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04/12/2015 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release)The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in an employment matter. Squyres v. Heico Cos., L.L.C., No. 13-11358 (Apr. 2, 2015), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/13/13-11358-CV0.pdf. As part of its ruling, the court examined whether the trial court abused its discretion in denying motions to continue the case and to allow a party the opportunity to amend his complaint.The court concluded…

04/09/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)Nebraska – A Catholic school’s decision not to renew the contract of a teacher due to his same-sex relationship may not be in violation of an anti-bias ordinance in Omaha experts say. According to an AP report, supporters of Matt Eledge, an English teacher and speech team coach say that the decision of Skutt Catholic High School is discriminatory; however,…

04/08/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)Hawaii – A woman who suffers from multiple myeloma was kicked off an Alaska Airlines flight after not presenting a doctor’s note clearing her to fly. According to a Huffington Post report, the cancer patient, Elizabeth Sedway of California, missed a chemotherapy appointment the following day after being forced to leave the flight that was set to travel from Hawaii…

04/09/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)Detroit – A Michigan teenager confessed to authorities that her mother had killed two of her siblings and put their bodies in a freezer. According to a report by the Associated Press (AP), the teen girl said that her mother forced her to help with putting one of the bodies in the freezer.The bodies of a 9-year-old son, Stephen Berry,…

04/08/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)Asia – The aviation industry in Asia has reportedly faced widespread growth in the last decade that is fraught with challenges for airline carriers and regulatory entities. Multiple aviation disasters have been reported in the past few years involving Asian airlines that have helped bring to light some of the issues such as the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.Pilot…

04/07/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)Texas – Enacted in 1999, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows residents of Texas to sue state and local government entities they feel have impeded on their rights concerning their religious beliefs or practices. Two lawmakers are now proposing changes to the law that some say they will not support, according to an Associated Press (AP) report.Opponents say that changes…

04/06/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // http://www.justicenewsflash.com/ // (press release)New York – Fans of Lucille Ball are calling for the removal of a statue that purportedly portrays an unflattering likeness of the late iconic star in her hometown. According to a WebProNews report, fans claim that the life-sized bronze statue that stands in Celoron, New York bears a closer resemblance to people like actor Steve Buscemi than Ball.The statue has been…

04/07/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)Australia – A borrowed makeup brush led to an Australian woman becoming partially paralyzed. According to a CBS News report, the woman, Jo Gilchrist, was diagnosed with an infection caused by a drug-resistant strain of staph called MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) after she began experiencing back pain and body numbness and forced to undergo emergency surgery. She had borrowed the…

04/07/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)Montana – A Montana man charged in connection with a phone cramming scam that racked up $70 million in unauthorized charges for individuals has pleaded guilty in the case. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, prosecutors say 59-year-old Steven Sann’s companies tricked customers into paying for services they did not give authorization for or receive.The case against the Stevensville…

04/05/2015 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse (Press Release) // Keith Clouse // (press release)The United States Supreme Court ruled on a pregnancy discrimination issue. Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No. 12-1226, __ U.S. __ (March 25, 2015), available at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/12-1226_k5fl.pdf. The plaintiff was required to lift up to 70 pounds as part of her job. When she became pregnant, her doctor advised her to lift no more than 20 pounds.…