Fallout from pandemic job loss: Workplace lawsuits

Apr 13, 2021
Many people have lost jobs due to the pandemic. Some are suing their former employers.
The pandemic has disrupted ties between many workers and their employers. A labor attorney says some companies are taking the opportunity to discard workers who are older, disabled or marginalized.
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The hangup on the Hill: Who's liable for COVID infections at work or school?

Dec 11, 2020
Congressional Republicans want schools and businesses to be protected from lawsuits.
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How the election certification process works, and why it matters

Nov 13, 2020
Election certification happens after every general election. This year, it’s looking to be costly.
Canvassers process mail-in ballots at a county board of elections headquarters in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Canvassing is part of the election certification process.
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Investors finance lawsuits for potentially big returns

Nov 22, 2018
The practice of advancing portions of expected personal injury settlements to plaintiffs draws scrutiny from states.
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A look back at the "pivot to video" after a new lawsuit alleges Facebook misled about video viewership

Oct 19, 2018
The measurement error may have impacted more than just advertisers.

A look back at the "pivot to video" after a new lawsuit alleges Facebook misled about video viewership

Oct 19, 2018
The measurement error may have impacted more than just advertisers.

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The Supreme Court just made class-action lawsuits harder to join

May 22, 2018
We spoke with one of the co-founders of SCOTUSblog about the implications of the ruling.
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Supreme Court ruling makes it harder for workers to take legal action against their employers

May 21, 2018
The United States Supreme Court handed down several rulings today — one in particular has a pretty good chance of affecting you. The court said today that employers can indeed force employees into individual arbitration to resolve workplace disputes. Specifically, arbitration agreements that bar employees from participating in class-action lawsuits. Workers’ rights group say the […]

States join the fray over net neutrality repeal pushback

Jan 26, 2018
This week, Montana and New York made moves to counter the federal repeal of net neutrality that the Federal Communications Commission enacted last month. And so far 21 states and the District of Columbia have sued to overturn the FCC decision. What will these legal battles look like? Click the audio player above to hear […]