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'Standard' Waitresses Say They Were Fired For Not Being Tall Enough

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two cocktail waitresses from the Standard hotel claim they were fired for not being "willowy, svelte and statuesque runway models", reports the Daily ...

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 ...

Lawsuit Loans Are 'Legal Loan-Sharking,' Critics Say

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the last decade, banks, hedge funds and private investors have begun pumping money into other people's lawsuits in the hopes of sharing in the po...

I'm With Stupid: Bad Parents Unhappy About Happy Meals

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I am, admittedly, not the best parent in the world. Oh, I try, but I'm lazy and not very bright, so sometimes things don't work out exactly as planned...

Five Ways to Protect Corporate Executives From Catastrophic Liability

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Kerschberg

Individual corporate executives and directors of multinational corporations will soon face high-stakes lawsuits for alleged human rights violations by...

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...

Suez's Attempts to Silence Critics on Par with its Water Management: A Failure

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wenonah Hauter

Water justice advocates around the world cheered recently when a French court rejected a defamation lawsuit brought by Suez Water against the makers of the documentary film Flow.

Chamber Of Commerce Raising Money To Fund Lawsuits Against Regulation, Reform

The Center For Public Integrity | Peter H. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerc...

Wall Street Betting On Malpractice, Divorce Lawsuits

Center For Public Integrity / The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Binyamin Appelbaum and Ben Hallman Binyamin Appelbaum is a reporter with The New York Times; Ben Hallman is a reporter for the Center for Public I...

Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

Fund-raising is an awkward and often uncomfortable effort for those raising funds. But when the person asking is a women entrepreneur, the dance takes on many more nuances.

Drug Companies Paying Shady Doctors For Endorsements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pharmaceutical companies are paying doctors with questionable records millions of dollars to endorse their drugs, Propublica reports. According to ...

Nearly $1B in NYC police payouts

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting on his wedding day said they wanted justice. The lega...

Top 10 Payouts On Claims Against NYPD

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's top 10 payouts on claims against police, for the decade ending June 30, 2008: _ Franklyn Waldron: $8 million to a man shot and paralyzed b...

The Slow Demise of Defamation and the Privacy Torts

Daniel J. Solove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel J. Solove

We need to have some meaningful way to prevent defamation and invasion of privacy. Otherwise, people will spread all sorts of damaging rumors and gossip about each other online.

Carl Barbier, New Orleans Judge, Gets Most Of BP Oil Spill Lawsuits

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies o...

Goldman Sachs Slapped With Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The lawsuit documents have been added below (hat tip to the WSJ.) Three former Goldman Sachs employees filed a gender bias lawsuit against ...

Veterans 1, KBR 0

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It is time once again to tune in to the latest episode -- oops, I mean development -- in the long running farce -- oops, I mean legal case -- involving KBR and Oregon National Guard soldiers.

Gulf's Dolphins: 'Man Needs to Make Right Their Waters'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"Diviner than the Dolphin is nothing yet created, for indeed they were aforetime men and lived in cities along with mortals. They exchanged the land f...

PHOTOS: The Many Times Oprah's Been Sued

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oprah Winfrey was sued last week--this time by a woman who claimed she was wrongfully terminated. But it is far from the first time that someone has b...

BP Oil Spill Causes Huge Drop In Value, But Company Will Likely Survive

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — BP is probably sturdy enough to survive the worst oil spill in U.S. history. But investors are shaving billions of dollars off its va...

DOJ, Arizona Discuss Immigration Law: No Lawsuit Planned

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT and PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Justice Department officials told Arizona's attorney general and aides to the governor Friday that the federal government has serious ...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Bill Facing Potential Lawsuit From Right And Left

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Even before Gov. Bill Ritter has signed into law new rules for Colorado's medical-marijuana industry, the next moves in the ongoing chess match of can...

Bob Graham, William Reilly To Lead Presidential Commission On BP Gulf Oil Spill

AP | ERICA WERNER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The White House has tapped former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and ex-EPA Administrator William K. Reilly to lead a presidential commiss...

Low Gulf Oil Spill Size Estimate Could Save BP Millions Of Dollars In Court

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor, Renee Schoof and Erika Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- BP's estimate that only 5,000 barrels of oil are leaking daily from a well in the Gulf of Mexico, which the Obama administration hasn't ...

Goldman Sachs Settlement: A Reader's Outrage

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Seems almost everyone I talk to these days is very outraged over the corruption in the financial system.