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Rayman Hussein of Oakland has not been able to return from Yemen following a trip in late 2012. (CBS)

San Francisco Law Group Suing John Kerry Over Yemeni-Americans’ Passports

A San Francisco group is suing John Kerry over the practice of taking passports away from Yemeni-Americans after a man was left stranded in Yemen while visiting relatives.

04/20/2015

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Widow Says Southwest Airlines Left Husband To Die In Plane Bathroom During Flight From Oakland

The widow of a high-profile financial analyst is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines, claiming a flight crew left her husband in an airplane bathroom when he desperately needed help, even treating him like an out-of-control passenger.

04/20/2015

Oakland Athletics at O.Co Coliseum (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Jose Files Petition With U.S. Supreme Court In Antitrust Case Against MLB

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo acknowledges that just getting the Supreme Court to hear the case is a longshot, but he remains hopeful.

04/15/2015

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Lawsuit Challenging New Jersey Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy Dismissed

A judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s ban on gay conversion therapy was upheld Monday by a federal appeals court.

04/13/2015

A pedestrian walks by a Sprint store on April 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Dish Network Corp has offered to purchase Sprint Nextel Corp for $25.5 billion in cash and stock. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sprint Paying $15.5M To Feds For Allegedly Overcharging For Court-Ordered Wiretaps

The office of U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Thursday that Sprint Communications, Inc., has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged law enforcement agencies for carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other surveillance activities.

04/10/2015

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Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Bans Salary Negotiations To Equalize Pay For Men, Women

After losing a sex-discrimination lawsuit in Silicon Valley last week, Ellen Pao continues on her crusade to bring gender equality to the tech world, but this time with a focus on her home turf.

04/08/2015

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus. (CBS)

Fired Officer’s Lawsuit Accuses Richmond Police Chief Of Sexual Harassment

Thomas Hauschild claims he was wrongfully fired after he complained that Richmond Police Chief Magnus touched him inappropriately “in an obvious sexual manner.”

04/06/2015

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Woman Suing Planet Fitness After Complaints Over Transgender Person In Locker Room Gets Her Membership Revoked

A Michigan woman is suing Planet Fitness over claims that the gym was too respectful of transgender members.

03/26/2015

Ellen Pao (L) leaving the courthouse. (CBS)

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm Goes To Jury

Jury deliberations began Wednesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has shined a light on the gross underrepresentation of women in the technology and venture capital sectors of Silicon Valley.

03/25/2015

Ellen Pao (L) leaving the courthouse. (CBS)

Judge’s Ruling Means Woman Suing Silicon Valley VC Firm For Sex Bias Could Pocket Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

If Ellen Pao gets punitive damages, that could add tens of millions more to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing.

03/21/2015

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