoff Came Without Enough Notice

A class-action lawsuit recently filed against Twitter Inc. alleges the company did not give employees the legally required notice before laying off 50% of its workforce. The mass layoff affected about 3,700 jobs and came days after Elon Musk acquired the company for $44 billion and began implementing various overhauls. Filed on Nov. 3 in a…

Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing

Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing

An architectural firm in Riverton, New Jersey, will pay $450,000 to settle a federal lawsuit over the design of eight senior living communities that allegedly did not meet accessibility requirements. According to a Sept. 28 consent order released by the Department of Justice, J. Randolph Parry Architects was accused of engaging in discrimination by failing to comply with Fair Housing…

Paul Newman’s Foundation Has ‘Lost Its Way,’ Daughters Allege in Lawsuit Against Actor’s Nonprofit

Paul Newman’s Foundation Has ‘Lost Its Way,’ Daughters Allege in Lawsuit Against Actor’s Nonprofit

Two daughters of the late Paul Newman have filed a lawsuit against their father’s nonprofit organization, claiming that the Newman’s Own Foundation has “lost its way” since their father’s death and is not preserving and honoring his legacy, CNN Business recently reported. Filed in Connecticut by sisters Susan and Nell Newman, the suit alleges breach of fiduciary duty by the…

Real Estate Market Overview

Real Estate Market Overview

Owning a home or purchasing a commercial building is no longer as affordable as it once was, which is one of the overriding trends impacting the real estate insurance market. While it has been tight the first half of 2022, rising interest rates may slow the overheated real estate sector a bit, further stabilizing it at a macro level. It…

New Report: 1 in 7 Physicians Used Alcohol or Controlled Substances at Work

New Report: 1 in 7 Physicians Used Alcohol or Controlled Substances at Work

A new report based on a survey of health care providers found that an alarming number of physicians have used alcohol or controlled substances while on the job. The survey, conducted by All Points North, revealed that 1 in 7 physicians admitted to consuming alcohol or using other controlled substances at work during the last three months, with more than…

Teacher Shortage Prompts New Staffing Tactics, Potentially Increasing Liability Risks

Teacher Shortage Prompts New Staffing Tactics, Potentially Increasing Liability Risks

As students head back into classrooms for the start of a new academic year, an ongoing teacher shortage in both the U.S. and Canada means many schools are operating with a high number of job vacancies — and, in some cases, turning to unusual hiring tactics to help fill the gaps. A new program in Florida will allow military veterans…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Management Liability

Ask the Expert Q&A: Management Liability

Wrongful termination allegations and shareholder lawsuits are among the numerous management liability risks companies may encounter. To learn more about these challenges and the corresponding insurance solutions, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Marvin Cigarroa, Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox, San Diego, California. What are some of the greatest management liability risks companies face today? M.C.: The management liability risks…

Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ Used Customers’ Voice Data for Targeted Ads, Lawsuit Alleges

Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ Used Customers’ Voice Data for Targeted Ads, Lawsuit Alleges

The voice assistant “Alexa” featured on Amazon’s Echo Dot and other devices has been collecting data on millions of customers without their knowledge and using it for targeted advertising, a new lawsuit against the company alleges. Filed June 8 in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, the lawsuit seeks class-action status and claims that Amazon…

Unvaccinated Engineer Sues Employer Over Alleged Retaliation, Discrimination

Unvaccinated Engineer Sues Employer Over Alleged Retaliation, Discrimination

A new lawsuit filed July 5 accuses Raytheon Technologies Corporation of retaliation and discrimination against an unvaccinated employee who was told he can no longer work from home. In the lawsuit, a principal electrical engineer alleges he was discriminated against by the defense technology company when it withdrew his permission to work from home and later suspended him for not…

College Soccer Player Awarded $111 Million After Injury, Missed Diagnosis

College Soccer Player Awarded $111 Million After Injury, Missed Diagnosis

Over $111 million in damages was recently awarded to a man who was reportedly left with \"catastrophic\" damage to his left leg after a surgery for a fracture he suffered while playing soccer in 2017. Anuj Thapa was 19 years old and a first-year student at St. Cloud State University when the accident occurred, sending him by ambulance to a…

Millions of Honeybees Killed in Delta Shipping Disaster

Millions of Honeybees Killed in Delta Shipping Disaster

Millions of honeybees tragically died on a hot airport tarmac in Atlanta after a series of mistakes that occurred while the bees were being shipped from California to Alaska. According to reports, the 800-pound shipment of bees could not be accommodated on its original Delta Air Lines flight due to an aircraft change that rerouted the bees to Atlanta, where…

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