Consumer Law

Cryptocurrency Owner Sues AT&T Over $24 Million Digital Heist

A cryptocurrency investor has sued AT&T Inc., alleging the wireless phone service provider’s online security measures failed to protect him from hackers who stole $24 million worth of his investment. Cryptocurrency theft victims may have found a new potential avenue...

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Google explains ‘Location History’ setting that can track users even if they disable it

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting. The change came three days after an Associated...

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Judge Sides With DirecTV in $4 Billion FTC Spat

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – Rejecting claims that DirecTV put out misleading ads, a federal judge on Thursday dealt a major blow to the Federal Trade Commission’s quest to claw back $4 billion in “unjust gains” from the AT&T-owned company. “The...

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Judge says she was fired for a drinking problem she didn’t have. Now she’s suing

A former Newark municipal judge is suing the city and its officials for wrongful termination, claiming she was falsely accused of drinking on the job and then fired for it. Vanessa Williams Powell, who was appointed to the bench in 2002, alleges...

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CEO Pay Soars Under Trump: New Analysis

Compensation for America’s top executives grew 17 percent in 2017 as real wages for workers declined, according to a study released Thursday. Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated promises to raise the salaries of average Americans, chief executives earned 312 times...

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Murphy Oil USA to Pay $100K to Settle Disability Discrimination, Retaliation Suit

Arkansas-based Murphy Oil USA Inc. will pay $100,000 to settle a workplace discrimination suit filed in Texas by federal officials. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against Murphy Oil, which owns Murphy USA retail gasoline stores typically…...

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$2 Billion Tinder Case: How To Protect Your Equity?

During the past year, Match Group (MTCH) stock has been red-hot, going from $19 to $48. And the main driver: the huge growth in Tinder. But not everyone is happy. Three of Tinder's founders and some current executives filed a...

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Why One of the Biggest Mall Owners Is Doubling Down on Malls

While mall owners have faced record store closures and bankruptcy filings as more Americans shop online, Taubman Centers Inc. has doubled down. It is reinvesting in design, technology, big-data tools and new store mixes for its 24 malls. One of...

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An Expensive Lesson on Arbitration Agreements and Forum Shopping

General counsel really should tell employers to think twice before putting arbitration clauses in their employment agreements. Acosta Tractors learned that lesson the hard way. Read the source article at blogs.findlaw.com

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5th Cir.: Employers Not Always Protected From Harassment Liability From Non-employees With Mental Illness

A nurse was forced to work with a mentally ill patient who would grab nursing home residents by their “breast[s], butts, thighs, and try to grab [their] private areas.” Read the source article at Legal News & Business Law News

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