Molly Stubbs

Molly is the Senior Marketing Writer at Expert Institute. Molly comes from a background in B2B media and performance marketing. Her experience includes marketing copywriting and blog writing in the legal and home industries.

Molly Stubbs

Walmart Faces Wrongful Death Suit After Employee Dies from COVID-19

Walmart is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after an Illinois employee passed away on March 25, 2020, following complications of the coronavirus. The family of Wando Evans, 51, filed the suit in the Circuit Court of Cook County on April 6, 2020, alleging Walmart’s “willful and wanton misconduct and reckless disregard” for the health and

Posted on April 16, 2020 in COVID-19

Wisconsin Grants COVID-19 Healthcare Providers and Supplies Manufacturers Immunity from Civil Liability

On April 15, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed a robust COVID-19 bill into law, just hours after it passed in a remote state Senate. The Wisconsin State Assembly Bill 1038, amongst its many measures to address the impacts of coronavirus, grants immunity to health care providers from civil liabilities for COVID-19 care-related death or

Posted on April 21, 2020 in COVID-19

Amazon Fires Warehouse Whistleblowers Amid COVID-19 Crisis. Will Lawsuits Follow?

Amazon has attracted intense scrutiny for its lackadaisical operations amid the COVID-19 crisis, particularly from its own workforce. As the coronavirus began to take hold of the U.S. in March, Amazon warehouse workers were the first to begin ringing safety alarm bells—overcrowded distribution centers, lack of protective gear, and calls for walkouts litter news headlines.

Posted on April 21, 2020 in COVID-19

Zantac Recall Triggers Wave of Class Action Preparations

In early April 2020, the FDA issued a recall of all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs. Ranitidine— better known by its brand name Zantac—was discovered to contain a carcinogen called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) when stored at higher than room temperature. The FDA urged manufacturers to pull their products from the market and for consumers to dispose

Posted on April 23, 2020 in Litigation Monitor

NY Budget Offers Legal Immunity to Healthcare Providers in Light of COVID-19

Within the recently passed New York State budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year is a newly enacted act offering legal immunities to healthcare providers in the fight against COVID-19. The Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act (EDTPA) acknowledges the “enormous response” from both the state government alongside public and private healthcare professionals throughout the coronavirus

Posted on April 22, 2020 in COVID-19

NJ Law Grants Civil and Criminal Immunity to COVID-19 Healthcare Providers

On April 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed new legislation into law granting an array of legal protections to frontline medical workers in the COVID-19 battle. This new law is a more stalwart follow up to the governor’s emergency executive order from earlier in April. Some New Jersey lawmakers have expressed concern over

Posted on April 23, 2020 in COVID-19

Illinois Governor Orders Civil Liability Immunity for Healthcare Workers

Since declaring a state of emergency on March 9, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued a series of executive orders under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act (IEMA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to limiting large gatherings, closing schools, and announcing stay at home orders, Governor Pritzker has utilized his emergency

Posted on April 28, 2020 in COVID-19

Zoom Faces Multiple Class Action Lawsuits Over Privacy Complaints

Zoom has quickly become a household name as modern life has turned to virtual arrangements. But the company’s rapid rise has also uncovered major security flaws within the software itself. Zoom now faces at least four class action lawsuits filed on behalf of California users citing violations of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The

Posted on April 28, 2020 in Litigation Monitor

230 Spectrum Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 After Company Prohibits Remote Work

On April 21, 2020, the office of New York’s Attorney General Letitia James confirmed opening an inquiry into telecom company, Charter Communications, after more than 230 employees have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The company, also known by brand name Spectrum, was reticent to ease strict policies requiring employees to work in the office and

Posted on April 29, 2020 in COVID-19 & News

$3 Million Asbestos Settlement Overturned on Appeal

In January 2020, the Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois overruled a previous $3.2 million settlement awarded by a jury verdict against roofing material manufacturer, Tremco, Incorporated. In a decision delivered by Justice Thomas Harris—with concurrences from Justices Robert Steigmann and John Turner—the court found the defendant, Tremco Inc., was “entitled to a judgment notwithstanding

Posted on May 5, 2020 in Litigation Monitor & News