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Employers Navigate Various State, Local Laws to Stay Compliant

Businesses risk employment practices claims if they don’t stay on top of changing state and municipal employment laws, according to Chris Williams, Employment Practices product manager for Travelers. In an interview with Claims Journal, Williams says firms with multiple locations …

Alabama High Court Tosses $1M Verdict Against Auto Parts Maker

The Alabama Supreme Court is ordering a new trial in a lawsuit that resulted in a more than $1 million judgment against an auto parts manufacturer. The justices on Friday sided with Guyoungtech USA, Inc. It makes parts in Conecuh …

PG&E Worker Wins $1M Whistleblower Lawsuit

A former power line worker for Pacific Gas & Electric has been awarded more than $1 million in a wrongful termination suit that claimed he was fired after making safety complaints. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports 44-year-old Matthew Niswonger filed …

Couple Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Idaho County

A northern Idaho couple has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Kootenai County. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports in a story on Saturday that the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene contends Kathy Pagano was improperly terminated …

Flag-Stomping South Carolina Teacher Gets $85K Not to Sue School

A South Carolina high school teacher removed from the classroom when he stomped on an American flag while discussing freedom is being paid $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge. The State newspaper obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act …

Texas Medical Liability Trust to Provide Free EPL Coverage to Policyholders

Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) announced that on Feb. 1, 2013, employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) will be added to all TMLT policies at no extra premium. EPLI covers lawsuits caused by several employment-related events, including harassment, discrimination, FMLA violations, …

Former Medical Director Sues Hawaii Clinic

The former medical director of a Hilo clinic claims in a lawsuit she was forced to resign for being a whistleblower. Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday Dr. Fatima Philips’ lawsuit claims she was stripped of her authority and forced to resign …

West Virginia Miner Says Alpha Fired Him for Enforcing Safety

A coal miner who says he was fired for enforcing safety standards that slowed down both production and the sealing of the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia is suing Alpha Natural Resources. The State Journal said Glen …

Judge Ends Pennsylvania Bus Driver’s Workplace Threat Suit

A federal judge has dismissed a Pennsylvania lawsuit filed by a fired Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus driver who claims he was wrongly fired after he was wrongly arrested for threatening the shoot up his workplace 10 days after a …

Ark.’s Heifer International, Ex-executive Settle Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a former Heifer International executive has been dismissed with the parties reaching a mediated settlement. Arkansas Business reported Monday that the Little Rock-based charity and former vice president Rafal Laski came to terms over Laski’s claim …