Heat Stroke

The family of a woman who was severely injured after suffering heat stroke during a jogging class at California State University San Bernardino reached a $39.5 million settlement with the university system. The system also agreed to implement a system-wide policy for heat illness prevention. The woman suffered a brain injury, cardiac arrest, multisystem organ failure and her cognitive function remains “severely imparied.”

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Settlement Scuffle

In a suit arising from employment discrimination claims against IBM brought by an employee who said he was fired for being deaf, the Second Circuit ruled a lower court properly denied the former employee’s request to reopen the case, which was settled for $207,000. The employee claims his attorneys miscommunicated to him in American Sign Language and he thought the settlement amount was $207 million.

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