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Ex-employee blames McKesson Corp. of failing to protect him from union threats

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A whistleblower at America’s 5th largest firm is suing his ex-employer, accusing the company of failing to protect him from “death threats.” Teamsters Local 79 is an authorized union at McKesson Corporation, a San Francisco-based pharmaceutical distributor. The union does not respond well to opposition, as Hillsborough County resident Lawrence Eaken found out the hard way. For his part, Eaken did not mask his dislike for the union, voicing his “general opposition” to both company management and union members. This…

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Mother blames oral contraceptives in death of 32-year-old Tampa woman

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A grieving mother is suing the six companies responsible for her daughter’s death that she says was caused by the contraceptive Tri-Previfem. Kansas native Antionette Logan was living in Tampa when she passed away in November of 2014 at the age of 32 after having difficulty breathing. Over an hour after arriving at Florida Hospital Tampa, Logan was pronounced dead. An autopsy found the cause of her death was a pulmonary embolism brought on by pelvic deep vein thrombosis, which…

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‘Free’ Plant City orange grove sparks turf war between family, neighbors

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A turf war has broken out over a five-acre orange grove in Plant City. After her husband, Russell L. Lightsey, died in 2009 at the age of 90, Josephine Lightsey, an 87-year-old Plant City resident, no longer wanted to deal with a 6.5-acre property the couple bought together in 2003. To avoid paying taxes on the large property, Lightsey split it into two sectors: a 1-acre lot containing her home, the other 5.5 acres containing orange groves. She gave the…

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Pinellas county clerk sues inmate over filings, harassment

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Pinellas County Circuit Court Clerk Ken Burke and County Attorney James Bennett are putting an end to the harassment by a Florida prison inmate. The two are seeking relief over affidavits filed by Vincent Williams, who is currently serving 20 years for attempted murder. Burke and Bennett filed a joint complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief Nov. 18. In late November, Williams filed three affidavits with the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court. The first requested Burke to be…

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Dade City’s Wild Things accuses former employees of spying for PETA, shooting abuse video

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Two ex-employees of a local zoo are being sued by the organization after it claims the duo were spies for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Stearns Zoological Rescue & Rehab Center Inc., known as Dade City’s Wild Things, and executive director Kathryn Stearns, claim that Jenna Jordan and Delena Pennington gave PETA confidential information about the zoo. PETA allegedly obtained footage and photos from the two ex-employees, although the suit lacks evidence the content was sent by them.…

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Competitive bicyclist breaks bones after ‘vicious’ dog attack, blames owner

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An 83-year-old bicyclist sustained multiple broken bones last year after an unleashed dog chased him down and pulled him off his bike in South Pasadena. Charles Kleim is now suing the dog’s owner. On Oct. 14, 2015, Kleim — an accountant who was training as a competitive cyclist — was riding his bicycle through his neighborhood. While passing a home on South Shore Drive, Kleim faced what he called a “vicious” dog, which took off after the bike. Ultimately, the…

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Two former Pet Pal employees sue over termination, drug use rumors

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Two terminated Pet Pal Rescue employees are each suing the nonprofit, claiming they were illegally terminated. Shannon Still began her employment at Pet Pal in early 2013 as Clinic Manager, where she served until her termination June 13, 2016. Brittany Raisch worked for the rescue from October 2014 to March 10, 2016, as a kennel technician and veterinary assistant. Both women filed separate suits less than a week apart. Still is accusing the rescue of one count under Florida’s Private…

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