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2nd Circuit Rejects UN Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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 Nations is absolutely immune from such a lawsuit...

Fired N.Y. Banker's Suit, And Suits, Raise Eyebrows

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 distraction. Then after the tabloid headlines...

'Bones' Extra Sues David Boreanaz For Harassment

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 harassment and intentional infliction of emotional...

Britney Spears Denies Bodyguard Harassment Claims

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 said the pop singer and her attorney expect Fernando...

HP, Hurd Reach Settlement Over Oracle Gig

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 whether HP, the world's biggest technology...

Massage Therapists Sue Favre, Jets Over Texts

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 harassment and job discrimination, Christina Scavo...

Jets Deem Massage Therapists' Lawsuit 'Without Merit'

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 contend in a lawsuit filed Monday they were subjected...

Former Hastings Aide Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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 conservative legal group Judicial Watch is representing...

Chicago Cubs Owner Sued For Harassment Retaliation

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 and Patricia Duncan filed a federal lawsuit against...

Rep. Hastings Asks That Harassment Case Be Tossed

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 case should be handled according to congressionally...

5 Signs That You'll Lose Your Sexual Harassment Case

DISCLAIMER: Today's post has absolutely nothing to do with Veterans Day. But thank you, veterans! Last week, I was pretty hard on Herman Cain and his response to allegations of sexual harassment . Since then, two women have come forward publicly, and all I can do is quote from my partner John...

Foley & Lardner LLP: Cherry-Picking: 7th Cir. Criticizes Lawyers' Summary-Judgment Practice

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 perceived as abusive discovery conduct in a case...

Michigan Court Grants Fitness Facility Summary Judgment In Suit Filed By Member Disturbed By Policy Allowing Transgender Individuals To Use Locker Room Of Choice

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 Fitness’ locker room policies. Although the...