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Etowah County Jail in Alabama Accused of Denying Medical Care for Pregnant Inmates

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice  Pregnancy Justice has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama jail alleging mistreatment of a pregnant detainee which put mother and baby at serious risk. The advocacy group further exposes years of neglect and civil rights violations at the facility. In a new civil rights lawsuit filed by advocacy [...]

2023-11-06T08:52:23-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights, Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Comments Off on Etowah County Jail in Alabama Accused of Denying Medical Care for Pregnant Inmates

Forced Arbitration Bill Passes House

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice In a tremendous victory for many plaintiffs, the U.S. House voted to pass legislation known as the FAIR Act geared towards ending forced arbitration for victims of civil rights violations and injustice. After years of efforts, this is a huge step forward for consumers, workers, small businesses, and [...]

2024-01-24T12:54:01-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Comments Off on Forced Arbitration Bill Passes House

$2.2 Million Settlement Reached After Transgender Inmate Hangs Herself

Following the death of a transgender inmate, a family has been awarded one of the largest wrongful death settlements in the history of Georgia’s prison system. The $2.2 million civil settlement was granted to the family of a woman who had a history of mental illness and hung herself while in solitary confinement four years [...]

2022-02-11T10:29:32-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Comments Off on $2.2 Million Settlement Reached After Transgender Inmate Hangs Herself

Paperbacks To Podcasts: Expand Your Civil Rights Library, Vol. 1

Dirty Linen: How Women Sued the Reader's Digest and Changed History, by Elaine Auerbach Dirty Linen is an everywoman manifesto and a gentle tutorial on fundamental civil rights activism by the working mom next door. Set in Westchester County, New York in the 1970’s, Reader’s Digest was, at the time, a staple in every household [...]

2022-02-11T10:41:19-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Comments Off on Paperbacks To Podcasts: Expand Your Civil Rights Library, Vol. 1

California Law Revived: Ninth Circuit Partially Upholds Ban on Mandatory Arbitration 

In 2019, California Governor Newsom signed bill AB-51 into law. The new law effectively allowed employees to bring employment-related claims to court instead of mandated arbitration. One year later, when certain business groups attempted to challenge the law, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the law. She held that [...]

2022-02-11T10:30:59-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Comments Off on California Law Revived: Ninth Circuit Partially Upholds Ban on Mandatory Arbitration