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Activision Blizzard sued by California over constant abuse of women employees

Game giant Activision Blizzard is being sued by the state of California, whose lawsuit details a horrifying environment characterized by the constant harassment of women, rape jokes, threats, retaliation, racism and blatant discrimination. At one point Activision Blizzard is described as a "frat house", but that doesn't begin to capture the scale and gravity of the allegations. — Read the rest
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Walmart fired an employee with Down Syndrome who worked there for 16 years. A jury said it should pay her $125 million.

AP Photo/Julio Cortez Walmart was hit with a $125 million verdict on Friday in a disability discrimination case. The company fired Marlo Spaeth, an employee with Down Syndrome, who worked at Walmart for 16 years. Walmart expects the verdict to be reduced to $300,000 due to a federal law. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal jury determined on Friday that Walmart violated the Americans with Disabilities Act after firing an employee with Down Syndrome following issue...
Tags: Legal, News, Law, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Disability, Employees, Retail, Lawsuits, Ada, EEOC, Randy Hargrove, Green Bay Wisconsin, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Spaeth

Judge Approves Class Action Suit Against Ford Mustang

Ford has been getting into trouble over “track-ready” Mustangs after a few customers formally accused the company of erroneous marketing in 2017. A class-action lawsuit was even filed in March of that year, stating that the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 suffered from overheating problems that precluded it from being fully functional on a racetrack — specifically […] The post Judge Approves Class Action Suit Against Ford Mustang appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Industry, Ford Mustang, Ford, Lawsuits, Autos, Law And Order, Mustang, Class Action, Ford Motor Co, Shelby, Ford Mustang Shelby, News Blog, Performance Cars, Track Cars, Gt350

Donald Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google and their CEOs

Donald Trump, suspended from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after his supporters sacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, is out for revenge: he's suing all of them, and their CEOs to boot. The suits want the court to order the media companies to let Trump back on their platforms. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Social Media, Lawsuits, Donald Trump, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Twitter Google, Section 230

Comic book store files legal complaint in comic book form

Houston's longstanding Third Planet comic book store has filed a lawsuit against the hotel next door complaining that guests there hang out on the fire escape and hurl all kinds of crap ("ceramic mugs, plates, silverware, bottles…cinderblocks, luggage racks and ladders") onto Third Planet's roof. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Comics, Legal, News, Comic Books, Retail, Lawsuits, Houston, Third Planet

Long Island man continues 20-year stint in house on just 1 mortgage payment

Guramrit Hanspal, who hasn't made a mortgage payment on his home since 1998, avoided another court confrontation — and eviction — in early July.
Tags: Radio, Lawsuits, Mortgage, Lawyer, Long Island, Foreclosure, Eviction, News Brief, The New York Post, COVID-19 pandemic, Eviction Ban, Guramrit Hanspal

The family of a 15-year-old killed in a car crash with a Tesla on Autopilot is suing the company

Tesla Model 3. Tesla The family of a 15-year-old killed in a car crash involving a Tesla on Autopilot is suing the company. The suit says Tesla's Autopilot is defective and failed to detect traffic conditions. Tesla's Autopilot has come under intense scrutiny this year following a fatal crash in April. See more stories on Insider's business page. The family of a 15-year-old boy who died in a car crash in 2019 are suing Tesla, saying the company's Autopilot system played a k...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Trends, Tesla, Lawsuits, Times, Self-driving Car, Autopilot, Nhtsa, Benjamin, Tech Insider, New York Times Tesla, Isobel Asher Hamilton Dominick Reuter, Jovani Maldonado

Shake Shack manager sues cops who falsely claimed to be served poisoned shakes

Cops in New York City falsely accused a Shake Shack last year of poisoning three officers' milkshakes. The manager of the Shake Shack, Marcus Gilliam, is suing them for defamation and for illegally detaining him as part of the scam, apparently an attempt to generate sympathy for police during protests against the George Floyd murder. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, New York City, Lawsuits, Shake Shack, Bad Cops, George Floyd, Shack Marcus Gilliam

A fast food manager falsely accused of poisoning cops' milkshakes with bleach is suing the NYPD officers for defamation

A view outside Shake Shack in Herald Square during the coronavirus pandemic on May 13, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images A Shake Shack manager falsely accused of poisoning NYPD officers' shakes is suing. The false accusations happened last year, and the NYPD later found "no criminality" in the incident. The manager, Marcus Gilliam, says the incident has tarnished his reputation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The manager of a New York Shake Shack who w...
Tags: New York, News, Trends, Lawsuits, Nypd, New York Police Department, Herald Square, Shake Shack, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk, Marcus Gilliam, New York Shake Shack

Bankrupt construction startup Katerra sued by former employees

Former employees of the SoftBank-backed real estate startup say they were laid off without a fair warning.
Tags: Technology, Softbank, Radio, Lawsuits, Construction, Employment law, Industry News, Katerra

Is Lawsuit Against Marketing Firm’s Role in Opioid Crisis a Precedent for Public Relations?

In early May, the state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against Publicis Health for its work with Purdue Pharma, claiming its “unfair and deceptive” marketing practices helped fuel the national opioid crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2019 alone nearly 50,000 people in the United States died from overdoses of opioid drugs that included prescription pain relievers. As Courthouse News Service reported, the Massachusetts case continues a trend of targeting not just drug...
Tags: New York, Massachusetts, New York City, Marketing, Pr, Ap, United States, Lawsuits, Associated Press, Rochester, Publicis, Business Ethics, Courthouse News Service, Thought Leadership, Massachusetts General Hospital, George

Pro-Gun Group Files Federal Challenge To Minn. Ban On CCW By Young Adults

Pro-Gun Group Files Federal Challenge To Minn. Ban On CCW By Young Adults BELLEVUE, WA – -( The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota, challenging that state’s ban on concealed carry by young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, alleging the ban violates the Second and 14th Amendment rights of those citizens. The lawsuit was filed in U.S District Court for the District of Minnesota. The case is known as . Joining SAF are the Minnesota Gun Owne...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, Lawsuits, U S District Court, Washington County, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, The Foundation, Gottlieb, John Harrington, Gun Rights News, Second Amendment Foundation SAF, Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, Alan M Gottlieb, Dan Starry

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks served with lawsuit over his role in Jan. 6 sacking of U.S. capitol

House Representative Mo Brooks (R-Al.) was finally served this weekend with a lawsuit, filed by one of his Democratic colleagues, claiming that he took an active role in facilitating the Jan. 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters. Brooks' efforts to avoid being handed the lawsuit had already became comical, and ended in farce Sunday with a Twitter rant about plaintiff Eric Swalwell (D-Ca.) — Read the rest
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Grubhub is facing 14 lawsuits from angry investors who say it misled them about its $7.3 billion takeover by Just Eat Takeaway

GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney (C) applauds after ringing the opening bell before the company's IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York April 4, 2014. Shares of GrubHub Inc, the biggest U.S. online food-delivery service, rose as much as 57 percent in its market debut as investors scrambled for a piece of the fast-growing consumer internet company. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Grubhub said it faces 14 lawsuits alleging it misled investors about its Just Eat Takeaway merger. The...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Trends, Markets, C, Shareholder, Lawsuits, Mergers and Acquisitions, New York Stock Exchange, Investors, GrubHub, GrubHub Inc, Matt Maloney, Tech Insider, Food Delivery Apps, Ferrerio

Gun Group Files Federal Challenge To Ill. Carry Ban For Young Adults

SAF Files Federal Challenge To Ill. Carry Ban For Young Adults BELLEVUE, WA – -( The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Illinois, challenging the state’s ban on concealed carry by young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, alleging the ban violates the Second and 14th Amendment rights of those citizens. Joining SAF are the Illinois State Rifle Association, Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc., and three private citizens in the 18-21-year age...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Chicago, Lawsuits, Meyer, Illinois, McDonald, Raoul, Moore, Illinois State Police, Brendan Kelly, The Foundation, Madigan, Gottlieb, Kendall County, Ambler

'Apple is eating our lunch': Google employees admit in lawsuit that the company made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private

Google in Manhattan. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo Google made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private, according to newly unredacted court documents. Even Google execs and employees in charge of location data were confused about how privacy settings worked. Google was sued by Arizona's attorney general over its data collection practices last year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Newly unredacted documents in a lawsuit against Google reveal that the comp...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, News, Enterprise, Privacy, Trends, Surveillance, New York Times, Arizona, Lawsuits, Ads, Lg, Google Maps, Data Privacy

‘Double-dipping agents’ overcharge consumers billions in commissions

Consumer watchdog says dual agency should be banned, but double-ending should not be so long as agents discount their commission and act as facilitators.
Tags: Radio, Lawsuits, Agent, CFA, Consumer Federation of America, Select, Dual Agency, Stephen Brobeck, Real Estate Commissions, Dual Agent, Double-ended Deals, Double-dipping, Double-ending, Transaction Broker

The New Normal: What if agent pay was more than just commissions?

Commissions are still king, but more and more agents are looking for alternative revenue streams in the form of stocks and profit sharing. Dive into Part 3 of Inman’s New Normal series.
Tags: Real Estate, Pay, Radio, Commission, Venture Capital, Lawsuits, Agent, Andreessen Horowitz, Compass, Nasdaq, Alex Rampell, Real, NAR, Inman, Keller Williams, Michael Perry

Amazon hit with 5 lawsuits from warehouse and corporate employees alleging discrimination and retaliation

FILE PHOTO: An Amazon worker delivers packages. Reuters Amazon is facing five lawsuits from employees accusing the company of discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuits were filed by Amazon warehouse and corporate employees across the country. Next week, Amazon shareholders will vote on whether to require the company to undergo an . See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is facing a wave of five new lawsuits filed Wednesday by employees across its workforce who say they...
Tags: Amazon, News, Enterprise, Media, Labor, Washington, Trends, Retail, Lawsuits, Gender Discrimination, National Labor Relations Board, Racial Discrimination, Amazon Web Services, Working Conditions, Irvine California, Black Brown

Taking Advantage of a Shift in the Landscape, Caniglia v. Strom

The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia SotomayorStanding from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States United States – -( The Supreme Court’s ruling in Caniglia v. Strom could be a boon to Second ...
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Compass faces yet another suit regarding recruiting tactics

Christie's International Real Estate has filed a lawsuit against Compass for recruiting four agents for the purpose of gaining access to trade secrets.
Tags: Radio, Lawsuits, Agent, Compass, Christie's International Real Estate, Brokerage, Select, Theft Of Trade Secrets

Compass readies for first earnings report after a turbulent month

As Compass gears up for its first-ever earnings call on May 12, here's a review of the brokerage's first month as a publicly traded company — including acquisitions, lawsuits and stock market highs and lows.
Tags: Ipo, Radio, Lawsuits, Compass, Howard Hanna, Realogy, Glide, Brokerage, Select, Commissions, The Agency, Robert Reffkin, Acquisitions And Mergers, Agent Equity Plans

Apple and the maker of 'Fortnite' are facing off in an epic legal battle. Here's what the companies are fighting about and what to expect in the courtroom.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the court proceedings start this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. As a result of the legal spat, "Fortnite" was kicked off Apple's iPhone and iPad last year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to battle in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, California, Trends, Smartphones, Epic, Tim Cook

Tesla ordered by judge to turn over documents related to Elon Musk's $55 billion compensation plan

Maja Hitij/Getty Images A judge on Monday ordered Tesla to turn over documents concerning Elon Musk's compensation plan. Shareholders sued Tesla in 2018, arguing its board wronged investors by awarding Musk such a lucrative package. The judge told Tesla to turn over communications between Musk and its top lawyers ahead of the board's approval of the plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Delaware judge on Monday ordered lawyers representing Tesla's board of d...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Shareholder, Lawsuits, Delaware, Musk, Chang, Maron, Randall Chase, Executive Compensation, Tech Insider, CEO pay, Corporate Boards, Todd Maron

Read the 2 a.m. declaration of war Apple CEO Tim Cook got from the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' before the companies head to court this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The upcoming legal battle between Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" was sparked by a 2 a.m. email. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a 2 a.m. email on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are going to court...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Cook, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Unreal Engine, Sweeney

3 Things You Need to Know about Filing a Personal Injury Suit

Personal injury lawsuits are so common throughout the United States. Whether you are looking for a personal injury law firm in Kingston, PA , or somewhere else in the United States, there are a few things to keep in mind about filing a personal injury lawsuit. Most people who file personal injury lawsuits are confident they are going to win. While the percentages may be in your favor, it may not be so easy. Before you actually file for the lawsuit, we want to make you aware of some importa...
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed in a lawsuit against the Daily Mail that churches are disassociating with him because the tabloid reported he had a secret romance with Jane Krakowski

Adam Bettcher/WireImage/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images The Daily Mail reported in January that Mike Lindell had a "secret nine month romance" with Jane Krakowski. Both Lindell and Krakowski denied the alleged relationship in the report. Lindell later sued the British tabloid for defamation. He revised the lawsuit Tuesday to add that his nonprofit's relationships with churches has been impacted as a result of the report. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO M...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Trends, Daily Mail, Lawsuits, Lindell, Jane, LRN, Jane Krakowski, Krakowski, Mike Lindell, MyPillow, Adam Bettcher WireImage, Lauren Frias, Lindell Recovery Network, NBC NBCU Photo Bank Getty Images The Daily Mail

Daily Mail sues Google over Piers Morgan's weak search results

The owner of UK tabloid The Daily Mail is suing Google, claiming that it is penalizing the Mail's search engine placement for using non-Google ad tech. Daily Mail editor emeritus Peter Wright told the BBC's Today programme that the search engine's alleged actions were "anti-competitive". — Read the rest
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Lawsuit against Jerry Falwell Jr. says his pool boy has a "cache of compromising photos"

Liberty University is suing its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr., claiming the popular far-right moralizer did not disclose alleged extortion threats against him that threatened the university's reputation. The suit claims those alleged threats are backed up by a "cache of compromising photos" held by Giancarlo Granda, Fallwell's former pool boy. — Read the rest
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Roger Stone sued by federal government for nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes and interest

Roger Stone. Joshua Roberts/Reuters GOP strategist and Trump ally Roger Stone and his wife were sued by the federal government for $2 million in unpaid taxes. The complaint accused the couple of using their company to avoid paying personal income tax. Stone was indicted in 2019 on several charges connected to the Mueller investigation on Russian interference in the 2020 election. He was later pardoned by Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former GOP strategist Roger St...
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