Big Bank Whistleblower Files Lawsuit

Posted in Wrongful Termination at 2:17 pm by kevin

A former employee and whistleblower of alleged fraudulent practices has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Deutsche Bank AG. The former employee Gary DeDilectis said he repeatedly pointed out to his banking superiors potential fraudulent practices and was fired without warning as a result.

According to Fox Business, “Gary DeDilectis, who worked as a director of equity operations and asset servicing at the bank for more than four years, alleged that the bank violated the whistleblower protections of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

“In his lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, DeDilectis contended he was fired in January 2012 after repeatedly telling his superiors about ‘potentially fraudulent conduct’ by Deutsche Bank. His job was terminated ‘without warning or any explanation,’ he said.”

The lawsuit states that during the Thanksgiving 2011 break, bank systems were upgraded and as a result over $1 million in overcharges went to various clients who were unaware of the costs.


Dan Rather Sues CBS News for Wrongful Termination

Posted in Wrongful Termination at 7:36 am by kevin

Dan Rather has decided to sue CBS News for $70 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit. The celebrity journalist left the news division in June 2006 after a 60-Minutes Memogate scandal cost several colleagues their jobs and Rather his reputation.

Memogate centered around President Bush and his time in the Texas Air National Guard and some dubious documents that were provided as evidence. The lawsuit claims that parent company Viacomm violated the terms of the contract with Dan Rather and also sought to tarnish his reputation and his ability to seek reemployment.


Minnesota 35W Bridge Lawsuits Likely

Posted in Wrongful Termination at 4:51 pm by kevin

As soon as the Minnesota Interstate 35W Bridge collapsed, there was an immediate call from the public regarding who was responsible for this tragedy. While the cause and responsibility of the bridge collapse may be 6 months to 1 year away as investigators put together the pieces of what had happened, initial reports say that lawsuits are immanent.

Private contractors and insurers could face hundreds of millions of dollars in wrongful death lawsuits and to a much lesser extent, the government could face a much smaller payout as well. Minnesota state’s liability is limited to $1 million total in the incident. Besides wrongful death, other insurance claims will most likely involve auto claims, property damage, worker’s compensation and even business interruption.


O.J. Simpson Book Rights Go to Goldman’s

Posted in Wrongful Termination at 7:29 am by kevin

In Florida, a Federal bankruptcy judge’s court-appointed trustee has awarded Fred Goldman the rights to O. J. Simpson’s unpublished book titled “If I Did It.” The awarding of rights will help with the $38 million wrongful death lawsuit that the Brown’s and Goldman’s had previously won, but have barely collected upon.

The Brown’s who stepped into the book lawsuit at the last minute will be awarded 10-percent of the proceeds of the sale of the Simpson chronicles with the Goldman’s being awarded the remainder. Fred Goldman and Denise Brown are currently at odds as to whether the book should be published at all.

Fred Goldman at first did not want “If I Did It” published and took legal action to have it blocked from sale. Goldman has changed his stance since then, but Denise Brown has stated that she believes copycat killings will result from the publishing of the book and thus does not want the manuscript to be made public.


Father of Fatally Injured St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Sues

Posted in Wrongful Termination at 4:39 pm by kevin

The father of fatally injured St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher, Josh Hancock, is suing a restaurant owned by another former St. Louis Cardinal. Dean Hancock has decided to sue Mike Shannon’s Restaurant over the wrongful death of his son according to the state’s dram shop liability laws.

The lawsuit is for more than $25,000 from the restaurant who was allegedly serving Josh Hancock drinks for 3 ½ hours after a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game had ended on April 28. Josh Hancock afterwards was driving 68 mph in a 55 mph zone and hit the back of a tow truck as he was talking on a cell phone with his blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

The tow truck company, Eddie’s Towing and the driver of the stalled car that was being towed are also named in the lawsuit.