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US professor sued for dropping ‘Nazi’ bomb in spat with German airport police

An American professor is being sued for slander by German police who allege she called their colleague a ‘f**king Nazi’ during a heated argument about carry-on liquids at Frankfurt International Airport. C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown University, got into the argument when airport police told her she had too many liquids in her carry-on baggage. As the ...

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Leakers will be fired, sued and possibly jailed, Snapchat warns staff via internal memo

Snapchat employees have been reportedly threatened with jail time in a stark internal memo, warning them of the consequences of leaking confidential information. Ironically, the memo cautioning employees on leaking was leaked to tech site Cheddar and sent one day before the Daily Beast published a story based on an analysis of five months of Snap’s confidential metrics data. READ ...

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‘No Boys Allowed’: Female comedian sued after man with ticket denied entry to show

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 20:22 A female comedian is reportedly being sued following allegations she refused to allow a man to attend her women-only show in Los Angeles – a case her accuser says is comparable to civil rights activist Rosa Parks in the 1950s. READ MORE: Hug it out? Americans divided over sexual harassment standards – poll Iliza ...

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Apple sued for deliberately slowing down older iPhones

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 11:02 A lawsuit has been filed in California against US technology giant Apple after the company admitted to slowing down older iPhone models to keep them running longer. Read more According to the plaintiffs, Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, Apple never requested consent from them to “slow down their iPhones.” The owners ...

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Old need not apply: Companies sued for age discrimination in Facebook ads

Three plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit against T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox and dozens of other large US employers, for allegedly excluding older workers from seeing job ads on Facebook’s paid advertising platform. Linda Bradley, Maurice Anscombe and Lura Callahan contend in their complaint that “hundreds of major American employers and employment agencies routinely exclude older workers from receiving their ...

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Trump administration sued for allowing ‘unlimited’ dumping of fracking waste into Gulf of Mexico

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 00:04 The Trump administration is being sued by an activist organization for allegedly allowing oil companies to dump waste from fracking and drilling into the Gulf of Mexico, without considering the detrimental effect it will have on marine life. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent Thursday, after the US Environmental ...

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California sued for 'dragging down' US in literacy & education

California is facing a lawsuit over a literacy crisis, with lawyers claiming that state authorities have not followed their own suggestions on how to address the issue. They say the state is “dragging down the nation” when it comes to education. The suit was filed by a group of lawyers representing teachers and students from three of California’s lowest-performing schools ...

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Google sued for ‘snooping on iPhone users’: Will 5.4mn Brits get compensation?

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 10:11 Google is being taken to court over allegations it collected personal data of millions of unknowing iPhone users. Up to 5.4 million people in Britain could be entitled to compensation if the class action is successful. A group led by Richard Lloyd, the executive director of consumer body Which?, claims the internet giant unlawfully ...

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Tesla sued after failing to stop 'systematic' racial discrimination of employees – attorney to RT

Tesla is facing its first-ever class action lawsuit over allegations the company is a “hotbed for racist behavior.” RT spoke with the attorney representing the plaintiffs, who accused the company of failing to end racial discrimination against employees. Attorney Lawrence A. Organ told RT that this is the third lawsuit he has filed on behalf of Tesla employees claiming racial ...

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Monsanto sued by Brazilian soybean farmers over GMO seed

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 14:54 Growers in Brazil’s largest soybean producing state Mato Grosso have asked a court to cancel Monsanto’s Intacta GMO seed patent. They claim irregularities, including the company’s alleged failure to prove it brings de facto technological innovation. Read more The Mato Grosso branch of Aprosoja, the association representing the growers, has filed a lawsuit in ...

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