Lawsuit

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

Ellen Pao

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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Napa Vineyard Workers Fired For Demanding Seperate Women’s Bathroom Settle Lawsuit For $65K

Eight farmworkers and a Napa Valley vineyard owner, management company and labor contractor have settled a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit involving the lack of a separate bathroom for female workers at the Napa vineyard.

03/20/2015

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Your Favorite Wine Might Contain High Levels Of Deadly Arsenic, According To Lawsuit

There may be a reason to think twice before you sip – a lawsuit filed in California Thursday contends some top selling wines contain high levels of arsenic.

03/19/2015

Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber, Claiming False Advertising Hurting Their Businesses

Nineteen taxi companies sued Uber Technologies Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday, accusing the transportation network company of false advertising when it claims it has “the safest rides on the road.”

03/18/2015

A Jazz band performs at Cafe International. (Photo by Mauricio Balvanera; Flickr)

Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ Leads To Lawsuit Threat For Local Café

The classic “Happy Birthday To You” song has been around longer than anyone can remember, however, that doesn’t mean its free and clear for singers to perform in public spaces.

03/18/2015

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