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The old switcheroo: the curious phenomenon of sexual-harassment-defendant name changes after litigation

In the early 2000s, iconic cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris underwent a "rebranding" that included a name change to "Altria." Some viewed the move as a thinly veiled effort to associate with altruism a company that made some of the deadliest products in human history, and to give consumers the sense that the company was good. The name change took place amidst a flurry of litigation accusing the company of lying to consumers about cigarettes' cancerous effects and addictiveness.

Former Kent State softball player sues University for refusing to produce public records about its cover up of her rape report

KENT, OHIO - Today, Lauren Kesterson, a senior at Kent State University, filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Ohio asking it to order the University to provide public records about how it handled her rape report against a fellow student-athlete as well as efforts by a University employee to suppress that report.

Former Kent State Softball Player Sues University And Former Softball Coach For Covering Up Rape By A Baseball Player And Retaliating Against Her For Reporting

Complaint alleges ex-softball coach Karen Linder pressured Lauren Kesterson to keep quiet after she reported that she had been raped; when she reported the coach's behavior, the University failed to follow its own procedures and also allowed the new coach to retaliate against her

Former employee sues major national hospital collections firm, The HMC Group, and its owners and top sales executive for sexual assault, harassment, and retaliation


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