Articles by Jonathan Stempel

Honeywell Defeats Fired Engineer’s Appeal Over Diversity Training

Honeywell did not violate workplace anti-discrimination laws by firing a white engineer who refused to participate in mandatory diversity, equity and inclusion training after the Black Lives Matter movement began, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The 7th U.S. …

Elon Musk Beats $500 Million Severance Lawsuit by Fired Twitter Workers

Elon Musk won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming he refused to pay at least $500 million of severance to thousands of Twitter employees he fired in mass layoffs after buying the social media company now known as X. U.S. District …

Connecticut Firefighters Sue DuPont, 3M, Honeywell Over Allegedly Contaminated Gear

DuPont, 3M, Honeywell and 16 other defendants were sued on Tuesday by Connecticut firefighters who said their protective gear was contaminated by toxic “forever chemicals” linked to cancer. Lawyers for the plaintiffs said they believed the proposed class action filed …

Netflix Sued in $170M ‘Baby Reindeer’ Defamation Lawsuit

Netflix was sued on Thursday for at least $170 million by a Scottish woman who said she was defamed over her portrayal as a stalker in the hit mini-series “Baby Reindeer.” The plaintiff Fiona Harvey has publicly claimed to be …

Buffett’s NetJets Sues Pilots’ Union for Defamation

NetJets, the luxury plane unit of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, sued its 3,400-member pilots union for defamation over statements about its commitment to safety and training pilots. The lawsuit filed on Monday in a state court in Columbus, …

Binance Crypto Founder Zhao Sentenced to Four Months in Prison

Changpeng Zhao, the former chief executive of Binance, was sentenced on Tuesday to four months in prison after pleading guilty to violating U.S. laws against money laundering at the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. Once considered the most powerful crypto industry …

‘Fearless Girl’ Lawsuit by State Street Settles on Eve of Trial

State Street Corp. and the artist it commissioned to create Wall Street’s sculpture have settled a 2019 lawsuit on the eve of trial. The bank, which commissioned the artwork, was set to square off against the sculptor, Kristen Visbal, in …

Wells Fargo Bond Saleswoman Sues Over ‘Unapologetically Sexist’ Workplace

Wells Fargo was accused of sex discrimination in a lawsuit by a bond saleswoman who said the fourth-largest U.S. bank denied pay and promotions available to men and tolerated an “unapologetically sexist” workplace. The complaint filed on Friday in federal …

Musk’s X Corp. Loses Lawsuit Against Hate Speech Watchdog

A U.S. judge on Monday threw out Elon Musk’s lawsuit against a nonprofit group that faulted him for allowing a rise in hate speech on his social media platform X, formerly Twitter. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco …

Southern California Edison to Pay $80M to US Over 2017 Wildfire

Southern California Edison agreed to pay the United States $80 million to cover costs and damages incurred by the U.S. Forest Service from the 2017 Thomas wildfire in California’s Los Padres National Forecast, the Department of Justice said. The accord …