WHO GOT THE WORK?℠ - As Law.com’s Amanda Bronstad reported, James DeSimone (V. James DeSimone Law) has stepped in to represent the family of a 61-year-old Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District employee who died last year of COVID-19 after his supervisors wouldn’t let him work from home. The family of Michael Haywood, who was an equipment service supervisor, filed a wrongful death and discrimination lawsuit on Jan. 7 against Riverside County, which is in California. Haywood, a cancer survivor with high blood pressure who used an inhaler, had complained that his employer had few COVID protocols. Check out the most recent edition of Law.com’s Who Got the Work?℠ column to find out which law firms and lawyers are being brought in to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.
VEXATIOUS VAX MANDATE - Consolidated Edison, the City of New York, Mayor Eric Adams and other defendants were slapped with a class action Wednesday in New York Eastern District Court over the city’s vaccine mandate for private employers. The court action was filed by the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope on behalf of ConEd worker Matthew Rivera and similarly situated employees. The complaint challenges two emergency executive orders issued in mid-December that require employers to mandate employee vaccinations or face fines. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendants. The case is 1:22-cv-00616, Rivera v. The City of New York et al. Stay up on the latest deals and litigation with the new Law.com Radar.
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