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Gun violence in the workplace

Hundreds of people die in workplace shootings each year. Why are lawsuits so rare?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jun 26, 2019
Some laws make it hard to hold companies accountable, but some lawyers are willing to take a chance.
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Investors finance lawsuits for potentially big returns

by Bradley George 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

by Ben Bradford 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

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

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

by David Brancaccio and Ali Oshinskie 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

by Kimberly Adams 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,…

States join the fray over net neutrality repeal pushback

by Ryan Kailath 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…

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ITT closes its doors

by Annie Baxter Sep 16, 2016
The for-profit college's shutdown leaves 8,000 employees out of work.
Most of ITT's students get federal aid.
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These lifeguards don't fit anyone's stereotype

by Sally Herships Sep 9, 2016
A guard at New York's Jones Beach says the state is guilty of age discrimination.
Roy Lester at work at the Sun and Surf Club.
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The business of backing other people's lawsuits for profit

by Annie Baxter May 26, 2016
Investors pay a lawsuit's costs with the goal of sharing in a judgment.
Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies in court during his trial against Gawker Media at the Pinellas County Courthouse on March 8. It was revealed this week that Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel was financing the campaign. It turns out, he's not the only investor who financially supports other people's lawsuits.
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