December 10, 2018

Bankruptcy jurors award Petters Co. victims $3.5 million in clawback money

A federal jury awarded investment victims of Tom Petters $3.5 million in clawback money this week. The money is expected to go to about 30 creditors of the Petters Co. Inc. bankruptcy estate, according to federal court documents. Those creditors...

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December 10, 2018

Veteran Long Beach police officer awarded $2.5 million in retaliation suit

A Long Beach police officer who said he was demoted to patrol duties in 2015 after protesting how management responded to complaints by a recruit, who did not want to train in an unsafe area, was awarded $2.5 million in...

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December 7, 2018

Bobby Brown alleges Showtime, others violated privacy in Whitney Houston documentary

New Edition singer Bobby Brown alleges his rights to publicity and privacy were violated in a 2017 documentary about his late ex-wife, Whitney Houston. Robert Brown and the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown filed a complaint on Nov. 28 in...

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December 7, 2018

Sex Abuse Victims May Not See Restitution After USA Gymnastics Bankruptcy

USA Gymnastics, under threat of being decertified by the U.S. Olympic Committee, filed for bankruptcy after running short of funds to pay victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. Read the source article at Claims Journal

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December 7, 2018

AOL/Verizon to Pay Record $4.95 Million Fine for Tracking Kids Online

AOL, a Verizon-owned company, has agreed to pay a fine of $4.95 million for helping advertisers track children online. It sounds like a lot of money, but it also sounds criminal. Isn't "tracking children" the same as "stalking children"?  Read...

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December 7, 2018

DHS’ Proposed H-1B Electronic Registration System is Sea Change

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a proposed rule that, if adopted, will fundamentally alter the H-1B Cap process, replacing the current lottery with an electronic registration system that has the potential to save time, money, and headaches for all H-1B...

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December 6, 2018

Employees Complain that Satan is in Biometric Security Devices, Seriously

Employers are looking into new technological ways to counteract security risks, including employee biometric data to confirm the identity of an individual before giving him access to the physical or intellectual property of the employer. The obvious advantages to employers...

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December 6, 2018

Is It “Horseplay” or Sex Discrimination?

A federal appeals court recently upheld a half-million dollar verdict against a small Chicago retailer after concluding that a male employee was consistently subjected to harassment by grabbing his genitals and buttocks, groping him, reaching down his pants, and miming...

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December 6, 2018

California Independent Contractor Rules Collapse In Confusion

The California Court of Appeal handed an apparently empty victory to a taxi driver, who filed an unpaid wages lawsuit, and if it stands, may seriously limit the rights of workers wrongfully classified as independent contractors. Read the source article in...

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December 5, 2018

USA Gymnastics Files for Bankruptcy Organization Says

USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. The organization announced that it "filed a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana." The organization hopes that with this...

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