Lawsuit seeks to force all-male fraternities at Yale to allow women

A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday by three women who attend Yale University seeks to ban the school’s all-male fraternities from considering gender in admission decisions. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut against Yale University and nine fraternities, is brought by students who allege sexual assault, harassment and discrimination plague the fraternities. The plaintiffs’ lawyers say they believe it is the first time students have sued […]

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Return of French farmer's case keeps Monsanto in legal spotlight

LYON, France (Reuters) – A decade-old lawsuit in which a French farmer with neurological problems accuses Monsanto of not providing adequate safety warnings for a weedkiller returns to court on Wednesday, adding to health claims faced by the Bayer-owned firm. Paul Francois, who says he fell ill after inhaling vapor from weedkiller Lasso in 2004, won rulings in 2012 and […]

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U.S., NY sue Sterling Jewelers over credit financing practices

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and New York’s attorney general on Wednesday sued Sterling Jewelers Inc, accusing the unit of Signet Jewelers Ltd of improper credit financing practices. Sterling was accused of submitting credit applications and causing credit cards to be issued without consumers’ knowledge or consent, misrepresenting credit financing terms and conditions, and enrolling […]

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IAC sues Tinder co-founder, escalating fight over valuation

(Reuters) – Online dating company Match Group Inc (MTCH.O) and its parent company IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC.O) have filed a lawsuit against Sean Rad, a co-founder of Match Group’s popular dating service Tinder, of secretly copying company files and other proprietary information. The lawsuit, filed in New York state court in Manhattan late on Tuesday, comes six months after Rad and other […]

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Federal workers are suing the US government over the shutdown

Federal workers on Wednesday sued the U.S. government over the shutdown, protesting the requirement that employees who are considered “essential” must report to work without pay, a major federal workers’ union announced Monday. Interested in Government Shutdown? An estimated 420,000 employees fall into the category of being essential, many of them working for the Department of Homeland Security and the […]

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Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast. Continue Reading Below The lawsuit filed in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, claims the National Marine Fisheries Service violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental […]

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Barclays not liable to buyers of U.S. IPO before 2008 crisis – appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Barclays Plc (BARC.L) is not liable to investors who bought its U.S.-listed stock a few months before the 2008 financial crisis and accused the British bank of hiding its risky debt exposure and a capital shortfall, a U.S. court ruled on Monday. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld […]

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Fox News, CBS News and other outlets back CNN in legal fight against White House

Last Updated Nov 14, 2018 2:30 PM EST Fox News has filed a “friend of the court” brief in federal court in support of CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass,” which gives holders expanded access to the White House complex. Acosta’s pass was suspended last week, hours after he sparred with the president in a […]

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Bob Woodward: The Media Has Become ‘Emotionally Unhinged’ About Trump

Bob Woodward is no fan of Donald Trump, but he’s not exactly supporting CNN’s lawsuit against the president, either. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist spoke out against the lawsuit Tuesday at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida. Suing to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials is just playing into the spotlight-loving president’s hands, he said. “It’s actually a negative,” Woodward […]

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Pro surfer sues Monster energy drink over unpaid sponsor fees

Dude — this lawsuit is alleging some majorly bogus behavior on the part of a beverage-maker. Two-time world surfing champ John John Florence has sued Monster Beverage, claiming that the energy-drinks giant hasn’t shelled out any of the hundreds of thousands of dollars he says he’s owed for using his growing notoriety and curly blond locks in its ad campaigns. […]

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