Abusive Cops Keep Their Jobs Through Arbitration

An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive force and stealing from suspects, while a Texas lieutenant was terminated five times after being accused of striking two women, making threatening calls and committing other infractions.

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Elder Financial Abuse

The Ninth Circuit reversed the denial of Brookdale Senior Living’s motion to compel a resident to arbitrate his elder financial abuse, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and California Business and Professions Code claims, finding they are founded on a residency agreement. Brookdale operates more than 800 senior living and retirement communities in the U.S.

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The Trump Corporation

A federal court in New York denied The Trump Corporation’s motion to compel arbitration of a class action suit alleging it – and the president and three of his children – received payment to endorse a multi-level marketing company that allegedly defrauded its independent salespeople. The court ruled the class members did not agree to arbitrate with the corporation and were unaware that it was affiliated with the company.

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Judge Scolds Lyft and Labor Rights Advocates in Sick Pay Dispute

Rejecting an emergency request to make Lyft give sick pay to its drivers, a federal judge in California on Tuesday scolded labor rights lawyers for exploiting a pandemic to advance a lawsuit “riddled with defects” but also chided the rideshare company for blatantly violating state labor laws.

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