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SuperValu grocery chain reports June/July payment card data breach

Published August 18, 2014 CST

Supermarket wholesaler and retailer SuperValu Inc. has reported that credit card data may have been stolen from 180 of its stores over a more than three-week period beginning in June.

OSHA orders Mich. asphalt firm to pay nearly $1M, rehire 3 fired workers

Published August 19, 2014 CST

A Michigan asphalt company has been ordered by OSHA to pay almost $1 million in compensation and reinstate three employees who were terminated for raising safety concerns.

Injured worker who had just quit wins appeal for workers comp

Published August 12, 2014 CST

A Pennsylvania health care firm must pay workers compensation benefits to a former employee who was injured shortly after resigning from his job, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Monday.

Community Health Systems says personal data stolen in cyber attack

Published August 18, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. said personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by hackers from its computer network.

Fired cop's award overturned because ADHD not severe, says court

Published August 19, 2014 CST

A terminated police officer who was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was not sufficiently impaired to be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, said an appeals court.

Rail firm poorly audited before Canada disaster: Report

Published August 19, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — The Canadian government did not adequately audit the rail company at the center of last year’s Lac-Megantic oil-by-rail disaster in which 47 people died, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said on Tuesday.

Firm that only let woman truck drivers train with other women biased: Judge

Published August 19, 2014 CST

A federal judge has ruled that a trucking company violated federal law by discriminating against female truck driver applicants when it required they be trained only by other women, said the EEOC.

Oil spill from power plant closes 15-mile stretch of Ohio River

Published August 19, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — The U.S. Coast Guard closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River on Tuesday after at least five thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled from a 60-year-old power plant owned by Duke Energy 20 miles east of Cincinnati.

Brand name drugmakers liable for generics: Alabama high court rules again

Published August 18, 2014 CST

The Alabama Supreme Court has reaffirmed its controversial ruling that brand-name drugmakers can be held liable for injuries caused by drugs produced by generic manufacturers.

Protecting the nation's electric grid from terrorist attacks is a top priority

Published August 17, 2014 CST

Regulations proposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to protect the nation's electric grid are mainly prompted by an armed attack last year that knocked out high-voltage transformers in California.

Alliant's ProQuest launches entertainment practice

Published August 12, 2014 CST

Newport Beach, California-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc.’s ProQuest division has launched an entertainment practice to provide targeted insurance and risk management services to law firms in the entertainment field.

FMLA-related notices should not be sent by regular mail: Court

Published August 07, 2014 CST

Employers should not be sending mandated FMLA notices by regular mail, says an appeals court in reversing a ruling in which an employee claimed she had never received the notice.

Pet food company settles EEOC pregnancy discrimination suit for $30,000

Published July 29, 2014 CST

A pet food manufacturer that fired a lab technician an hour after learning she was pregnant, citing safety concerns for both mother and baby, has agreed to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pregnancy discrimination case for $30,000.