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Washington Post Reporter Says She Was Barred From Covering Sexual Assault Stories
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A reporter for the Washington Post has filed a lawsuit alleging she was discriminated and retaliated against by editors at the newspaper. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff was barred from covering stories involving sexual harassment and assault because she is a sexual assault survivor. As stated in the complaint, the plaintiff was prohibited from reporting on Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh and Kobe Bryant, who both faced sexual misconduct allegations. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in District of Columbia Superior Court and alleges a violation of the District of Columbia's Human Rights Act.
Jeremy Barr, The Washington Post 07/22/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Philadelphia DA Seeks to Block State's $26 Billion Opioid Settlement
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has filed a lawsuit against the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro over an opioid settlement. The state recently announced a $26 billion settlement with drug distributors and a drug manufacturer. The recent lawsuit seeks to block the settlement and alleges that Shapiro's office does not have the authority to settle Krasner's claims. According to Krasner, pursuing the lawsuit could result in more money for the city of Philadelphia.
Catherine Dunn and Aubrey Whelan, Philadelphia Inquirer 07/22/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wake County to File Suit Against Juul After North Carolina Settlement
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The school district in Wake County, North Carolina, is filing a lawsuit against e-cigarette company Juul. The lawsuit is one of the hundreds pending against the e-cigarette maker. The lawsuit comes in the way of a $40 million settlement in a lawsuit against Juul filed by state officials, who were the first to challenge the company's marketing of its products to teenagers. As part of the settlement with the state, Juul will stop marketing on social media and near schools and no longer claim that e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes.
Josh Shaffer, News & Observer 07/21/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Activision Blizzard 'Fostered a Sexist Culture', Says California Lawsuit
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The state of California has filed a lawsuit against video game studio Activision Blizzard Inc. over alleged gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The lawsuit was filed by the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing on Wednesday and alleges that the studio "fostered a sexist culture" and paid female employees less than male employees. Also alleged in the lawsuit are incidents of sexual harassment, including the groping of women in the company. According to the complaint, Activision Blizzard was aware of the harassment, but failed to stop it and retaliated against women who reported it.
Joe Hernandez, National Public Radio 07/22/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Plaintiff Requests Texts and Recordings in Leon Black Assault Case
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A woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted and harassed by billionaire businessman Leon Black wants text messages and other records to be submitted as evidence in her legal case against him. In a motion filed on Monday, the former Russian model's legal team requested that the defendant hand over the messages and recordings. According to Black, he did have an affair with the plaintiff, but the materials requested will prove his innocence regarding the allegations of assault and harassment.
Jemima McEvoy, Forbes 07/20/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Cardinal Health and AppleOne Pay $1.45M in Racial Harassment Suit
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Cardinal Health will pay $1.45 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission alleging racial harassment and retaliation against employees. The global health care services and products company, along with staffing agency AppleOne, have agreed to implement injunctive relief to resolve the lawsuit alleging African American employees were harassed based on their race. The defendants are accused in the complaint of failing to bring an end to the harassment and fostering a hostile work environment. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Staff Report, Insurance Journal 07/19/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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