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North Dakota Joining Wyoming Lawsuit over Federal Fracking Rules

North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it’s used on U.S. government lands. …

Lumber Liquidators Sued in California Over Formaldehyde Home Test Kits

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of supplying consumers with unreliable kits to test for formaldehyde as federal authorities investigate reports the company sold flooring with high levels of the cancer-causing chemical. The home testing kits weren’t …

Experts: California Sex Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict

Observers say a long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues will embolden women in the industry and lead firms to examine …

Payout of Ohio Workers’ Comp Settlement Delayed

Thousands of employers in Ohio who were overcharged for workers’ compensation insurance premiums will have to wait at least a few more weeks before collecting a share of the $420 million court settlement, according to one of the attorneys involved. …

Woman Loses California Gender-Discrimination Suit

A jury soundly rejected Ellen Pao’s claims of gender discrimination by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks and exposed how women fare in the male-dominated world of venture capital. The verdict followed …

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in Silicon Valley Goes To Jury

Jurors began deliberating this week in a gender bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley after hearing an impassioned plea urging them to send a strong message to the venture capital industry. During closing …

Suit: Vegas Strip Casinos Hid Resort Fees

A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties. The lawsuit filed earlier this month said Benjamin Brin …

Lawsuit Over Oregon Crab Fisherman’s Death Settled

A lawsuit filed in the death of a man who drowned when a fishing vessel sank nearly three years ago has been settled. The Oregonian newspaper reported the estate of David Terris sued the owner of the commercial fishing boat …

Vince Neil Files Suit in Las Vegas Against Social Media Consultant

Rock ‘n’ roller Vince Neil is taking a fight over his Internet persona to state court in Las Vegas, with a lawsuit accusing an Oregon social media consultant of refusing to give him control of his Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. …

Facebook Sued by California Woman Discrimination, Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company on allegations that she was discriminated against, harassed and belittled during her brief employment there. Chia Hong filed the lawsuit this week in a San Francisco Bay Area superior court, the Los …