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TAG: lawsuit

BrightView will appeal $39 million wrongful death verdict

May 10, 2017By

Last week, a Texas jury awarded $39 million in damages to the family of a Houston firefighter who was killed when his bike collided with a landscape trailer owned by The Brickman Group, now BrightView. The company plans to appeal the decision. Michelle Braswell, the widow of Capt. W. Mark Braswell, filed a wrongful death suit against Brickman and its... read more

NHLA, others sue DOL, DHS over H-2B policies

June 4, 2015By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) joined Bayou Lawn & Landscape Services, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, Superior Forestry and the Small and Seasonal Business Legal Center in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The lawsuit asks... read more

Avoid getting sued

April 1, 2015By

Let’s take a quiz. The results may save you from being embroiled in a costly lawsuit. Check off the boxes next to the questions you can legally ask job applicants either on your employment application form or in an interview: How many days were you sick last year? Have you ever been arrested? Have you ever worked for this company... read more

The risks of being uninsured

March 30, 2015By

When you’re caught up in the day to day of managing a landscaping business—scheduling jobs, juggling employee availability, keeping an eye on aging equipment—it’s easy to overlook longer-term issues that only crop up once in a great while. Take your business insurance, for example. If you have employees or work with larger clients, such as a school or business complex, you... read more

Former H-2B workers win $1.2M TruGreen LandCare wage deal

January 19, 2015By

A New York federal court granted final approval on a $1.2 million deal between TruGreen LandCare and former H-2B workers with the company, Law360 reports. The settlement for class members may be worth up to $1,234,750, depending on how many class members file claims. The suit dates back to March 2010, when Otoniel Sosa Teoba, a Mexican citizen who was employed... read more

The Andersons’ patents deemed valid, lawsuit continues

January 13, 2015By

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of three dispersible granule technology patents owned by The Andersons. The Andersons introduced its dispersible granular technology in 2004 under the brand name Contec DG. The patents were challenged in response to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by The Andersons in U.S. District Court... read more