Fox News hacked on-air personality Andrea Tantaros and employed an army of fake “sockpuppet” social media accounts to stalk her after she complained internally about sexual harassment by ex-network chairman Roger Ailes and newly ousted star Bill O’Reilly, Tantaros alleged Monday in New York federal court.
University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Jennifer S. Bard filed a complaint in Ohio federal court Friday claiming she was placed on administrative leave in retaliation for speaking publicly about clashes with faculty over salary.
Howard Hughes Corp. investors sued late Thursday to block a proposed, $50 million share purchase warrant award to the real estate developer’s CEO, telling a Delaware Chancery Court that stockholders were left “totally in the dark” about the board-approved benefit.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC on Friday filed a lawsuit in New York federal court against one of its former employees and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., alleging that the employee, who is now working at Citigroup, is misusing Fidelity’s confidential and trade secret customer information.
The Southern California hospitality company behind the luxury Shade Hotels and several popular restaurants, including one that was jointly founded with members of rock band Kiss, got smacked Tuesday in county court with a proposed wage-and-overtime class action by a current employee at its steak and seafood eatery Rock'n Fish.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football has launched a lawsuit in New York federal court against a pair of former executives caught up in the FIFA corruption scandal, saying the men used their positions of power to accept numerous bribes and kickbacks and spent the soccer governing body’s funds on personal expenses.
The litigation trustee for the former GT Advanced Technologies Inc. sued two former leaders of the materials supplier on Wednesday in connection with a massive screen-making deal with Apple that allegedly bankrupted GTAT.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued a South Beach hotel Tuesday for racial discrimination, claiming the Florida hotel used a staffing agency as cover to get rid of black Haitian kitchen workers and replace them with lighter-skinned employees.
The former director of privacy for Christus Health is accusing the Texas-based hospital chain of unfairly firing her in retaliation for alerting her supervisor about concerns she had with the legality of the provider's Medicaid reporting and compliance practices, according to a suit filed in state court Friday.
A veteran musician for the Dallas Opera claims in a Texas state court suit filed Monday he was fired for his age, part of what he claims is a pattern of age discrimination at the opera in recent years.
A Florida state attorney claims Gov. Rick Scott violated her constitutional rights when he removed her from 23 pending homicide cases over what he described as “her blanket opposition” to the death penalty, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Florida federal court.
Defense contractor Raytheon Co. was slapped with a retaliation suit in Virginia federal court Tuesday by a former program manager who says it unlawfully fired her for trying to alert her superiors to cost overruns on a $2.6 million subcontract for a tsunami warning system.
WebMD accused a former advertising executive for its magazine of stealing its trade secrets and taking them over to Time Inc. after the two companies cooperated on a joint project, according to a $2 million suit filed in New York state court Tuesday.
Great American Assurance Co. went to federal court on Tuesday seeking to avoid covering the 12-university Ohio Valley Conference in connection with lawsuits by college football players over their elevated risk of concussion and brain disease.
A Las Vegas police officer who was fired over a social media post and later reinstated after an arbitrator vacated his termination has sued the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, alleging that its social media policy is “unconstitutionally vague.”
Caesars Entertainment Corp. filed suit Monday in New Jersey federal court against a union pension fund, seeking to nix an arbitration award by arguing that it was unfairly penalized when it partially withdrew from the fund after closing its Showboat Atlantic City casino.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned late Monday afternoon as part of a plea deal that saw him admitting to two misdemeanor violations of campaign finance law arising from an alleged extramarital affair with a top aide, coming just several days after he vowed to stay in office.
A computer engineer from an unnamed global financial services firm was charged with stealing proprietary algorithms for trading models from his employer, said acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim on Friday.
Glenn Beck and his news outlet TheBlaze Inc. were hit with a lawsuit in Texas on Thursday by commentator Tomi Lahren, who said she was unfairly yanked from the air and blocked from her own social media accounts after the conservative pundit said publicly she was pro-choice.
A former DuPont Co. employee was arrested in New Jersey on Friday for allegedly stealing thousands of computer files, which included the company's trade secrets on printing plate technology, in order to use the materials for his consulting business, later admitting to DuPont security that he took the files.
To be fair, any company can have a Bill O’Reilly in its midst. The question is whether the company does the right thing once it realizes what’s going on, says Ann Fromholz, a workplace investigation attorney and founder of The Fromholz Firm.
For purposes of general jurisdiction, multinational or multistate companies must consider the litigation attributes of the state where they choose to incorporate, or locate their principal place of business, as well as where they locate relatively large portions of their operations. Personal jurisdiction issues in each state should be assessed as part of sound risk management, says Daniel Jaffe of Husch Blackwell LLP.
Washington, D.C.’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 became effective earlier this month, instituting one of the nation’s most expansive paid leave laws. Yet, even as the act takes effect, uncertainty about how the law will work in practice persists, say Bill Miossi and Scott Phillips of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Effective visuals require effective design. In her new book, "Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals," published by the American Bar Association, trial lawyer and Jones Day partner Kerri Ruttenberg discusses how to design and use visuals to help viewers understand, believe and remember the messages being conveyed.
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There is no question that America’s sharing economy is growing and showing no signs of slowing down. However, if the Trump administration continues its hands-off approach to worker misclassification issues, and court decisions create as much confusion as clarity, we may be forced to look to state legislatures to take control, says Amy Strauss of Fisher Phillips.
It is tempting to simply blame Wells Fargo’s C-suite for creating a corporate culture that fostered unethical behavior. Yet, a recent investigation into the bank's sales practices tells a deeper story about its corporate control functions and how they failed to fulfill their ultimate mandate — protecting the business from risk, says Brian Tomkiel, director of compliance at Gap Inc.
In our daily work lives, we see a fair amount of anecdotal evidence indicating many of us engage in workplace behaviors that put our personal privacy and company data at risk. However, the results of a recent survey provide a more definitive look at how the era of big data for employees could lead to big risk for employers, says David Horrigan, e-discovery counsel at kCura LLC.
A 1979 study of attorney-client interactions revealed startling information: Despite years of education and training to hone their legal expertise, attorneys were not acting as independent counselors but rather allowing their clients to control them. Our experience is that this trend has accelerated, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
Employers may be at fault when employees are injured, but many workplace injury cases are inextricably intertwined with product liability. A current case involving an auto parts manufacturing firm in Alabama shows how what may initially appear to be a workers’ compensation claim may actually turn out to be a case involving a dangerous product or piece of equipment, says Kendall Dunson of Beasley Allen.