Articles by Alissa Kruidenier

Asset Broker Accused of Neglected Fiduciary Duties

This is a securities fraud case where a broker, the employee of a large asset management firm in Illinois, was accused of breaching his fiduciary duty. While soliciting loans from the firm’s clients and claiming personal financial distress, the broker allegedly…

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Expert Opines on Indemnity Agreements With National Pet Boarding Company

A commercial dog-boarding kennel service in Maine decided to file suit against their legal counsel after never receiving liability benefits from an indemnity agreement. The attorney had been the kennel’s representative in agreements with multiple boarding clients to protect the…

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Whistleblowers Sue Former Employer for Discrimination

Two hospital nurses acting as whistleblowers decided to sue their previous employer in Kansas after they reported on a coworker’s allegedly unethical practices. When the two nurses came forward to their employer, a large hospital, and discussed a resident doctor’s habit…

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Tech Executives Sued for Allegedly Excessive Compensation

The main creditor of a tech company in Indiana decided to sue its three founders, alleging that they repeatedly paid themselves out prior to paying back company debts. The lawsuit came after decades of success in the tech industry, where…

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Lawyer Sued by Wedding Planning Firm over Trademark Licensing Dispute

After a wedding planning business brokerage was prevented from fully expanding due to their license-granted operating status, they filed suit against their lawyers in Maine. Believing that they had been advised to pursue a license which restricted them from forming…

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Government Hiring Policies Challenged after Supervisor Injures Teenager

A municipality in New York was sued for a negligent hiring and talent acquisition process after one of their employees ran over a teenager with a road grader. Attempting to clear the road of a residential area of snow, the employee,…

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Investment Experts Discuss Bank Fraud

This was a class-action lawsuit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against a major financial firm in West Virginia. It was alleged that the company’s capital market sale of student loans bundled into Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations, or synthetic…

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Bank Sued over Government Loan Service

Following a bank’s refusal to enroll their client into a government loan service in Delaware, she decided to sue. The client, a working single mother, had asked her employer for an advance payment due to financial hardship, believing she would…

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Startup Company Files Suit Over Unauthorized Trademark Use

When the former employee of a European organic foods startup used the company’s trademarks, she was sued for violating trademark law. After moving to Oregon in order to establish the US branch of the startup, the manager decided to found…

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Arboretum Named in Toxic Pesticides Lawsuit

The death of a groundskeeper for a large arboretum prompted an environmental toxicology lawsuit against the arboretum’s owners in Missouri. The groundskeeper, a sixty-year-old man, had tended to the arboretum’s outlying gardens and landscaping for many years, consistently applying numerous…

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