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Feds Sue Arkansas Insurer Over Fired Employee Who Had A Baby

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The federal government is suing a Little Rock-based insurance company over the firing of a worker who had just had a baby. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Little Rock against …

Md. Court Finds Tyson Foods Liable in Farm Worker’s Lung Disease Claim

Tyson Foods is known for its chickens, but the company says all of its poultry is raised by independent farmers. A decision by a Maryland appellate court last week calls that independence into question. The Court of Special Appeals ruled …

Michigan Court: Icy Lot Couldn’t Be Avoided at UP Lodge

A woman who was just days away from leaving a job at an Upper Peninsula lodge can sue her former employer over her broken leg in an icy parking lot. An Alger County judge dismissed the case after the Cherrywood …

Nebraska Court Reassesses Liability in Man’s Fall

The Nebraska Supreme Court has released a sign company from liability for an accident that injured an employee who fell 30 feet and landed head first on a gymnasium floor. In a ruling released Friday, the court upheld the liability …

Michigan Woman Sues Over Wagon Accident

An employee of a Michigan market who was paralyzed from the waist down after being run over by a horse-drawn wagon during a hayride has filed a lawsuit. AnnArbor.com reports 23-year-old Mary Armbruster of Ann Arbor sued Tuesday in Washtenaw …

Former Lousiana Parish Employee Sues

A former Terrebonne Parish employee has filed suit in federal court claiming she was fired because of her age. The suit says Barbara Dupre, 42, worked in the Terrebonne Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, from January 2002 to …

Accident at Texas Instruments Facility Kills Worker

An industrial accident at a Texas Instruments chip fabrication unit in the Dallas area has left a worker dead. Richardson police Sgt. Kevin Perlich on Tuesday identified the victim as 54-year-old Roy Aguilar of Dallas. Perlich says firefighters Monday responded …

1 Employee Treated for Smoke in Vegas, Nevada Casino Fire

Officials say a casino employee was treated for smoke inhalation after a weekend fire in a restaurant grease duct at a Las Vegas Strip resort. A Clark County spokeswoman says firefighters quickly doused the fire a little before 9 a.m. …

Feds Sue Texas Firm for Firing 600-Pound Employee

The federal government has filed suit against BAE Systems alleging the company has violated disability laws by firing a morbidly obese employee at its Houston-area plant. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit says the Virginia-based firm that makes military vehicles …

Montana Jury Awards $2M in Injury Lawsuit Against Railroad

A jury has awarded a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway employee $2 million in a lawsuit over a 2001 back injury that required surgery and causes chronic pain. The jury returned the verdict Friday after a trial before District Judge …