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California Business Litigation Blog



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American Airlines Settles Lawsuit Over Veteran’s Support Dog

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:06:49 +0000

Service and support animals are becoming an increasingly common sight, especially with so many veterans suffering from PTSD. These animals are trained to meet the physical, psychological or emotional needs of disabled people. This makes them an indispensable part of everyday life for thousands. Many public places that do not normally allow animals make exceptions […]



Former Fox Exec Sues for Gender Discrimination & Harassment

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:43:47 +0000

When a corporation hires a coach for an executive, that executive probably expects to hone skills that enable her to take on a more advanced role. However, that was not the experience had by Denise Stilwell, a former executive at Twentieth Century Fox. Stilwell began her employment with Fox in 1999. By 2013, she had […]



Former Employee Sues Target for National Origin Discrimination

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 01:19:01 +0000

A former employee of a Chicago-area Target store is suing the retail chain based on numerous claims. Perhaps most explosive among them is the accusation that Target systematically accuses Hispanic employees of using fake Social Security numbers. Esmeralda Radek began working at Target in 2012. In 2014, the manager of the store where Radek worked […]



Police Department Sued Over Taser Training and Discrimination

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:41:37 +0000

It is vital for employers to understand any physical limitations that their employees have. Not responding appropriately can lead to serious legal trouble. It’s a situation that happened recently in Union City, Georgia where a police detective sued her former employer. Jacqueline Lewis is an African-American woman who had been employed by the department for […]



James Damore Sues Google for Discrimination

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:48:24 +0000

James Damore, a former Google employee who made headlines last year after his written diatribe regarding why women are barred biologically from being successful at engineering, is making headlines again for suing the company. In his long and considerably detailed complaint, Damore alleges that the tech giant discriminates in its hiring policies against white, conservative […]



Changes to Federal Tax Laws Prohibit Employers from Deducting Sexual Harassment Costs

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 23:30:26 +0000

Sexual harassment and abuse in a wide range of industries has made major headlines in recent months. Heavyweights in Hollywood and the media, along with CEOs of major corporations, are all losing their reputations as allegations come to light. With more people being aware than ever before about the dangers of sexual impropriety in the […]



Partial Court Ruling Upholds Punishment of Albany High Students in California First Amendment Case

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:07:52 +0000

The line that divides free speech from school speech is one that often gets blurred. In an age where multitudes of information is available at the touch of a finger, the situation becomes even more complex. When a student creates an Instagram account that is rife with racist statements and images of classmates, are his […]



California Lawsuit Seeks Cancer Warning Label on Coffee

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 20:36:12 +0000

A majority of Americans rely on coffee to get them going. They expect to get a jolt, but should they also expect a cancer diagnosis? That’s the question behind a long-pending California lawsuit. In 2010, an advocacy group called Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) sued Starbucks and other coffee producers and retailers […]



Clothing Company LuLaRoe Sued for Allegedly Being a Pyramid Scheme

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:14:45 +0000

Where is the dividing line between an efficient money-making model and a pyramid scheme? That’s the question that may be answered in a new lawsuit filed against clothing company LuLaRoe. LuLaRoe began operations in 2012. They have 80,000 “distributors,” most of whom are millennial moms. With more than $1 billion in sales in 2016, the […]



Let’s Appreciate and Remember Our Veterans; on Veterans Day and Everyday

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:49:54 +0000

We celebrate Veterans Day on November 11. Americans honor the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom. They include past and present members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Air Force, and the Coast Guard. Originally called Armistice Day, major hostilities of World […]