“Sex and the City”-Celebrity Sued for Attacking Bartender

May 6, 2014 Legal Team
Celebrity chef Pasquale Marino of famous Da Marino Ristorante has been slapped with quite the fine–$2.5 million. A New York jury awarded a former bartender with the restaurant the award after listening to heart-wrenching testimony about Marino's constant and pervasive sexual remarks and attacks.The harassment began when Tatiana Mironova, a Russian immigrant, began facing...
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Employees Sue the Most in…

May 2, 2014 Legal Team
This month, a Hiscox survey revealed the states that employees tend to sue employers the most. The reason for these states' higher than normal rates is attributed to state-wide labor codes that supersede federal laws in terms of harsher penalties and repercussions.  So who, what, and where?Coming in at #5 in the state of...
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Hilton in Hot Water—Class Action Lawsuit for Overtime

April 30, 2014 Legal Team
In California, the famous hotel chain was served with an expansive class action lawsuit alleging various violations of California labor law. The suit claims that Hilton failed to provide meal or rest breaks and did not pay all overtime in accordance with the labor code.Hilton Worldwide runs popular hotels like the Doubletree, Embassy Suites,...
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Is the U.S. Department of Justice Racist?

April 29, 2014 Legal Team
Joshua Nesbitt joined the Department of Justice in 1992. As is common at any job, after several years of service, Nesbitt applied for a promotion in 2010. Unfortunately, Nesbitt did not receive a promotion; another attorney with the Department with less experience and poorer application requirements did. So what is unusual about this scenario?...
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Clippers, Controversy, and Callous Remarks

April 28, 2014 Legal Team
During the NBA playoff season, the Los Angeles Clippers seem to be losing focus, especially after their loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The reason? Well, we're sure you've heard of Donald Sterling by now, the owner of the LA team.Sterling was launched into the spotlight on April 25th when an alleged recording...
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