A fired worker sued and won $5.7 million against his employer for wrongful termination
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A fired worker sued and won $5.7 million against his employer for wrongful termination

Workers suing their former companies for wrongful termination and discrimination are increasingly adding defamation claims to their lawsuits. The defamation claim often alleges that companies gave false reasons for firing a worker.  About 60 to 70 percent of the wrongful termination and harassment cases include defamation claims, “whether or not they’re appropriate.” A defamation claim made…

Mobile App Records Police During Drunken-driving Stops and Will Call Lawyer For You Automatically
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Mobile App Records Police During Drunken-driving Stops and Will Call Lawyer For You Automatically

A fledgling smartphone application could put lawyers in contact with potential clients in drunken-driving cases almost before they are ticketed. Known as the Duey Dialer, it allows a driver to activate audio recording of a traffic stop at the touch of a button.  The app also automatically contacts an attorney with drunken-driving expertise if it…