Consumer Law

Jury awards $1.3 million to professor in American University age-discrimination case

Loubna Skalli Hanna had been recommended at age 52 for tenure at American University after intensive evaluations and years of being a scholar on the Middle East at the school. When tenure was abruptly denied, she felt "Utter shock and...

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You may not have to pay alimony if your ex shacks up with someone else, Utah court rules

If your ex shacks up with someone else, you may not have to pay alimony anymore, the Utah Court of Appeals has ruled. In a decision handed down over the weekend, the state appeals court upheld a lower court's decision...

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris finalize divorce after agreeing joint custody of son Jack

Anna, 41, hired famous celebrity divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, to ask the judge on Monday to remove the case from the court system so a private judge can handle the final stage of proceedings. It’s claimed that the actress and...

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Pastor Denies Firing Teacher for Being Pregnant and Unwed

The pastor of a Leimert Park Catholic church testified Thursday that he and the interim principal of a school associated with the parish jointly decided not to renew the contract of a teacher, but he denied the teacher's allegations she...

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Discrimination Case Reopened Against Christian Bakery Owner

A California bakery owner who refused to bake a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple is headed back to court after a judge allowed the state Wednesday to reopen its investigation against her. The Department of Fair Employment and...

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Former broker accused in ‘classic scheme’: Dayton Business

By the time state and federal investigators closed in, a former Dayton financial broker is accused of having misappropriated more than $1 million by creating fake financial statements and shifting funds between customers — many of them elderly. Bellbrook resident...

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Del. Judge Upholds $4M Award Over Spacecraft Tech Contract

A Delaware federal judge upheld a $4.1 million jury verdict in favor of a Houston-based engineering startup in a breach-of-contract suit over technology for a spacecraft and lunar lander vehicle capable of transporting experiments from the International Space Station.According to court documents, Moon Express,...

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Videographers Argue For Right to Refuse Gay Couples

An attorney for Minnesota videographers who refuse to shoot same-sex weddings argued before an Eighth Circuit panel Tuesday that doing so would violate their religious beliefs. In December 2016, Carl and Angel Larsen and their media production company, Telescope Media...

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Strippers Want Out of Class Settlement With Clubs

A group of strippers argued Wednesday morning before a Sixth Circuit panel to undo the approval of a class-action settlement with their employers for wage violations. The exotic dancers sued Déjà Vu Services Inc., among others, in 2016, claiming the...

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Ex-Wife’s Legal Fees Get Priority After Ex-Husband’s Bankruptcy

Attorneys’ fees awarded to a debtor’s ex-wife during divorce proceedings are a domestic support obligation entitled to priority treatment in a subsequent bankruptcy, a federal judge held Oct. 15. The legal fees were awarded “in the nature of support” and...

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