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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against AT&T Mobility for Overtime Pay

A class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania, against AT&T Mobility. The suit alleges the carrier violated the Labor Standards Act by refusing to pay overtime to a former corporate recruiter and possibly others.The lead plaintiff was a regional corporate recruiter/staffing coordinator from May 9, 2007, to November 30, 2007.”AT&T’s refusal to authorize payment for…

Richard Schulte

Ohio Supreme Court; Damages Law

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a state law last Thursday that limits how much a person injured by a defective product can collect in pain-and-suffering damages, reversing its stance on this important issue.Attorneys representing injured people and companies that support the concept of caps have followed the lawsuit filed by Melisa Arbino, a Cincinnati property manager, over the Ortho Evra Birth…

Richard Schulte

Stun Gun Used on Pregnant Woman

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether a policeman violated a pregnant woman’s civil rights when he used a stun gun to subdue her, authorities in this Dayton suburb said Thursday.The woman had gone to the police department Nov. 18 asking police to take custody of her 1-year-old son, but tried to leave with the child after the officer started asking her questions, said Michael…

Richard Schulte

Lead recalls

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of three products containing excessive levels of lead. The products, which are being voluntarily recalled, include tabletop puppet theatres, bookmarks, and Halloween skull pails.The CPSC warns that paint used on parts of these products contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard and that…

Richard Schulte

Heart Attacks in Kids

A report from Ohio doctors documenting nine cases over 11 years in kids as young as 12 says heart attacks in children are a rare but under-recognized problem. Dan Meter was among nine children included in a report by Drs. John Lane and Giora Ben-Shachar at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio. All were stricken between 1995 and 2006 and most were treated at the Akron hospital. Lane treated…

Richard Schulte

Tainted-Beef Recalled for E. coli

The Topps Meat Co.’s massive recall of frozen hamburger beef, it may have sickened 25 people in eight states.The food recall is the latest in a rash of E. coli-related callbacks this year, including tainted spinach and salad mixes. The USDA said it is unable to explain why there have been so many outbreaks.If you find any of the recalled meat in your freezer, the safest thing to do is throw it…

Richard Schulte

Thai air crash kills 88

A budget airliner crashed while trying to land in driving rain and swirling wind, killing 89 people, 55 of them foreigners. A Forensic team from Israel will be arriving Tuesday.Three years after Phuket saw the largest forensic operation in history, Thai and foreign experts will join forces to identify the charred bodies from Sunday’s plane crash on the Thai resort island.For more information on…

Richard Schulte

City of Dayton refuses to budge on residency restrictions

Dayton has nearly double the population of Canton, but the two cities share many of the same struggles. Both have lost manufacturing jobs over the last two decades and experienced a steady decline in population. Poor performing school districts in both communities helped fuel a lament by city employees over forced residency. Only in Canton, city employees won.City officials in Dayton aren’t…

Richard Schulte

Update: 3 Rescue workers killed in second cave-in

The search for six missing miners was abruptly halted after a second cave-in killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach them.The cave-in at 6:39 p.m. was believed to be caused by what seismologists call a “mountain bump,” in which shifting ground forces chunks of rock from the walls. Seismologists say such a bump caused the Aug….

Richard Schulte

Miners still not found after 3rd hole drilled

Another attempt to sink a video camera inside a coal mine where six miners have been trapped since a collapse a week ago yielded no signs of life. The camera was paired with better lighting, but still only saw about 15 feet when it was lowered into the mine. Two holes have already been drilled about 1,800 feet down into the mountain containing the mine. The first is a 2½-inch wide hole that…