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Grosseries: Thousands Protest Firing of Supermarket CEO

Grosseries: Thousands Protest Firing of Supermarket CEO
Hundreds of non-union workers and politicians nationwide have banded together against the firing of beloved Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Today, the supermarket chain's board of directors agreed to hear a buyout offer to the delight of walk-outs everywhere.
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You Know Your Boss Is Stupid When: Manager Makes Employee Wear 'Gaytard' Pin

You Know Your Boss Is Stupid When: Manager Makes Employee Wear 'Gaytard' Pin
As if those little name tags at fast food joints weren't already demeaning enough, this Taco John's made a 16-year old employee wear one that was patently offensive – and lawsuit-worthy.
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Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court

Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court
These people really love what they do – both plaintiffs and defendants in the Apple/Samsung patent fight are having a hard time putting their phones down. And the judge is getting increasingly frustrated.
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Several CO Cities Have Banned Fracking (and Been Sued for It)

Several CO Cities Have Banned Fracking (and Been Sued for It)
Cities and municipalities across Colorado are voting for and instituting bans on the process known as 'fracking,' or hydraulic fracturing to access shale oil deposits. And the oil and gas industry is not happy. Along with right-wing Governor John Hickenlooper, the companies are suing, claiming that only the state can call for a ban (which, of course, it wouldn't).
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Sue What? Alabama Trial Lawyers Stand to Benefit from Host of Unsafe Legislation

Sue What? Alabama Trial Lawyers Stand to Benefit from Host of Unsafe Legislation
Seems this session of Alabama's legislature is getting a little lawsuit-happy. Legislation passed this last year allows its constituents to sue for a host of less than sane reasons – if their employer doesn't let them bring their gun to work, if the sheriff denies them a conceal/carry permit, or if they don't feel like performing a certain medical procedure on a lady.
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Ruby Tuesday to Pay Half Million Dollar Fine Stemming from Age Discrimination Suit

Ruby Tuesday to Pay Half Million Dollar Fine Stemming from Age Discrimination Suit
Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday will pay $575,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit claimed that five locations in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio discriminated against potential applicants over the age of 40.
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Bob de Gaul: Amid Calls for Departure, San Diego Mayor Filner Asks for Buyout Cash

Bob de Gaul: Amid Calls for Departure, San Diego Mayor Filner Asks for Buyout Cash
A deal aimed at resolving the sexual harassment scandal involving Bob Filner hit a snag Thursday when the attorney suing the mayor over such allegations said she was not party to the tentative agreement between city officials and Filner.
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Malpractice Insurers Gouging Doctors, Undermining Intent of Damage Cap Law

Malpractice Insurers Gouging Doctors, Undermining Intent of Damage Cap Law
MICRA does nothing to decrease costs, but makes a mint for malpractice insurers
by Brian Leubitz
Over the weekend, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones exposed some of the mistruths that the insurance lobby has been using to fight to save their cash cow, MICRA.
Here's the thing that nobody really talks about, and that is that those caps have not prevented excessive medical malpractice insurance rates. I know this because one of the first things I did as insurance commissioner was look at the medical malpractice insurance rates, and I discovered that the me
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Exxon Versus The People: Lawsuits Begin in Pegasus Spill Aftermath

Exxon Versus The People: Lawsuits Begin in Pegasus Spill Aftermath
Residents in Mayflower, Arkansas, the site of the recent Pegasus tar sands pipeline rupture, have filed suit against its operator Exxon for health issues and property damage that have arisen since the spill on Easter Weekend. The short term effects are piling up, as long term harm looms large.
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