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Pension Funds Leading Investor Lawsuit Against Goldman Sachs

Posted 05.26.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge on Friday named three pension funds as co-lead plaintiffs in an investor lawsuit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc...

Magnolia Bakery Clone Sparks Global Cupcake Turf War

Slashfood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Carrie Bradshaw's favorite bakery has found itself in the middle of its own melodrama. The owners of Magnolia Bakery, the Manhattan cupcake shop made ...

UBS Accused Of 'Cheating' French Madoff Victims

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS "tricked" victims of Bernard Madoff's giant Ponzi scheme by sponsoring a Luxembourg-registered fund that for four yea...

Goodbye Luis Castillo

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Sorry Kermit, it's actually quite easy being green. It's being a Mets fan that's really difficult. Some great news came out of camp when GM Sandy relieved fans of the misery that has been Luis Castillo.

Murdoch's News Corp. Sued For 'Nepotism'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The board of News Corp (NWSA.O) has been sued by shareholders for agreeing to buy a business owned by Chairman Rupert Murdoch's daughter f...

JPMorgan Fires Back At Madoff Trustee

Bloomberg News | Linda Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), sued for $6.4 billion by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff's firm, said the trustee has no right to "abrogate" a yearlong ...

Michael Lewis Sued For 'The Big Short'

Reuters | Grant McCool | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Lewis, best-selling author of "The Big Short" about the mortgage meltdown, has been sued for defamation by an asset manag...

Elise Foley

Arizona Sets Stage For Another Legal Showdown Over Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawmaker behind Arizona's infamous bill cracking down on undocumented immigrants has introduced additional anti-immigrant legislatio...

The Odd Timing of Shirley Sherrod's Lawsuit Against Andrew Breitbart

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Until Mrs. Sherrod plunged herself headfirst into the Pigford story by suing my film's funder, Andrew Brietbart, I wasn't clear on how central a figure she was.

In Chevron RICO Suit Against Amazonians, Who's the Real Gangster?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Last week, Chevron filed a RICO suit against a remote Ecuadorian community. That's right: the oil giant is using a law intended to rein in the Mafia against 47 inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest.

Weekly Pulse: Don't Snort Bath Salts, Kids

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and pl...

You're On Hidden Camera! Employees Suing Duane Reade For $110M

| Sun Kersor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sixteen Duane Reade workers are suing their employer for placing surveillance cameras in the bathroom of the company's Maspeth, Queens warehouse. Why ...

Denver Considers Six-Figure Payout To Settle Another Police Car Accident

Denver Daily | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver City Council tonight must consider another six-figure payout due to alleged police misconduct. Tonight's resolution up for consideration wou...

Weekly Pulse: Giffords Shooting Reveals Flaws in U.S. Mental Health Services

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a constituent outreach event in a supermarket...

Minimum Wage Workers in Florida Are Getting Short Changed

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Six-cents seems like small change, but for nearly two hundred thousand low-wage workers in Florida, it's adding up to a legal battle. The National E...

Dear Environmental Community: Please Shut Up

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Green technology faces a number of barriers--high capital costs, entrenched incumbents, skepticism, bureaucratic and political roadblocks. But, pleas...

Barnes And Noble Fails To End Nook Lawsuit

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS - News) lost its bid to dismiss Spring Design Inc's lawsuit accusing the largest U.S. bookseller of illegally copying a s...

Armenians Sue Turkey Claiming U.S. Air Base Land

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Over the years, Armenian-Americans have gradually shifted their attention from demanding recognition of the Armenian Genocide to pursuing various lega...

USDA Continues to Lie About Pigford Fraud Despite Lawyer Statements

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

The fraud of Pigford is real. It's tens of millions of dollars, at least. The USDA knows about it. They aren't telling the truth and unfortunately, if we're going to get to the truth it's going to have to come from Republican-led hearings.

Just Blame the Block Company...

Mike Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Spicer


Weekly Pulse: Judge Rules Against Health Reform, Takes Cash from Opponents

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Virginia federal judge who ruled against a key component of health care reform on Monday has tie...

McDonalds SUED After Worker Spits On Customer

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From bones in burgers to beef french fries, McDonalds has faced its fair share of product-related lawsuits over the years. But a recent case brought b...

Student Sues Washington State School District, Saying They Failed to Stop Bullying

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joe Mirabella

Russell Dickerson III alleges his school district did nothing to stop years of harassment based on his race and perceived sexual orientation. "It was like a prison sentence," he says, "that carried on into high school."

Laura Bassett

Susan G. Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities Over Use Of The Word 'Cure' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In addition to raising millions of dollars a year for breast cancer research, fundraising giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has a lesser-known mission...

Joe Miller's Missing E-mails Under Investigation

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's former employer says it may pursue criminal charges over e-mails that went missing in the weeks leading up to his a...