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Workers Sue When Employers Retaliate It’s bad enough when workers are forced to file a harassment or discrimination claim against an employer. But some employers make it worse by badgering workers who complain. Workers who suffer the consequences for filing claims against their employers can also sue for retaliation — and not only get their jobs back, but also get back pay and punitive damages. Find Out More…   Talking Politics at Work Can Get You Fired Political disagreements can …

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Posted 5 years ago in Government Jury Awards Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
$85 Million to National Guard Vets Poisoned by KBR

Former National Guard soldiers who are lining up to sue KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for exposing them to toxins during the early days of the Iraq War got a big boost on Nov. 2 when a Portland, Ore. jury awarded 12 veterans of the Oregon Army National Guard a total of over $85 million. The jury agreed with the plaintiffs that U.S. government contractor KBR negligently exposed them to hexavalent chromium – a known carcinogen in the anticorrosion …

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Posted 5 years ago in Personal Injury by Jennifer King  
Residents Allege Radioactive Waste in River Caused Cancer

Were it not for the nearby rivers, St. Louis probably wouldn’t be the major metropolitan area that it is today. The Mississippi River flows past the city to the east, the Missouri-Mississippi confluence is to the north, the River Des Peres is toward the city’s southern border and the Meramec River forms the county’s southern border. Given the expanse of those rivers, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t notice Coldwater Creek, a stream that heads north from St. Louis Airport …

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