News Year: 2017

A Nashville Man Spent Two Decades Behind Bars. Now The Government Wants Him To Go Back.

December 29th, 2017

By JULIETA MARTINELLI Last year, a Nashville man got an unlikely chance at redemption. Matthew Charles walked out of a federal prison a decade before the end of his term, after the Obama administration reduced the minimum sentence guidelines for dealing crack. He has spent the past year and a half rebuilding his life. But […]

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Columbia Professor Accused Of Sexual Harassment Retires: Report

December 20th, 2017

Longtime Columbia University professor William Harris retired as part of a settlement for a sexual harassment lawsuit. By Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NY — A Columbia University professor accused of sexually harassing a graduate student has retired from his post at the ivy league institution, according to reports. William Harris, a professor […]

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Columbia Professor Retires in Settlement of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

December 19th, 2017

By VIVIAN WANG Dr. William V. Harris, a renowned Greco-Roman historian and longtime professor at Columbia University, retired on Monday as part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit. The retirement, which Columbia announced in an email to students and faculty members on Monday afternoon, came nearly three months after an anonymous graduate student […]

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Airport Authority officially hires Doug Kreulen as new CEO

December 14th, 2017

Nate Rau, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The Metro Nashville Airport Authority board of directors named Doug Kreulen its full-time CEO, a job he’s had on an interim basis for several months. Kreulen’s hire comes one month after the board filled three other top positions. The board unanimously approved his hire at its meeting on […]

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At Columbia, Three Women, 30 Years and a Pattern of Harassment

December 8th, 2017

By VIVIAN WANG The three stories are nearly identical. A young woman arrives at Columbia University for her doctoral studies, eager to prove herself as a scholar. A star professor’s attentions seem to indicate she has succeeded. The attentions soon turn sexual, and the student grows uncomfortable. But she feels powerless to speak out. The […]

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What Does ‘Weinstein Effect’ Mean for Law Firms Facing Gender Discrimination Claims?

December 7th, 2017

While Big Law has avoided being rocked by sexual misconduct claims in recent months, the steady stream of revelations in other industries has heightened the risks associated with a potential claim against a law firm. By Scott Flaherty At a time when a wave of sexual harassment and misconduct claims against high-profile men has roiled […]

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General Electric 401(k) Lawsuits Poised for Law Firm Battle

December 6th, 2017

By Jacklyn Wille General Electric Co. is trying to streamline the recent flood of litigation over its retirement plan fees, but at least one plaintiffs’ law firm is promising to put up a fight. GE Dec. 4 asked a judge to transfer a proposed class action over its $28.5 billion 401(k) to a federal court […]

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Airport committee will add more claims of mismanagement against former CEO

December 5th, 2017

Nate Rau and Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean Airport Authority board members will lay out additional reasons for firing CEO Rob Wigington and likely designate his termination as “with cause” at its management committee meeting on Wednesday. The reasons relate to financial matters that were not presented among the justification laid out when Wigington was fired […]

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Fired CEO sues Metro Nashville Airport Authority for wrongful termination

December 4th, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The former CEO of the Nashville International Airport is suing for wrongful termination. Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuit against Metro Nashville Airport Authority on behalf of fired former President and CEO Rob Wigington. At the time Wigington was fired, the MNAA released a list of behaviors […]

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Ousted CEO sues Metro Nashville Airport Authority

December 4th, 2017

By Meg Garner – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal Dec 4, 2017, 11:55am CST Updated 4 hours ago Rob Wigington, the former president and CEO of Nashville International Airport, has sued the fast-growing airport’s governing board, alleging wrongful termination and retaliation for taking medical leave to undergo a liver transplant. In an email to airport employees […]

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Former airport authority CEO in Tennessee sues over firing

December 4th, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit claims an ex-Tennessee airport official was fired after taking medical leave. The Nashville federal court lawsuit says ex-Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority CEO Robert Wigington had liver cancer, needed a transplant and started a six-week medical leave in July. It says officials didn’t let him return and the board terminated […]

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Ex-CEO of BNA files wrongful termination lawsuit against airport authority

December 4th, 2017

WKRN web staff NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More than a month after he was fired, the former airport CEO and president has filed a lawsuit against the Metro Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA). Metro Nashville’s Airport Authority Board of Commissioners voted to fire Robert Wigington on Oct. 18 during a board meeting. The board cited six […]

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Former CEO Sues Nashville Airport Authority

December 4th, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rob Wigington, the former CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, has filed a lawsuit after he was fired earlier this year. Wigington was released from his position in October. He had apparently been on sick leave since July. Reports indicated the Board of Commissioners decided to let Wigington go for many […]

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Former Nashville airport CEO sues over termination

December 4th, 2017

Nate Rau and Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean Former Metro Nashville Airport Authority CEO Rob Wigington sued the authority on Monday for wrongful termination and violating the federal employment laws that protect workers who take leave from work because they are sick. Wigington was fired last month by the airport’s board of directors, which claimed he […]

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Former Tennessee Airport Authority CEO demands jury trial

December 4th, 2017

A lawsuit was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) on behalf of Robert Wigington, the Airport Authority’s former President and Chief Executive Officer. The Complaint filed by Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, alleges MNAA refused to allow Wigington to resume his job duties […]

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