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Werner Herzog criticized Elon Musk's plan to build a city on Mars as a 'mistake' and an 'obscenity'

Left: Werner Herzog. Right: Elon Musk. Regis Duvignau/Reuters ; Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Elon Musk is planning to build a city on Mars, shuttling a million people to the red planet on SpaceX's Starship rocket. Filmmaker Werner Herzog said in an interview with Inverse he thinks that plan is a "mistake" and an "obscenity."  Instead of being "like the locusts," Herzog told the outlet he thinks humans should focus on keeping Earth habitable. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Mars, Musk, Werner Herzog, Herzog, Starship, Settlements, Mars Colonization, Tech Insider, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Elon Musk Regis Duvignau Reuters

SpaceX wants to impose its 'own legal regime' on Mars for human settlements. A space law expert says that's dubious, but Earth should take it seriously anyway.

An illustration of SpaceX's Starship rocket system lifting off from a Mars city and heading back to Earth. SpaceX/YouTube Elon Musk wants to build a settlement on Mars using Starship, a new fully reusable rocket system that SpaceX is developing to carry 100 people per flight. SpaceX's general counsel recently said he's drafting "a constitution for Mars" and that the company may impose its "own legal regime" on the red planet. SpaceX apparently wants Mars to be "a free planet" where "no...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Law, China, Russia, US, Trends, Earth, Taiwan, United States, United Nations, Reddit, Mars

A billionaire that vowed to pay off the debt of an entire college class will pay $140 million to settle a four-year tax probe, a report says

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Billionaire Robert Smith will pay $140 million to settle a four-year tax investigation, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The CEO of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners will admit misconduct, but will not be prosecuted, sources told Bloomberg. The settlement amount, which is expected to be made public as early as Thursday, includes back taxes, penalties and interest. Bloomberg reported in August Smith had been the subject of a four-year investigation by the J...
Tags: Taxes, US, Trends, Georgia, Markets, Tax, Bloomberg, Ubs, Warren Buffett, Tax Evasion, Smith, Justice Department, Morehouse College, Robert Smith, Vista Equity Partners, Tax Havens

A billionaire who vowed to pay off the debt of an entire college class will pay $140 million to settle a 4-year tax probe, a report says

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images The billionaire Robert Smith will pay $140 million to settle a four-year tax investigation, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.The CEO of the private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners will admit misconduct but will not be prosecuted, sources told Bloomberg.The settlement amount, which is expected to be made public as early as Thursday, is said to include back taxes, penalties and interest.Bloomberg reported in August that Smith had been the subject of a four-year inv...
Tags: Taxes, US, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Markets, Tax, Bloomberg, Ubs, Warren Buffett, Tax Evasion, Smith, Justice Department, Irs, Morehouse College, Robert Smith

JPMorgan to pay a record $1 billion to settle market-manipulation charges, report says

Amr Alfiky/Reuters JPMorgan is set to pay almost $1 billion in settlement fines as US regulators probe the bank for spoofing in precious metals and Treasury markets, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.The payment would resolve probes by the Justice Department, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.The nearly $1 billion sum would be a record for alleged spoofing and more closely resemble past penalties for other forms of market manipulation.Spoofin...
Tags: US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Cftc, Treasury, Un, SEC, Morgan Stanley, Settlement, Justice Department, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jpmorgan, Securities Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Dodd-Frank

Daimler Settles in American Diesel Emissions Investigation

Daimler reached an agreement this week to settle U.S. proceedings related to an investigation into software that’s presumed to cheat diesel emissions tests. While not an admission of guilt, it’s going to cost the company a sizable $1.5 billion — which is a lot to spend on a simple misunderstanding. After Volkswagen Group admitted to using […] The post Daimler Settles in American Diesel Emissions Investigation appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mercedes-benz, Diesel, Daimler, Defeat Devices, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Settlements, Emissions Scandals, Emissions Software

Apple Settles Lawsuit Over Throttled iPhones, Agrees to Pay up to $500 Million

Back in 2017, Apple was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming that updates to iOS had throttled iPhones and negatively impacted performance. And now, after a prolonged legal battle, Apple has agreed to settle the lawsuit by paying out up to $500 million. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Iphone 6, Lawsuits, Iphone 7, Consumer Tech, Settlements, iOS 10, Iphone Throttling, Apple Pays Up For Throttling Older Iphones

IKEA Pays $46 Million to Parents of Toddler Killed by Falling Dresser

(PHILADELPHIA) — IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of injuries suffered when a 70-pound (32-kilogram) recalled dresser tipped over onto him, the family’s lawyers said Monday. Jozef Dudek, of Buena Park, California, died in 2017 of his injuries, and his parents sued the Swedish home furnishings company in a Philadelphia court in 2018. In the lawsuit, the Dudeks accused IKEA of knowing that its Malm dressers posed a tip-over hazard and that they ha...
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, Ikea, Philadelphia, Buena Park California, Dudek, Settlements, Onetime, Jozef Dudek, Falling Dresser

A Deeper Dive Into the CHRO’s Annual Report

In preparation for a webinar I gave this week with my colleague Chris Engler (which, by the way, you can access here) I took a deeper dive into the statistics from the annual report released by the CHRO, in a followup to my initial report here. When you look at the numbers in a snapshot, it’s sometimes hard to see where things are going. But thankfully, the CHRO has nearly two decades’ worth of data to parse through. So, I thought it might be useful to go back a decade to the 2008-09 annual repo...
Tags: Law, Trends, Data, Car, Report, Connecticut, Complaints, Statistics, Charge, Norwich, Waterbury, MAR, West Central, Annual Report, CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment

Never Stop Trying Your Case, Even When Settling

If everything is uncertain in litigation, things are even more uncertain in settlement. Always keep pushing your case to trial to get the best results for your clients.
Tags: Law, Trials, Litigators, Settlements, John Balestriere

Know When To Settle… And Fast

Never forget, your duty to your client reigns supreme.
Tags: Law, In-House Counsel, Settlements, Stephen R. Williams

Airbnb Reverses Decision and Will Show Rentals for Israeli Settlements In The West Bank

Airbnb just reversed a decision to remove home rentals of properties of Israeli settlements in the disputed West Bank region. It says all profits will go to charity. Read more...
Tags: Science, Startup, West Bank, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Settlements, Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Jeff Bezos’ Ex-Wife Will Get Nearly $36 Billion in Biggest Divorce Settlement Ever

MacKenzie Bezos, the now former wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is now the richest ex-wife in history after walking away from her marriage with almost $36 billion.Their agreement states that of his Amazon stock, while MacKenzie will get a 4% stake in the company worth about $35.6 billion and will make her the third-biggest shareholder.MacKenzie has also agreed to give Jeff all of her interests in the Washington Post and Jeff’s space exploration company, Blue Origin, in addition to 75% of their ...
Tags: Amazon, Celebs, Money, News, Washington Post, China, Divorce, Big Money, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jeff, MacKenzie, Settlements

Settlement Happy CEO? Don’t Be Afraid To Push Back

Legal concerns may take a backseat to business ones, but that does not mean you should simply fold.
Tags: Law, Advice, In-House Counsel, Settlements, Stephen R. Williams

Settlement: Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game

To win for our clients, we have to be ready to set aside the fighting sometimes and try to get to settlement.
Tags: Law, Advice, Litigators, Settlements, John Balestriere

An Early Look at the Trends at the CHRO

As part of my continuing series of posts about the CHRO, and following up from the 75th Anniversary panel discussion earlier this week, I wanted to provide an early look of the statistics that are soon to be released by the agency. I was provided a preliminary draft in preparation for the panel presentation; it should be out in the next week or two and I was asked not to divulge the specific numbers.  Stay tuned for my deep dive into the numbers when they are officially released. (As a refresher...
Tags: Harassment, Law, Trends, Claims, Complaints, Statistics, Numbers, Sexual Harassment, Sex Harassment, Increase, CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Cchro, Chro, Settlements, Featured Content

‘No More Negotiating, Let’s Take This Thing To Court!’

Some advice on how to walk a client off the trial court ledge and back into a settlement.
Tags: Law, Advice, In-House Counsel, Settlements, Stephen R. Williams

Have 260 Out of 535 Members of Congress Settled Sexual Assault Charges?

A popular Facebook message claiming that 260 members of congress had settled sexual assault charges seriously misread the data.
Tags: Facebook, News, Sexual Assault, Congress, Settlements, Congress Members

Students Suing Failed For-Profit Law School Reach Shockingly Low Settlement Due To Parent Company’s Financial Straits

This settlement is nowhere near the amount needed to make all class members whole, and it's sad.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Law Students, Settlements, Charlotte School of Law, InfiLaw, Class-Action Lawsuits, Parent Company, Anthony Majestro

Most Cases Settle. Should That Affect Your Thinking?

Maybe outside counsel, and clients, and the judicial system itself, should begin to acknowledge what everyone knows to be true.
Tags: Law, Advice, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Settlements

Morning Docket: 08.13.18

* Confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh will begin on September 4, which means that Justice Brett Kavanaugh will likely be ready and raring to go for October Term 2018. [Politico] * If and when Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, he'll be able to fulfill his hoop dreams at "the highest court in the land." Unfortunately, as his fellow players and coaches have confirmed, white men judges can't jump. [Wall Street Journal] * In the meantime, liberal activists seem to be struggli...
Tags: Activism, Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Trials, Giuliani, Donald Trump, George Stephanopoulos, Susan Collins, Gender Discrimination, Rudy Giuliani, Biglaw, James Comey, Trump, Lisa Murkowski, Comey

You Can Catch More Settlements With Honey

Treat opposing counsel with kindness and you may be surprised about what you receive in return.
Tags: Law, Advice, Trials, In-House Counsel, Settlements, Stephen R. Williams

Morning Docket: 03.28.18

* Is the Supreme Court about to take a right turn? With lengthy delays in issuing opinions and apparent infighting that's leaked onto the bench during oral arguments, pundits think that the high court may soon become as "politically fractured as the rest of Washington." [CNN] * Speaking of SCOTUS, the justices spent an hour debating whether they should abandon the longstanding rule in Marks, which guides whose holding controls when the decision is split. [National Law Journal] * New York, Ca...
Tags: Uber, New York, Murder, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Washington, Discrimination, Reuters, New York California, National Law Journal, Morning Docket, Settlements, Caleb Schwab, Verrückt

Be Ready To Walk Away From Any Settlement

We get paid to fight for people, but often the litigants should settle -- but only on terms they can live with (if not love).
Tags: Law, Advice, Settlement, Litigation, Litigators, Small Law Firms, Boutique Law Firms, Settlements, John Balestriere, Settlement Rejection

9 HIPAA Settlements So Far This Year

In the world of health IT, there have already been a plethora of HIPAA settlements.
Tags: Privacy, Law, Settlement, HIPAA, Settlements, Health Care / Medicine, HIPAA compliance, CHECK YOU HIPAA

Supersonic Settlements

Even when legal defenses exist, sometimes a client should accept the validity of the other side’s position.
Tags: Music, Movies, Law, Advice, Copyright, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Intellectual Property, Oasis, Settlement, Litigation, Litigators, Gaston Kroub, Settlements, Mat Whitecross, Oasis: Supersonic

Warner Bros. Confirms Michael Brown-Inspired Film As Family Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Michael Brown’s story will soon be told on the big screen. Warner Bros. has confirmed the black unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a white police officer and sparked a nationwide movement will be the subject of an upcoming film. Mike Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden’s memoir, Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy and Love of My Son Michael Brown, will be adapted for film. A Warner Bros. rep confirmed the project Wednesday (Jun. 21) after it was first reported last week. Developmen...
Tags: Movies, News, Jazz, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Mike Brown, Warner Bros, Black Lives Matter, Wilson, Brown, Lesley McSpadden, Settlements, Tracking Board, Lezley McSpadden, Film Adaptions, Brown Michael Brown

United Airlines Settles With Passenger Forcibly Dragged Off Overbooked Flight & Announces Policy Changes

The man cops forcibly dragged of a United Airlines flight just got paid! However, we do not know how much. United and Dr. David Dao have reached an “amicable” settlement regarding the incident that sparked nationwide outrage. The settlement was announced Thursday (Apr. 27), just over two weeks after the brutal incident that went viral on social media. Terms of the agreement also prohibits the settlement amount from being disclosed and Dao from publicly sharing his account of the incident. On Sun...
Tags: Travel, News, Viral, Delta, Viral Videos, Jazz, United, United Airlines, Southwest, Oscar Munoz, Dao, Settlements, Anspach, Dr. David Dao, David Dao, Dao United

Philly Firm Settles Suit By Former Associate Claiming He Was Bilked Of Bonus Money

The suit would have offered an interesting inside look at one firm's billing and bonus practices.
Tags: Money, Law, Settlement, Bonuses, Biglaw, Philly, Michael Snyder, Ryan Leonard, Settlements, John Younge, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel