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Tesla Employees Suing Over Racist Workplace Environment

Tesla employees suing the automaker for allegedly fostering a racist factory work environment are now also pursuing sanctions against the car company. In asking for sanctions, the workers allege Tesla and its Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton counsel have failed to … Continue reading

Boy Scouts of America Considering Bankruptcy

The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy in part because insurance companies are balking at paying settlements to almost a dozen men who claim they were sexually abused as boys by a notorious scoutmaster. Since August, the … Continue reading

CNN Agrees to $76M Labor Settlement

CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in backpay as part of a record settlement with the federal labor board after the cable television network terminated the contracts of unionized camera operators in 2003. The settlement is the “largest monetary … Continue reading

Settlement Reached with Walmart Over Military Discrimination Claims

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a settlement was reached with Walmart over a discrimination claim from a Grand Junction naval reservist.  Walmart agreed to change hiring practices to protect military members after Naval Petty Officer Third Class Lindsey Hunger filed … Continue reading

Two Executives Sue McDonald’s for Alleged Racial Discrimination

Two African American executives filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s alleging they were passed over for promotions, subjected to a hostile work environment and ultimately demoted due to “pervasive” racial discrimination at the Chicago-based fast food giant. In the lawsuit, filed … Continue reading

Got Bankruptcy? Borden Dairy Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Borden Dairy, the more than 150-year-old company that first began delivering milk in bottles and built one of the nation’s most recognized brands, has filed for bankruptcy.  The Chapter 11 filing is a major development for the company, which comes … Continue reading

Brockton, MA, reaches $4.7M settlement over discrimination claims

Two years after a jury sided in favor of the plaintiff, the city of Brockton is paying out a $4.7 million settlement in connection to the lawsuit won by Russell Lopes, a former applicant for a job at the Department … Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Recall Failures Lead to $20MSettlement

Mercedes-Benz recall failures have cost the automaker $20 million to settle federal allegations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the government, Mercedes signed the settlement agreement admitting mistakes were made during the recalls of 1.4 million vehicles.  … Continue reading

Goodwill to Help People Overcome Employment Challenges

Reflecting on the work of Goodwill Industries of Tenneva Area, Inc., during 2019, Director of Corporate Communications Diana Meredith and Director of Human Capital Matt DeLozier share that creating messaging that accurately defines the concept of who they are and … Continue reading

Bankruptcy Cases to Watch in 2020

Distress and uncertainty in corporate restructuring will persist as the new decade begins. Some of the largest headline-grabbing bankruptcies of 2019, such as PG&E Corp., Purdue Pharma LP, and Forever 21 Inc. remain unresolved and tense negotiations are still underway. PG&E … Continue reading