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Judge grants preliminary approval of $14 million lawsuit settlement

January 30th, 2020

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by The Dartmouth Senior Staff A federal judge on Wednesday granted preliminary approval of a $14-million settlement in the class action sexual misconduct lawsuit against Dartmouth brought by nine former students who claim the College turned a blind eye to years of allegations against three former psychological and brain sciences professors. In a 43-page order, […]

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Judge likely to OK settlement in Dartmouth sexual harassment case

January 29th, 2020

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By NORA DOYLE-BURR Valley News Staff Writer HANOVER — A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a $14 million settlement in the class-action sexual harassment lawsuit brought by nine women against Dartmouth College. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Landya McCafferty, in her order filed in Concord on Wednesday, said that she will likely be […]

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Robert De Niro Claims Ex-Employee Threatened to Write a Damaging Memoir About the Actor

January 23rd, 2020

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Robert De Niro and ex-employee Graham Chase Robinson are involved in a legal battle after the actor sued her for $6 million By Ale Russian Robert De Niro is firing the latest shot at his ex-employee in their ongoing legal battle. The Oscar winner filed new documents alleging Graham Chase Robinson sent him an email […]

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Robert De Niro reportedly claims ex-assistant threatened him before suing

January 22nd, 2020

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The Irishman’ actor alleges she made multiple threats to reveal his personal details By Stephanie Pagones “The Irishman” actor Robert De Niro reportedly said in court papers his former assistant threatened via email to share his personal information if he didn’t give her what he wanted, according to a report. De Niro allegedly made the […]

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Employment Group Of The Year: Sanford Heisler

January 17th, 2020

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By Braden Campbell Law360 (January 17, 2020, 1:36 PM EST) — Plaintiff-side powerhouse Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP continued to deliver results for workers in disputes with big-name employers including Dartmouth College, Merck and Western Digital Corp. last year, earning itself a spot among Law360’s 2019 Employment Groups of the Year. In addition to striking multimillion-dollar […]

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Fuller Seminary’s Claims of Religious Exemption from Federal Codes May Not Be Enough in Same-Sex Discrimination Case

January 14th, 2020

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A lawyer for a firm that recently won millions in a Title IX discrimination case told Pasadena Now that claims by Pasadena-based Fuller Theological Seminary that they are exempt from Title IX of the U.S. Education Code, which prohibits gender discrimination at educational institutions that accept federal funds, may not be enough to help the […]

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Death row inmate Nicholas Todd Sutton asks for mercy. Lawyers say he went ‘from a life-taker to a life-saver’

January 14th, 2020

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Adam Tamburin, Nashville Tennessean Nicholas Todd Sutton does not dispute he killed four people, a series of brutal crimes that put him in prison and then on death row. But his lawyers say a history of saving lives behind bars, including prison guards who were being attacked by other inmates, shows Sutton has grown and […]

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Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

January 13th, 2020

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Law360 (January 12, 2020, 9:04 PM EST) — Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2019 Practice Groups of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year. With an eye toward landmark matters and general excellence, Law360 selected 182 […]

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FBI Says Girls Do Porn Founder Is a Wanted Fugitive

January 13th, 2020

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The owner of Girls Do Porn is a wanted fugitive and now faces extradition back to the U.S. By Samantha Cole The founder of Girls Do Porn is a wanted fugitive and the FBI says it will extradite him if he is found hiding abroad. Michael Pratt is the ringleader of sex crime operation Girls […]

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High Court Could Limit ERISA Suits With US Bank Decision

January 10th, 2020

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By Emily Brill Law360 (January 10, 2020, 10:11 PM EST) — U.S. Bank and its retirees will go toe to toe before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could take away workers’ ability to sue over pension plan mismanagement if they haven’t personally lost retirement savings, setting the stage for a […]

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