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FedEx Faces U.S. Criminal Charges Over Online Pharmacies

FedEx Faces U.S. Criminal Charges Over Online Pharmacies

FedEx allegedly gained at least $820 million from 'conspiracy'

FedEx Corp was indicted Thursday for shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies despite repeated warnings from U.S. drug enforcement officials. Read More »

The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

Engineers were supposed to watch their language

GM created a list of 69 words and phrases it didn't want engineers to use in documenting recalls to keep media and lawyers from damaging self-descriptions. Read More »

Actress Valerie Harper Sued for $2M For Having Brain Cancer

Actress Valerie Harper Sued for $2M For Having Brain Cancer

TV's 'Rhoda' nailed Tony nomination for her Broadway role

Playwright Matthew Lombardo sues actress Valerie Harper for $2 million for dropping out of a production at the last minute because of a brain cancer diagnosis. Read More »

Union Pacific Ordered To Reinstate Worker Fired After Reporting Injury

Union Pacific Ordered To Reinstate Worker Fired After Reporting Injury

Railroad company to pay $85,000 in damages

Union Pacific Co. has been ordered to reinstate an employee who, in violation of whistleblower protection laws, was fired after reporting an injury. Read More »

Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Team Over Payment Practices

Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Team Over Payment Practices

Suit says women worked hundreds of unpaid hours

Five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team for failing to pay them in accordance with minimum wage laws, and subjecting them to degrading treatment. Read More »

Man Sues Hospital, Doc: Appendix Left In After Appendectomy

Man Sues Hospital, Doc: Appendix Left In After Appendectomy

A Bronxville, NY man is suing a hospital and doctor over a 2013 appendectomy. Allegedly they didn't remove the appendix and he needed a second surgery. Read More »

Lawsuit: Nursing Home Hired Strippers To Entertain Seniors

Lawsuit: Nursing Home Hired Strippers To Entertain Seniors

Were they stripped of their dignity?

The family of an 85-year-old woman is suing the Long Island retirement home that allegedly hired strippers to entertain residents. Read More »

Case Against Lazy EMT Workers Dismissed On Technicality

Case Against Lazy EMT Workers Dismissed On Technicality

Unconscious woman didn't request help herself

The case against the EMT workers who failed to come to Eutisha Rennix's aid was dismissed on a technicality because she did not request the help herself. Read More »

Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies Banned Behavior

Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies Banned Behavior

Contact language may make it harder for wrongfully terminated teachers to sue

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati specifies some violations of Catholic doctrine, including abortion, artificial insemination and "homosexual lifestyles." Read More »

Update: McDonald's Managers Admit They Stole Employee Wages

Update: McDonald's Managers Admit They Stole Employee Wages

Managers added unpaid breaks to time sheets

In the wake of allegations that McDonald's has been stealing employee wages, two former managers have come forward to confirm some of the shady practices. Read More »

GM CEO Cries As She Meets Relatives Of Victims Killed In Recalled GM Vehicles

GM CEO Cries As She Meets Relatives Of Victims Killed In Recalled GM Vehicles

Recall has been linked to 13 deaths

General Motors CEO Mary Barra wept as she met with families of those killed in recalled GM cars, on the eve of Congressional hearings investigating the recall. Read More »

Steve Jobs' Brutal Reaction To News He'd Gotten a Google Employee Fired

Steve Jobs' Brutal Reaction To News He'd Gotten a Google Employee Fired

This emoticon has never looked so evil

New documents show that Steve Jobs, angry over a violation of a non-compete deal, reacted to news that he'd gotten a Google employee fired with a :) emoticon. Read More »

Tina Fey Docked $79k For Failing To Carry Workers' Comp Insurance

Tina Fey Docked $79k For Failing To Carry Workers' Comp Insurance

That's a dealbreaker, ladies!

The New York State Workers' Compensation Board entered a $79,000 judgment against Tina Fey for allegedly failing to carry workers' compensation insurance. Read More »

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Lawsuits say McDonald's fails to pay employees for all hours worked

Workers have filed class-action suits against McDonald's, alleging it steals income with practices that drive wages below the legal minimum. Read More »

Google, Apple Involved In Huge Wage-Theft Lawsuit

Google, Apple Involved In Huge Wage-Theft Lawsuit

Emails show tech execs willfully stifled wage competition

A class action lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice alleges that major Silicon Valley companies owe employees an estimated $9 billion in stolen wages. Read More »

Chicago Doctor Allegedly Posted Photos Of Drunk Patient On Social Media

Chicago Doctor Allegedly Posted Photos Of Drunk Patient On Social Media

Elena Chernyakova, a model, is suing, claiming the photos are ruining her career.

Elena Chernyakova, a model, is suing, claiming the photos are ruining her career. Read More »

N.Y. Man Claims Boss Fired Him For His Weight: 'You Got So Fat!'

N.Y. Man Claims Boss Fired Him For His Weight: 'You Got So Fat!'

A Brooklyn man has sued his former employer for firing him because of his weight, court documents show. A lawsuit, filed June 19 in the Kings County Supreme Court, maintains that Jerry Greenberg, the owner of the art framing store Frame it in Brooklyn Inc., withdrew an offer of employment to Seth Bogdanove... Read More »

The Death Of Unpaid Internships: What It Really Means For Workers

The Death Of Unpaid Internships: What It Really Means For Workers

Is this the end of unpaid internships, and would that be a good thing? Read More »

Media Giants Buckle And Start Paying Their Interns

Media Giants Buckle And Start Paying Their Interns

These media giants now are paying for the first time, though there are some hold outs. Read More »

Walmart Files Trespass Lawsuits Against Protesters

Walmart Files Trespass Lawsuits Against Protesters

It's just the latest in a string of similar lawsuits that Walmart has filed in several states. Read More »

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