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Michigan Court Grants Fitness Facility Summary Judgment In Suit Filed By Member Disturbed By Policy Allowing Transgender Individuals To Use Locker Room Of Choice
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Jan. 4, 2016, Judge Michael J. Beale of the 42nd Circuit Court for Midland County, Michigan, granted summary judgment to the franchisor and a franchisee of the Planet Fitness exercise facility chain in a suit filed by a former member regarding Planet... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Cherry-Picking: 7th Cir. Criticizes Lawyers' Summary-Judgment Practice
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Thomas L. Shriner Jr. Two weeks ago, in an order given wide publicity nationally, federal District Judge Mark Bennett of the Northern District of Iowa issued sanctions in Security National Bank v. Abbott Laboratories , addressing what Judge Bennett... Read More

Chicago Cubs Owner Sued For Harassment Retaliation
Posted on 24 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) Two Nebraska women are suing founder of online brokerage TD Ameritrade an owner of the Chicago Cubs, claiming he fired them from his Omaha-based charity after they accused its chief operating officer of sexual harassment. Patricia Davis... Read More

HP, Hurd Reach Settlement Over Oracle Gig
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. reached a settlement Monday with its former CEO that requires him to relinquish about $14 million in stock in exchange for the all-clear to work for rival Oracle Corp. The truce ends two weeks of uncertainty over... Read More

Jets Deem Massage Therapists' Lawsuit 'Without Merit'
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - (AP) The New York Jets say a lawsuit filed against them and Brett Favre by two massage therapists is "completely without merit," and the team had not been aware of the accusations. Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole... Read More

Rep. Hastings Asks That Harassment Case Be Tossed
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Congressman Alcee Hastings asked a court Saturday to throw out claims that he subjected a former employee to sexual harassment and retaliation when he was co-chairman of an independent U.S. agency. The Florida Democrat said the... Read More

2nd Circuit Rejects UN Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) An appeals court says a United Nations employee whose sexual harassment claims led to the resignation of the U.N.'s refugee chief cannot sue in U.S. courts. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the United... Read More

'Bones' Extra Sues David Boreanaz For Harassment
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) "Bones" star David Boreanaz was sued Thursday for alleged sexual harassment by a woman who appeared as an extra on the show last year. Kristina Hagan sued Boreanaz and 20th Century Fox Television for more than $25,000 on sexual... Read More

Former Hastings Aide Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A former aide to Rep. Alcee Hastings filed a lawsuit Monday claiming he repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances and threatened her position when she refused him, allegations the congressman denied as "ludicrous." The... Read More

Britney Spears Denies Bodyguard Harassment Claims
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Britney Spears denied a bodyguard's accusations that she sexually harassed him and abused her children, saying Thursday in a statement on her website that authorities looked into his claims but found no reason to act. The statement... Read More

Fired N.Y. Banker's Suit, And Suits, Raise Eyebrows
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace... Read More

Massage Therapists Sue Favre, Jets Over Texts
Posted on 4 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Two massage therapists sued Brett Favre on Monday, saying they lost their part-time jobs with the New York Jets after complaining about sexually suggestive text messages from the veteran quarterback. Claiming they were subjected to sexual... Read More