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Ruby Tuesday will pay $3 million settlement in FLSA unpaid overtime class action lawsuit

The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday agreed to pay $3 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed against the company under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The lawsuit alleged that Ruby Tuesday had violated the FLSA by failing to properly pay employees for the hours that they had worked and for denying employees overtime pay that they were entitled to receive under the law. Read the full article…

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Water Damage Lawsuit Filed On Behalf of Texas Homeowner by Heygood, Orr & Pearson

A lawsuit on behalf of an Austin, Texas homeowner whose property suffered water damage and flooding as a result of runoff from his neighbor’s property has been filed by the law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiffs’ neighbor diverted the flow of water through his property, causing damage to both their land and their home. Read the full article…

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Lawsuits Filed Against Life Partners Over Sale of Life Settlements Investments

The Securities and Exchange Commission has accused the life settlements company Life Partners and its executives with fraud in connection with the marketing of their investment product. Life Partners is also facing lawsuits from investors who have alleged that Life Partners fraudulently misrepresented the value of the investments which they were sold. Read the full article…

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Lawsuits Filed Over Complications from Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Implants

The Food and Drug Administration has warned that transvaginal surgical mesh implants used for patients with stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse may cause serious complications among women who are treated with these products. Read the full article…

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Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Table Saw Accident Victims

Thousands of Americans are injured each year in table saw accidents, causing amputations, tendon severance, and other serious injuries, according to data for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. More than 63,000 table saw injuries requiring medical attention occur in the U.S. each year, including at least 4,000 that result in amputation. Read the full article…

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2014 was a record year for the SEC whistleblower award program, agency says

In September, the Securities and Exchange Commission authorized an award of more than $30 million to a whistleblower who had provided information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. According to the SEC, the information provided by the whistleblower allowed the SEC to discover a substantial and ongoing fraud that otherwise would have been very difficult to detect. Read the full article…

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