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Employment law case alleges discrimination, wrongful termination

Most people in Tennessee who work realize that they could be fired if their job performance does not meet the expectations of their supervisors. However, they do not expect to be terminated for reporting malfunctioning equipment or following established company procedures. Unfortunately, a recently filed employment law case make allegations of wrongful termination and racial discrimination.

The plaintiff is an African immigrant. He claims that his former employer, Nyzak Delivery Inc, as well as the company's owner violated employment law. According to court papers, the man began working as a courier and driver for the company in Nov. 2014. While employed there, he claims that his supervisor made racist comments about black people, accusing them of being lazy and selling drugs.

Tennessee car accident is a potential wrongful death incident

Driving on roadways in Tennessee and across the country has certain potential hazards. As a result, there are multiple laws in place -- including speed limits and those that determine who has the right of way -- that are intended to prevent car accidents. Unfortunately, failing to follow these laws could have serious consequences. In fact, the family of a deceased woman may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a recent crash resulted in the loss of her life.

According to reports, the accident happened in the early morning hours of a day in June. Police believe that a southbound sports utility vehicle was attempting to make a left turn onto a roadway. Unfortunately, reports claim that the SUV turned into the path of a northbound vehicle.

Wrongful death: Tennessee police investigate fatal crash

Those who design motor vehicles work tirelessly to add increased safety features to help protect passengers and drivers. Likewise, lawmakers enact safety laws and ensure other additional measures are put in place in an attempt to help prevent accidents. Unfortunately, these measures cannot completely prevent accidents caused by negligent drivers. In fact, the family of a Tennessee woman may be considering their legal options -- including filing a wrongful death lawsuit -- following a recent fatal crash.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident that resulted in the woman's death happened one afternoon on a day in early June. A car driven by a 49-year-old man reportedly crossed the center line, causing a head on collision with the woman's vehicle. The 75-year-old woman died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision.

Tennessee truck accidents: Victim identified

Tractor-trailers are a vital part of the economy of the United States. Through their use, goods can be transported long distances in a relatively short amount of time. However, because commercial trucks are usually large, massive vehicles, truck accidents often have horrific consequences. For example, a man recently lost his life in an accident involving a tractor-trailer in Tennessee.

The accident happened one night on a day in June. According to reports, a tractor-trailer was traveling north on a Tennessee highway when its driver attempted a left turn across southbound lanes. Unfortunately, a southbound sedan struck the tractor-trailer.

Wrongful death case possible following Tennessee crash

Safe drivers obey the speed limit and other traffic laws. They drive defensively, as advised in drivers' education courses. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers are unable to avoid the negligent actions of other drivers on Tennessee roadways. For example, a woman recently lost her life in an accident believed to have been caused by a wrong-way driver. A wrongful death lawsuit could be filed as a result of the accident.

The accident happened just before 5 a.m. on a day in May. According to reports, a car driven by an 18-year-old male was headed north in the southbound lanes of a Tennessee highway. Reports indicate that the car collided head-on with a vehicle traveling north.

Dangerous products include cheese infected with botulism

In most instances, a ready-made food product sold to customers at a gas station, for example, has passed through several hands before making its way to the consumer. As a result, the product could be contaminated during several different stages. Despite this, few people in Tennessee consider food items sold at gas stations to be dangerous products.

Unfortunately, that way of thinking may change for many following a recent outbreak of botulism in another state. Botulism is a toxin that can cause a variety of different symptoms, including paralysis and breathing difficulty; for some, it can be deadly. According to health officials, nine people were hospitalized as a result of the recent outbreak. One of them passed away as a result.

Wrongful death suit possible following Tennessee crash

All drivers are aware of the potential of a car crash, but most likely feel relatively safe when they personally are obeying all traffic laws and safety recommendations, especially when they are traveling a familiar stretch of roadway. However, recklessness and distraction by others can put the lives of even the safest drivers at risk in Tennessee. In fact, one family may be considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit after an accident that resulted in the death of their loved one.

According to reports by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a man and his wife were returning home one afternoon on a day in May. The husband was reportedly slowing to turn into his driveway. Unfortunately, witnesses claim that that the driver of an approaching sports utility failed to respond to the slowing vehicle.

7 things to know if you are injured in a car accident

At some point in your life, you may be injured in a car accident caused by another driver, and it might not be easy to think clearly in the moments after. You may be disoriented, in pain and shook up. Reading this now could jog your memory later and help ease some of the confusion.

Even the safest drivers are at risk of being injured due to the negligence of others. Knowing these tips can help protect you if you are injured in a car accident.

Truck accidents: Dump truck incident results in toddler's death

The vast majority of drivers on Tennessee roadways take measures to ensure that they do not cause an accident. Unfortunately, even a moment of inattention can have disastrous consequences, especially if those moments result in truck accidents. One family is now mourning the death of their toddler after their vehicle was struck by a dump truck.

The incident happened one morning on a day in May. According to reports, a 40-year-old man driving a dump truck was searching the floorboard of the truck he was driving for items that had fallen. The truck then reportedly struck a sports utility vehicle in the rear.

Wrongful death: Man arrested following fatal Tennessee crash

Every single person has made a mistake at one point in his or her life. The difference between many of those mistakes involves the measures taken in their aftermath. For example, when one person's mistake results in a car accident, he or she has a responsibility to remain at the scene and render aid as possible. Police accuse one man in Tennessee of failing to remain at the scene of an accident that they say he caused. The accident could result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The incident occurred on an interstate in Tennessee after 1 a.m. According to police reports, a car driven by a 35-year-old man slammed into the rear of a white vehicle. As a result, the second vehicle struck a guardrail, resulting in the driver's death and minor injuries to a passenger. Police say the driver of the first car failed to remain at the scene.

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