"In early 2019, Alphabet''s board of directors formed a special litigation committee to consider claims made by shareholders in various lawsuits relating to past workplace conduct," an Alphabet spokesperson told AFP.Google in November outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers.
MGM;s lawsuit claims that the approval of the satellite casino which will be a joint venture called MMCT establishes ;an unlawful state conferred monopoly over commercial gaming rights in Connecticut.; Furthermore, the MGM officials are of the belief that the move is a deterrence to transparency and fair competition. This means that the residents of Connecticut may not receive the best possible deal. "An open process would allow the state to evaluate competing proposals and choose the operator that offers the best investment opportunity, creates the most new jobs and economic expansion and maximizes revenue to the state, " reads a statement from MGM.
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In the class action complaint, former acting students Sarah Tither Kaplan and Toni Gaal say that Franco and his associates ”engaged in widespread inappropriate and sexually charged behavior towards female students by sexualizing their power as a teacher and employer by dangling the opportunity for roles in their projects. ”The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court and names Franco and two of his associates.
James Franco is named in a lawsuit that alleges he and two other men who ran an acting school, Studio 4, sexually exploited female students. The complaint was filed yesterday in a Los Angeles Superior Court by two former students of the now closed acting school.The women say Franco and his partners subjected them to sexually exploitative auditions and film shoots, while assuring them roles in movies that never materialized or were never released.
LAS VEGAS mdash; Robert Eglet settled behind microphones Thursday morning mdash;his face reflected in the shiny red wood of the conference table mdash; nd said what might be expected after earning thousands of shooting victims up to $800 million in a lawsuit settlement.He said nothing could bring back the 58 who were killed by the lone gunman who perched himself in a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on Oct. 1, 2017, and opened fire on thousands across the Las Vegas Strip attending the Route 91 country music festival.
Attorney General Keith Ellison and Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero said in an opinion piece published in Thursday s Star Tribune that Minnesota is opting not to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court because they d probably lose due to the limited facts on record and the Supreme Court s current composition.A divided three judge panel of the 8th Circuit in August reinstated the lawsuit filed by Telescope Media Group of St. Cloud, agreeing with Christian filmmakers Carl and Angel Larsen that videos are a form of speech with protections under the First Amendment. A lower court had dismissed the case two years earlier.
Swedish heavy metal band Ghost are still involved in their long tenuous lawsuit which began back in 2017, when the four ;Nameless Ghouls,; sued the group;s figurehead Papa Emeritus, who;s real name is Tobias Forge for profits from the group;s previous work. While this case was dismissed against Forge late last year, the suit has been appealed once again, with a new hearing scheduled for March 2020.The four "Nameless Ghouls, " were revealed to be guitarist Simon Soderberg (Alpha), keyboardist Mauro Rubino (Air), guitarist Henrik Palm (Ether) and drummer Martin Hjertstedt (Earth), in court documents from 2017. The four claimed that Forge had only paid them sporadically in small amounts from the time they played from 2011 to 2016, preventing them from royalties, and claimed that they had not received any payment for the year 2012.
The parents of Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer murdered during a botched robbery in 2016, won a legal effort on Friday to revive a lawsuit against Fox News, reporter Malia Zimmerman and guest commentator Ed Butowsky centering on a conspiracy theory that was published about the case.
(Reuters) A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users; private data, calling the social media company;s views on privacy ;so wrong.;While dismissing some claims, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said users could try to hold Facebook liable under various federal and state laws for letting app developers and business partners harvest their personal data without their consent on a "widespread " basis.
To that end, the social giant is creating a competition called the "Deepfake Detection Challenge" where it has committed over $10 million in the hopes of getting researchers to come up with open source technology that can detect when AI was used to modify videos.It's worth noting that Facebook will be using a data set created with paid actors as a starting point, who were asked for consent to contribute to the challenge. This is important, because the company is the target of a class action lawsuit after creating facial recognition models for its users without asking for permission.
Apple and Samsung are now facing a class action lawsuit for their alleged risk of cancer. The complaint stated that the two tech giants exposed their alleged victims 500 times more than the allowable federal limit.As per the FCC, Federal Communications Commission, a certain amount of radiation emission absorption rate is allowed per device. The Special Absorption Rate is measured in watts of energy absorbed per kilogram of body tissue (W kg). Through this, the government is able to measure if the device is within allowable radiation emission or is at the rate of posing a serious risk to Apple products, Samsung products and other radiation emitting devices.
CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE) A group of smart phone owners filed a proposed class action suit against Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) and Apple (AAPL), claiming the manufacturers knowingly subjected smartphone users to RF radiation levels far in excess of mandated limits while misrepresenting the smartphones safety, according to FeganScott, the law firm representing the proposed class action lawsuit.
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The Waorani people of Pastaza are an indigenous tribe from the Ecuadorian Amazon and have lived in the Rainforest for generation on generation. Although the Amazon fires currently burning away are in Paraguay, thousands of miles away from Ecuador, many are linking a burgeoning trend that may well end up in more forestry being destroyed across the nine countries that the Amazon spans. According to Reuters, the tribe had been battling an on going court case concerning the selling of sacred Amazonian lands to oil companies. The lands were originally auctioned off and approved to do so by the Ecuadorian government, much to the dismay of the indigenous tribe.A court decision ruled that the 2,000 strong tribe had not been properly consulted before the lands were sold off.