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10 Questions: ‘Sledgehammer Shannon’ defends workers in sharing economy

Nicknamed “Sledgehammer Shannon,” this Boston lawyer doesn’t take on cases; she takes on industries. Click here to register for 10 Questions Live with Shannon Liss-Riordan today at 2 p.m. ET.

Spurned recruiter sues BigLaw partner who used competitor; was recorded phone call a contract?

A legal recruiting firm in Dallas claims a recorded phone call will show a law firm partner agreed to work with the company exclusively if he pursued an opportunity at…

Judge tosses suit claiming ice in Starbucks beverages shortchanges customers on liquid

A federal judge in Los Angeles has tossed a lawsuit alleging Starbucks is misleading customers about the size of its iced beverages because some of the liquid is displaced by…

Company can’t ban employees from pursuing workplace claims as a class, 9th Circuit says

Federal labor law bars companies from requiring employees to give up their right to band together to pursue workplace claims, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The San Francisco-based 9th…

Tech startups shine in competition at Canadian Bar Association annual meeting

During last weekend’s annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, the organization held its own version of TV’s Shark Tank.

Called “The Pitch” (presumably to avoid copyright infringement, as well…

Texas AG cites court opinion to deny info releases by local governments

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is citing a Texas Supreme court opinion to advise against release of information—ranging from the number of Uber driver permits issued by the city of…

Fox News CEO steps down two weeks after he is sued for alleged sexual harassment

Fox News chief Roger Ailes is leaving his job two weeks after former anchor Gretchen Carlson claimed in a lawsuit that he fired her and sabotaged her career because…

Suit targeting Council on American-Islamic Relations over fake lawyer is reinstated by DC Circuit

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit seeking to hold the Council on American-Islamic Relations Action Network responsible for a contract employee at a regional chapter who falsely claimed…

Suit by lawyer for startup claims he received zilch for his work as general counsel

A California lawyer for a startup called QuickLegal claims in a lawsuit that he was never paid for more than three months of work he performed as in-house general counsel…

Are your adult kids living at home? ‘Tiger mom’ law prof offers this contract

The Yale law professor who wrote a book about strict “Tiger mom” parenting decided there needed to be some rules when her two daughters informed her they would be…

FTC sues 2 law firms over claimed mortgage-rescue scheme that cost clients $15M in 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has sued two Southern California law firms, seeking to freeze their assets and appoint a receiver.

It says Brookstone Law and Advantis Law raked in $15…

Illinois attorney general sues Jimmy John’s over noncompete clauses for low-wage workers

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan claims in a lawsuit that Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurants are violating state law by requiring low-wage workers to sign restrictive noncompete agreements.

The suit filed…

San Francisco mulls fining, prosecuting home-share sites like Airbnb for listing unregistered units

In 2015, a law took effect in San Francisco that requires those who make short-term rentals available on sharing sites such as Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO to register with local…

Telling tenants to ‘friend’ landlord Facebook page in 5 days or lose lease was mistake, lawyer says

When tenants in a Salt Lake City apartment building discovered an unusual lease addendum taped to their doors last week, a number were irked.

It said they had to “friend”…

Appeals court overturns $1.27 billion penalty for Countrywide’s sale of risky mortgages

A federal appeals court has overturned a $1.27 billion civil penalty against Bank of America for risky loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by its Countrywide unit.

The…

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