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Jeffrey Freedman

KFC Breastfeeding Discrimination

KFC Breastfeeding Discrimination

By | Firm News

A jury in Delaware has found that a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee must pay a former employee over $1.5 million for workplace discrimination that ultimately made her unable to breastfeed her child. Autumn Lampkins filed the suit in U.S. District Court, alleging that her co-workers and supervisors at KFC and…

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Talc Bankruptcy

Talc Bankruptcy

By | Bankruptcy & Debt Relief

One of the suppliers of talc used by Johnson & Johnson is now applying for bankruptcy protection. This decision comes as a result of the multibillion-dollar lawsuits that allege Johnson and Johnson’s talc causes asbestos-related mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. The company declaring bankruptcy is Imerys Talc America. It says it…

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Toys R Us Comeback?

Toys R Us Comeback?

By | Bankruptcy & Debt Relief

Toys R Us’s lenders took over the store’s intellectual property when it liquidated last year. Such property includes the Babies R Us, Geoffrey, and Toys R Us brands. Some former Toys R Us executives are operating a company called Tru Kids, through which they intend to support those brands. Tru…

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Social Security Expansion

Social Security Expansion

By | Social Security Disability

The Democrats have taken over the House of Representatives, and they are poised to offer a progressive agenda. One proposal gaining traction is the Social Security 2100 Act, introduced by Reps. John Larson of Connecticut, Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania, and Jahana Hayes of Connecticut. Social Security became a part of…

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Social Security Strain

Social Security Strain

By | Social Security Disability

Since fiscal year 2010, Social Security has closed 67 field offices across rural and urban areas in America. These closures have resulted in limited access to the field offices still operating, increased wait-times at the offices and on the Social Security Administration’s hotline, and long delays for hearings and appeals….

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Hospital Readmission

By | Personal Injury

Ten years ago, when patients receiving Medicare benefits were discharged from the hospital, one in five of them returned within one month. In response, the Affordable Care Act shepherded in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. The program focused on heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia—three ailments with high readmission rates….

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VA Benefits for High Blood Pressure

VA Benefits for High Blood Pressure

By | VA Disability

New research is emerging that links wartime exposure to chemical defoliants with high blood pressure. If such links gain traction, tens of thousands of Vietnam-era veterans could find their federal disability benefits greatly expanded. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have concluded that “sufficient evidence” exists that links…

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Medical Bankruptcy Continues

Medical Bankruptcy Continues

By | Bankruptcy & Debt Relief

Despite passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), medical bills continue to be a leading contributor to financial ruin for many Americans. Earlier this month, the American Journal of Public Health published a study indicating that 530,000 families declare bankruptcy each year as a result of illness or medical bills….

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Spanish Nuclear Disaster Update

Spanish Nuclear Disaster Update

By | Firm News

The Department of Veterans Affairs will now be forced to identify how many troops have been exposed to radioactive debris stemming from a 1966 plane crash, thanks to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In January 1966, a B-52 crashed into a KC-135 off the coast of…

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EEOC Update

EEOC Update

By | Employment Discrimination

Before the end of last year, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). They reported increases in outreach and enforcement actions designed to prevent and remedy employment discrimination. The EEOC launched a nationwide online inquiry system that included…

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