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Feds go after Silicon Valley Firm over Alleged Hiring Bias

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants. Palantir Technologies was co-founded by prominent tech financier Peter Thiel, with backing from an investment arm of …

Arizona Court Considers Allowing Homeowners Lawsuit over Yarnell Fire

Attorneys for Yarnell residents who lost their homes in the deadly 2013 Arizona wildfire are asking the Court of Appeals to allow their clients to sue the state. KJZZ-FM reported that previously homeowners sued the state Forestry Division, but a …

California Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Yelp Review Suit

The California Supreme Court has agreed to consider a lawsuit that Yelp.com warns could lead to the removal of negative reviews on the popular site. The court agreed last week to take up an appeal by Yelp of a lower court …

Group Suing Chemical Giant Dow over Pesticide Used in California

Chemical manufacturing giant Dow fails to warn people in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields, health advocates claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Telone is among the most commonly used pesticides in …

California Suit Could Put an End to Critical Reviews, Yelp Warns

Yelp.com is warning that a California lawsuit targeting critical posts about a law firm could lead to the removal of negative reviews and leave consumers with a skewed assessment of restaurants and other businesses. Lawyer Dawn Hassell said the business …

Judge Rules Uber Can Settle with Customers over Tips

Uber Technologies Inc. won permission to settle claims it misled consumers by charging them a 20 percent “gratuity” even though drivers got only about half of it. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco on Thursday gave preliminary approval …

Colorado Theater Drops Request for Shooting Victims to Pay Legal Fees

Cinemark has dropped its request that victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theater pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the theater chain. The Denver Post reported that Cinemark withdrew the request after victims …

St. Jude Files Suit in Minnesota over Heart Device Allegations

St. Jude Medical Inc. said it had filed a lawsuit against short-selling firm Muddy Waters and cyber security company MedSec Holdings Ltd. alleging they intentionally disseminated false and misleading information in order to lower the value of St. Jude’s stock …

Appeals Court Justice: Time for Louisiana SnoBall Trademark Fight to Melt

Finely shaved ice. Sugary syrup that tastes like pralines or strawberries or pina coladas. Perhaps a trickle of condensed milk and some whipped cream. The making of a classic New Orleans “sno-ball,” it would seem, is a simple matter — …

Attorneys for Washington Deny Fraud Committed in Landslide Trial Prep

Attorneys for the state of Washington have denied allegations of fraud in the deletion of emails by their expert witnesses in preparing for a trial over a deadly 2014 landslide. But they acknowledge emails were deleted and at least one …