Articles by Chris Dolmetsch

Lawsuit Against Fox News Alleges Rape, Culture of Sexual Misconduct

Two women sued Fox News, accusing former anchor Ed Henry of rape and claiming several of the network’s biggest stars participated in a culture of sexual harassment and misconduct. Jennifer Eckhart, a former Fox News associate producer, and Cathy Areu, …

Passenger Sues United Airlines Over Refusal to Refund Airfare Despite U.S. Order

United Airlines Holdings Inc. was sued by a passenger for refusing to issue refunds for canceled flights, three days after U.S. regulators ordered airlines to reimburse customers. The passenger, Jacob Rudolph, filed the suit in federal court in Chicago on …

Investor Lawsuit Against Bayer Cites ‘Disastrous’ Monsanto Acquisition

A Bayer AG investor sued the board and other top company officials, claiming the “disastrous” 2018 acquisition of Monsanto Co. eroded the company’s share value by saddling it with potentially billions of dollars in liability from Roundup lawsuits. Bayer AG’s …

Lawsuits Against Businesses Over Coronavirus Have Begun. More to Come?

The coronavirus has upended markets, disrupted supply chains and forced quarantines. It’s all fertile ground for lawsuits. Hospitals, restaurants, day care centers, nursing homes and hotels may face claims that they didn’t take adequate steps to protect people. Shareholders can …

Walmart Settles Lawsuit Against Tesla over Rooftop Solar Panel Fires

Walmart Inc. has settled its lawsuit against Tesla Inc. over fires at more than a half-dozen of the retail giant’s stores. Walmart sued the electric-car maker and solar company in New York State Supreme Court in August, alleging that its …

Court Revives Sarah Palin Defamation Claim Against New York Times

New York Times Co. must face a defamation lawsuit by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over an editorial that linked her to the shooting of Arizona lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, a federal appeals court said. The ruling is a win for …

Purdue’s Sackler Family Must Face Opioid Suits in New York

The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP must face a New York lawsuit claiming they triggered the U.S. opioid epidemic, a judge ruled, handing an early victory to states and local governments seeking to recoup billions of dollars in social …

Sandy Hook Families Can Sue Gunmaker Remington, Court Rules

The gun industry suffered a stinging setback as Connecticut’s top court said families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre could move ahead with their lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. over its marketing of military-style Bushmaster weapons. …

Goldman Sachs Wants Whistleblower’s Claims Sent to Arbitration

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says claims by a former executive that the bank retaliated against him for blowing the whistle on its failure to comply with anti-money-laundering policies should be heard outside of court or dismissed. The former executive, Chris …

Uber CEO Claims Venture Capital Lawsuit Against Him Should Go to Arbitration

Ex-Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick said the lawsuit brought by venture-capital firm Benchmark seeking his ouster from the company’s board should be heard in private arbitration. In a letter Monday to a Delaware judge, an attorney for …