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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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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.

The True Costs of Police Misconduct

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

If the money Newark spends to defend and compensate for police officers' mistakes went towards reforms instead it would save money, lives, and public confidence in the long run.

A New Model for Mass Torts?

Charles M. Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles M. Silver

President Obama's treatment of BP doesn't worry me much, but a general shift of responsibility for mass torts from the courts to the executive branch certainly would.

Do Homeless People Have Rights?

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Schanes

If every city with an insufficient number of shelter beds were to pass an ordinance against sleeping in all public places, there would be no place for a homeless person to sleep.

Drop the Lawsuits

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

GOP governors and Attorneys General are still wasting time and taxpayer dollars filing frivolous lawsuits against the federal government, trying to have health care reform declared unconstitutional.

French Publisher Gallimard Planning To Sue Google

thebookseller.com | Barbara Casassus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Gallimard and two other French publishers plan to sue Google for scanning books without prior permission. The move was announced at the Paris Book Fai...

Woman Sues, Hit In The Head With Armrest While Answering Cell Phone During Movie

Chicago Sun-Times | Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This is a cautionary tale about the perils of answering a cellphone in a theater as the movie's rolling. Taj Showers, settling in for a matinee wit...

Coach Sues City Of Chicago Over Knockoff Bags Found At Street Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Legal or not, knockoff designer handbags seem to be a fixture in big cities. Whether it's New York's Chinatown or a Chicago street market, you can usu...