Articles by Erik Larson

Judge Rules Anonymous Teens Can’t Take Part in NRA Suit Over Florida Law

A Florida judge denied the National Rifle Association’s request to have two 19-year-old gun enthusiasts anonymously join the group’s lawsuit challenging new age requirements for gun purchases. The NRA sued after the state’s Republican-led legislature raised the age for buying …

NRA Should Name Teens in Suit Over New Florida Gun Law, State Says

The National Rifle Association failed to provide evidence that two 19-year-olds who wish to join in the group’s lawsuit over Florida’s new gun-control law would have their privacy violated or be put at risk of physical harm by being publicly …

New York AG Schneiderman Resigns After Denying Physical Violence Allegations

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he’s resigning as the state’s highest law enforcement official, hours after a report in which four women accused him of physical violence. Schneiderman, who built his reputation as a courtroom foe of President …

NRA Tells Judge It Fears Harassment in Suit Over Florida Gun Law

Two 19-year-old Florida residents who joined the National Rifle Association in suing over the state’s new gun-control law asked a federal judge to let them remain anonymous, saying they fear for their safety because NRA staff have received threatening calls …

Title Insurer Amrock’s Lawsuit Backfires to Tune of $706M

An affiliate of mortgage-lending firm Quicken Loans Inc. filed a fraud suit to back out of a software deal with a housing data-analytics firm, serving the complaint at a trade show in front of the startup’s customers and calling the …

Appeals Court Rules Firing Over Sexual Orientation Is Illegal

Gay workers and their corporate supporters won a legal victory over the Trump administration as a federal appeals court ruled that firing people over their sexual orientation is a form of illegal sex discrimination. The appeals court in Manhattan overturned …

Exxon Claim of Bogus Schneiderman Probe Questioned by Judge

A federal judge questioned Exxon Mobil Corp.’s claim that a securities-fraud probe by New York’s Attorney General is flawed because its focus shifted from a suspected climate-change cover-up to whether investors were misled. An Exxon lawyer argued Thursday that “shifting …

Trump Administration Argues U.S. Civil Rights Law Does Not Protect Gay Employees

The U.S. law that has protected workers from gender and racial bias for more than half a century should not be extended to cover gay and lesbian employees because that isn’t what Congress envisioned when it passed the bill, Trump …

Exxon Must Disclose Accounting Details in New York Climate Probe

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s attempt to use “accountant-client privilege” to avoid handing over audit documents in a politically charged climate-change probe was dealt a final blow by New York’s top court. The finding on Tuesday affirms a 2016 ruling that Exxon …

New York Says Exxon’s Climate Change Proxy Costs May Be a `Sham’

New York’s top cop told a judge that an investigation into Exxon Mobil Corp.’s public statements about climate change uncovered “significant evidence” the oil giant may have misled investors. In a court filing Friday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman …