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Mar 14, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; A sign at BBVA Stadium announces a team store closing after postponement of a match between the Seattle Sounders and the Houston Dynamo. Administration officials said they would continue to fight to maintain the program. Under a preliminary injunction issued by the court in Texas, the SBA must keep approving funds for non-priority applicants, but cannot hand out money to those designated as "priority" candidates until the case is settled. The filing submitted Friday made clear that the 2,965 applicants were fully approved for the funds from May 26 to May 28, shortly before the injunction was entered on the docket. SBA said it would not pay the claims, given the injunction.
Persons: Troy, Joe Biden's, Stephen Miller, Mark Meadows, Donald Trump, Biden, Trump Organizations: BBVA, Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, U.S, The Justice, Northern, Northern District of, Eastern, Eastern District of Tennessee, Small Business Administration, Restaurant, SBA Locations: Houston , Texas, USA, Troy Taormina, Texas, COVID, Tennessee, U.S, Northern District, Northern District of Texas, Eastern District
REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File PhotoA former president of the United Auto Workers, Gary Jones, on Thursday was sentenced to 28 months in jail for embezzling union funds as part of a larger federal probe into corruption in the union. Jones, who pleaded guilty last June to charges he embezzled more than $1 million, appeared in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Thursday. On Thursday morning, Jones pleaded for mercy from Judge Paul Borman and again apologized to the union and its members. read moreThe UAW said Jones' sentencing brings to a close a "very dark chapter" in the union's history. Jones' predecessor as head of the UAW, Dennis Williams, pleaded guilty to embezzlement of union funds in September and was sentenced to 21 months in prison last month.
Persons: Gary Jones, Rebecca Cook, Jones, Judge Paul Borman, " Jones, Saima Mohsin, Dennis Williams Organizations: United Auto Workers, National Association of, Advancement for Colored, REUTERS, UAW, Internal Revenue Service, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of Michigan Locations: Detroit , Michigan, U.S, Detroit, Corsicana , Texas, Eastern District, United States
U.S. pharmacist jailed for three years for tampering with COVID-19 vaccines
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A healthcare worker prepares the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre, in El Paso, Texas, U.S May 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezA Wisconsin pharmacist who pleaded guilty to trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine because he was skeptical about them has been jailed for three years, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesay. Court documents showed he purposefully removed a box of COVID-19 vaccine vials from a hospital refrigeration unit during two successive overnight shifts in December last year, the Justice Department said in its statement. Brandenburg was skeptical of vaccines in general and the Moderna vaccine specifically, and that he communicated his beliefs to his co-workers for at least the past two years, it said. Moderna's vaccine has to be stored and shipped frozen but does not require ultra-cold temperatures and can be stored for 30 days in standard-temperature refrigerators.
Persons: Jose Luis Gonzalez, Steven R, Brandenburg Organizations: Moderna, REUTERS, U.S . Justice, Attorney's, Eastern District of, Justice Department, Thomson Locations: El Paso , Texas, U.S, Wisconsin, Eastern District, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Brandenburg
Wisconsin Pharmacist Who Tampered With Vaccine Gets 3-Year Sentence
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Azi Paybarah | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A hospital pharmacist who pleaded guilty to trying to spoil more than 500 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison, federal prosecutors in Wisconsin announced. The pharmacist, Steven R. Brandenburg, 46, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay nearly $84,000 in restitution to the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wis., where he worked an overnight shift. Mr. Brandenburg was “an admitted conspiracy theorist” who believed the vaccine could harm people and “change their DNA,” according to the police in Grafton, Wis. In January, he pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to tamper with a consumer product in a way that could injure or kill someone, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Image At his sentencing, Mr. Brandenburg said he felt “great shame” for what he had done, The Associated Press reported.
Persons: Steven R, Brandenburg, , Organizations: Aurora Medical, Eastern District of, Associated Press, Associated, Moderna, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Grafton Police Department Locations: Wisconsin, Grafton , Wis, Eastern District, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Ozaukee County, Grafton
U.S. charges ex-Austrian bank CEO in Odebrecht bribery scheme
  + stars: | 2021-05-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
The corporate logo of the Odebrecht SA construction conglomerate is pictured at its headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda PerobelliU.S. prosecutors said the former chief executive of an Austrian bank was arrested on Tuesday and charged with involvement in a long-running bribery and money-laundering conspiracy involving the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA. Weinzierl is a former chief executive of Meinl Bank, later renamed Anglo Austrian AAB Bank, and a deputy chairman at the House of Julius Meinl, according to Meinl's website. Both were also directors at an affiliated bank in Antigua, the office said. Prosecutors said the defendants and their co-conspirators used fraudulent transactions and sham agreements to move more than $170 million from New York bank accounts through their bank, and to offshore accounts secretly controlled by Odebrecht.
Persons: Amanda Perobelli, Peter Weinzierl, Alexander Waldstein, Odebrecht, Julius Meinl, Weinzierl, Meinl Organizations: Odebrecht SA, REUTERS, Meinl Bank, Austrian AAB Bank, Prosecutors, Odebrecht, Braskem SA, U.S, Novonor SA, Court, Eastern District of, Thomson Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Austrian, Austria, U.S, Brooklyn , New York, United Kingdom, Antigua, New York, Mexico, Panama, Swiss, Eastern District, Eastern District of New York
Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google refuses to move case to California
  + stars: | 2021-05-20 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Paresh Dave/File PhotoA Texas judge hearing a state antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google denied on Thursday a request for the case to be moved to California, where the company is fighting similar lawsuits. Google had asked for the case to be moved for several reasons, including that its headquarters is in California, as are many of the witnesses who would likely be called. "Google has failed to meet its burden to establish that the Northern District of California is a clearly more convenient venue for the ... litigation than the Eastern District of Texas," he wrote in denying the request. The government antitrust lawsuit is one of three faced by Google.
Persons: Paresh Dave, Sean Jordan Organizations: REUTERS, Google, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of, Northern District of, District of, Publishers, U.S . Justice Department, Facebook, Federal Trade Commission, Thomson Locations: Mountain View , California, U.S, Texas, California, Eastern District, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District, Northern District of California, District, District of Texas
Former UAW president sentenced to 21 months in corruption probe
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams at a press briefing in Detroit, Michigan, May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Joseph WhiteA former president of the United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, on Tuesday was sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined $10,000 for conspiring to embezzle union funds as part of a larger federal probe into corruption in the union. Williams, who pleaded guilty on Sept. 30, apologized to UAW members and asked for forgiveness at the video hearing. Williams, 68, is one of 15 people charged in a wide-ranging probe conducted by the office for the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, which last December reached a deal with the union for independent oversight. read moreOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dennis Williams, Joseph White, Williams Organizations: United Auto Workers, REUTERS, UAW, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of Michigan, Thomson Locations: Detroit , Michigan, Eastern District
A Pennsylvania lawsuit said Tesla was in breach of its contract after raising a Solar Roof price. A copy of a Tesla Solar Roof contact filed alongside the complaint included an arbitration agreement between the parties. Connecticut homeowners say Tesla also raised their priceA Solar Roof and Tesla Powerwall. Nichola Groom/ReutersIn Weston, Connecticut, Jay and Robin Fortin signed a contract in January to install a Solar Roof on their 1955 colonial home. On March 24, the couple received an email from Tesla, saying: "We have increased the price of Solar Roof and have added adjustments for individual roof complexity."
Persons: Tesla, Philip Dahlin, Mary Arndtsen, Dahlin, they'd, they're, Jeremy Telman, Telman, wasn't, Elon Musk, Jason Reed, Peter Muhic, LeVan Muhic Stapleton, he'd, Muhic, Gregory Klass, Nichola Groom, Jay, Robin Fortin, Jay Fortin, I'm, Fortin, Fortin hasn't, they've, Said Dahlin Organizations: Tesla, Court, Eastern, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center Locations: Pennsylvania, New Hope , Pennsylvania, Eastern District, Concepcion, Connecticut, Weston , Connecticut, Tesla
California’s Program for Those With No Retirement Plan Defeats Court Challenge
  + stars: | 2021-05-07 | by ( Anne Tergesen | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday dismissed a legal challenge to California’s state-sponsored retirement savings plan, a development that supports the growing number of public programs for private-sector workers who lack access to retirement plans at work. By removing “uncertainty about these program’s legal status,” the decision could weaken opposition to the further adoption of state-run savings plans, which 13 states and two cities have approved, said John Scott, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ retirement-savings project. Currently, California, Oregon and Illinois are enrolling workers, while states including New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia are developing programs. The New York City Council approved such a program in late April, becoming the second U.S. city, after Seattle, to do so. New York will require employers with five or more employees that don’t offer a retirement savings plan to automatically enroll employees in an individual retirement account at 5% of pay.
Persons: John Scott, Howard Jarvis Organizations: Pew, The New, Howard, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Eastern, Eastern District of Locations: San Francisco, California , Oregon, Illinois, New Jersey , Maryland, Virginia, The New York, U.S, Seattle, New York, Eastern District, Eastern District of California
Texas federal judge hears arguments for date of Google trial
  + stars: | 2021-05-06 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. The Texas lawsuit accuses Google of violating the law in how it dominates the process of placing ads online. And they do have a big head start," Yetter said. Judge Sean Jordan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, who is hearing the case, did not set a trial date during the hearing. The case being considered in Texas is one of three big antitrust lawsuits filed against Google last year.
Persons: Paresh Dave, Alphabet's, Mark Lanier, Lanier, Paul Yetter, Yetter, Sean Jordan Organizations: REUTERS, Google, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of, Thomson Locations: Mountain View , California, U.S, Texas, Eastern District, Eastern District of Texas, California
As calls to reform the criminal justice system grow louder across the country, Gascón's predicament exemplifies the difficulties district attorneys face in trying to heed those voices. Even though she was the first Black person to head the district attorney's office, Lacey was the target of Black Lives Matter activists for nearly three years. She was embroiled in public feuds with the organization, and her husband was charged with pulling a gun on Black Lives Matter Los Angeles co-founder Melina Abdullah. He and Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, a Democrat who represents Los Angeles, proposed legislation this month that would change how strikes against juveniles are counted in sentencing. Before becoming top prosecutor in Los Angeles, Gascón served as chief of police for the San Francisco Police Department and then district attorney of San Francisco.
Persons: George Gascón, Gascón, Jody Armour, Jackie Lacey, Lacey, Melina Abdullah, Abdullah, We're, Cristine Soto DeBerry, Member Miguel Santiago, Gascón's, backpedaled, Michele Hanisee, James C, Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Chesa Boudin, Larry Krasner, Krasner, Bill McSwain, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Larry, Desiree Andrade, Julian Andrade, Andrade Organizations: Angeles, University of Southern, Los, Prosecutors Alliance of California, Los Angeles Police Department, Member, Democrat, Association of, San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Mayor London, San, USC, of Police, Eastern, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Angeles National Forest Locations: Angeles County, San Francisco, Philadelphia, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Cuban, Los Angeles County, Angeles, California, Francisco, L.A, Boston , Chicago, Baltimore, U.S, Eastern District
Almost one in five patent cases filed in the US last year went to a new judge in Waco, near Austin. It's hard to find a lawyer who doesn't like Judge Alan Albright, the new federal judge in Waco, Texas. But the lovefest stops when Big Tech companies want the patent lawsuits filed against them removed from Albright's Waco courthouse. In just more than two years, Albright has become the nation's busiest patent judge, with many lawyers praising his speediness and patent savvy. As a district judge, Albright has to handle all sorts of cases, from minimum-wage lawsuits to drug-trafficking prosecutions.
Persons: Alan Albright's, Alan Albright, Erich Spangenberg, Albright, Spangenberg, Apple, Albright doesn't, Albright isn't, Chip, Joanna Gaines, renovators, Joshua Yi, Austin, Donald Trump, Texas Sen, John Cornyn, Lewis Tandy, Tandy, toiling, Drew Houston, NPEs, he's, Geneva Clark, Lex Machina, who's, Albright's, Paul Gugliuzza, Jonas Anderson, Anderson, Erick Robinson, litigator, Porter Hedges, Robinson, There's, Yi, isn't, He's Organizations: Waco, Intel, Big Tech, Adobe, San, HGTV, Baylor University, Texas, Eastern District of, Western, TC Heartland, Senate, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Elon, Companies, Apple, eBay, Facebook, IBM, Oracle, RPX Corp, Investments, Huawei, Google, Microsoft, Canon, Cisco, MV3, Roku, Fortress Investment, Technologies, Samsung, America, Eastern District Locations: Waco, Austin, Waco , Texas, San Francisco, Texas, Eastern District, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler, Eastern, West Texas, Western, TracFone, Miami, San Antonio, Geneva, Albright , Waco, Marshall, Washington, California, Delaware
The logo of Stellantis is seen at the main entrance of the FCA Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, January 18, 2021. The supplier, JVIS-USA, alleges that without the chips it has ordered, there will be an "imminent shutdown" of a Detroit factory that makes Stellantis' profit-generating Jeep Grand Cherokee. JVIS is seeking an order that would force NXP to supply the chips, which are made in Austin, Texas. NXP declined to comment, but in court filings said it has "has no contract with JVIS and no duty" to supply the chips. JVIS alleges it told NXP it needed 70,000 NXP chips for the Jeep plant in the second quarter.
Persons: Massimo Pinca, Stellantis, NXP, JVIS Organizations: FCA, REUTERS, NXP Semiconductors, Cherokee, JVIS, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler, Ford Motor, General Motors Co, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of, Jefferson North Assembly Plant, Thomson Locations: Turin, Italy, Michigan, USA, Detroit, Stellantis, Texas, NXP, Eastern District, Eastern District of Michigan, Austin , Texas
Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google issues protective order
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The Google Inc. logo is seen outside their headquarters in Mountain View, California August 18, 2004. REUTERS/Clay McLachlan/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The judge hearing the Texas antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google put limits on what the search giant’s in-house lawyers can see in an order aimed at ensuring that confidential information used in an upcoming trial remains secure. In-house counsel for Google is barred from seeing “highly confidential” information under the order unless it is given permission by the court or the affected company. The Texas lawsuit accuses Google of violating the law in how it dominates the process of placing ads online. The protective order also requires people who receive confidential and highly confidential information to agree to allow electronic devices used in their work on the lawsuit to be searched if needed as part of a forensic investigation into a potential leak.
Persons: Clay McLachlan, Judge Sean Jordan Organizations: Google Inc, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Google, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of, Facebook Inc, Publishers Locations: Mountain View , California, Texas, Eastern District, Eastern District of Texas
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden nominated three people for top U.S. Justice Department posts on Monday, including a person who will provide legal advice to the administration and another supervising criminal investigations, the White House said. Biden picked Christopher Schroeder, who ran his transition team’s efforts on the Justice Department, to be assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, according to the White House. The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) is a powerful post that entails providing legal interpretations to the executive branch. SENSITIVE INVESTIGATIONSAs head of the criminal division, Polite will inherit some highly sensitive criminal investigations. Clarke has been nominated to lead the civil rights division, while Kim has been nominated to lead the environment and natural resources division.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Christopher Schroeder, Kenneth, Anne Milgram, Donald Trump’s, Robert Mueller, Mueller, Schroeder, Bill Clinton, Hunter, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Kristen Clarke, Todd Kim, Clarke, Kim Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Justice, Justice Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Legal, Republican, Eastern, Eastern District of, Times Locations: New Jersey, U.S, Delaware, Eastern District, Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans
Apple fails to overturn VirnetX patent verdict, could owe over $1.1 billion
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Jonathan Stempel | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - A federal judge denied Apple Inc’s bid to set aside or reduce a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict favoring VirnetX Holding Corp, and awarded interest and royalties that could boost Apple’s total payout in two lawsuits above $1.1 billion. Apple, based in Cupertino, California, and VirnetX, based in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, have battled in patent litigation for more than a decade. Last March, Apple paid VirnetX $454 million after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the iPhone maker’s appeal in an earlier patent case. In a Dec. 18 court filing, Apple said the latest award could boost its payout in both cases to $1.116 billion. The case is VirnetX Inc v. Apple Inc, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, No.
Persons: Apple, Mike Segar, Robert Schroeder, “ unpatentable, Schroeder, VirnetX Organizations: Reuters, VirnetX Holding, Apple, REUTERS, District, U.S . Patent, U.S, Supreme, Apple Inc, Court, Eastern District of Locations: Manhattan , New York, U.S, Tyler , Texas, Cupertino , California, Cove , Nevada, Eastern District, Eastern District of Texas
The object then ricochets and strikes another officer, who was not wearing a helmet, in the head. The object then ricochets a third time and strikes a third officer, wearing a helmet, in the head,” the documents say. Sanford’s lawyer told the judge his client is not a member of any extremist group, and has no criminal history. According to court documents, a Capitol Police officer witnessed Ehmke smash a window at the Capitol and rushed at him with his shield to try to stop him. Hunter Seefried was seen on video punching out a glass window in the Capitol complex, while Kevin was photographed inside the Capitol carrying a Confederate flag.
Persons: Donald Trump, Stephanie Keith, Henry Perkin, Robert Sanford, Sanford, Prosecutors, Joe Biden, Trump, Hunter Ehmke, , Ehmke, , Douglas Austen Jensen of, Jensen, , Kevin Seefried, Hunter Seefried, Kevin Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Capitol, U.S, Capitol, Washington D.C, REUTERS, Eastern, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The, FBI, Justice Department, Capitol Police, . Police, Ehmke, Central District of, Douglas Austen Jensen of Iowa, Guardian, Black Capitol Police, Des Moines Police Department, United, United States Capitol, Confederate Locations: Pennsylvania, Washington, Eastern District, Chester , Pennsylvania, Central District, Central District of California, United States, Delaware
A federal appeals court Saturday night rejected an attempt by a congressman to overturn the results of the November presidential election. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District threw out an appeal by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, that sought to allow Vice President Mike Pence to hand the election to Trump. Gohmert sued Pence in the effort to morph his job as an electoral vote counter to determinative role in the election. The Trump administration's Justice Department opposed the suit in court, arguing that Pence was the wrong target. His options include an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has so far sidestepped 2020 election challenges, and a request for a review by the full Fifth District court.
Persons: Louie Gohmert, Mike Pence, Trump, Gohmert, Pence, Joe Biden Organizations: U.S ., Appeals, Fifth District, Trump, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of, White, Trump administration's Justice Department, Supreme Locations: Texas, Eastern District, Eastern District of Texas, Arizona
The DOJ said in a new court filing that Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, and 11 Arizona Republicans have "sued the wrong defendant" — Pence — in the case. "The Vice President — the only defendant in this case — is ironically the very person whose power they seek to promote," Coghlan wrote. Defendant respectfully request denial of plaintiffs' emergency motion because the relief that plaintiffs request does not properly lie against the Vice President." The last-ditch Republican suit follows dozens of failed attempts from Trump's campaign and his allies to have courts reverse or invalidate electoral votes for Biden. Pence has shown no indication that he will entertain those objections or otherwise seek to overturn the election.
Persons: Louie Gohmert, William Barr, Joe, Mike Pence, Louis Gohmert, Pence, Biden, Donald Trump, Jeremy Kernodle, Kernodle, John Coghlan, Coghlan, , Defendant, Gohmert's, Ken Paxton, Josh Hawley Organizations: Caucus, The, Justice, Republican, Electoral College, DOJ, Arizona Republicans, Biden's, Trump, Court, Eastern, Eastern District of, III, Senate, Arizona, Biden, Republicans, Texas, U.S, Supreme, . Missouri Locations: Texas, Eastern District, Eastern District of Texas, Arizona
Texas and nine other U.S. states sue Google for abusing market power
  + stars: | 2020-12-16 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Texas, backed by nine other states, filed a lawsuit against Alphabet-owned Google on Wednesday, accusing it of breaking antitrust law in how it runs its online advertising business. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had joined the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit against the company in October. “Google repeatedly used its monopolistic power to control pricing (and) engage in market collusions to rig auctions in a tremendous violation of justice,” Paxton said in a Facebook video. Google “eliminated its competition and crowned itself the king of online advertising,” he added. The nine states that joined Texas are Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah and Idaho.
Persons: Ken Paxton, U.S . Justice Department’s, , ” Paxton Organizations: Google, U.S . Justice, “ Google, titans, Eastern District of Texas Locations: Texas, Eastern District, Arkansas , Indiana , Kentucky , Missouri , Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota , Utah, Idaho
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Texas and nine other states sued Google on Wednesday, accusing it of working with Facebook Inc in violation of antitrust law to boost its already-dominant online advertising business. Google called the Texas lawsuit “meritless.” Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In its lawsuit, Texas asks a judge to find Google guilty of breaking antitrust law and to order the violations to stop. Google ad sales account for over 80% of Alphabet’s revenue. Facebook shares, which briefly turned negative after details of the Texas lawsuit were published, reversed losses and ended little changed.
Persons: Hannah McKay, , Ken Paxton, , ” Paxton, U.S . Justice Department’s Organizations: WASHINGTON, Google, Facebook Inc, REUTERS, Alphabet Inc, Big Tech, Eastern District of Texas, Facebook, U.S . Justice Locations: Texas, London, Britain, Eastern District, California, Arkansas , Indiana , Kentucky , Missouri , Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota , Utah, Idaho
A federal judge in Wisconsin on Saturday bluntly dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump challenging Joe Biden's win in that state, further cementing Biden's victory in the national presidential election. The Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit by Texas that sought to revoke Biden's national victory by attacking results in four key states. The high court's denial came after it likewise refused to hear a challenge to Biden's win in Pennsylvania filed by a congressman there. In the Wisconsin case, Trump was suing the state elections commission. "This Court has allowed plaintiff the chance to make his case and he has lost on the merits," the judge wrote.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Trump's, , Trump, Brett Ludwig, Biden, Ludwig, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, George W, Bush, Al Gore Organizations: U.S, Supreme, Biden's, Eastern, Eastern District of, Electoral, Biden, White, Constitution Locations: Wisconsin, Texas, Eastern District, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Florida, U.S
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for a former Goldman Sachs banker charged with involvement in the looting of billions of dollars from Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund accused U.S. prosecutors on Thursday of withholding evidence that could show his client’s innocence. FILE PHOTO: Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng leaves the federal court in New York, U.S., May 6, 2019. Goldman helped sell $6.5 billion of bonds for 1MDB, a fund former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had launched to promote economic development. Tim Leissner, another former Goldman banker, pleaded guilty in 2018 over his role in the scandal. The case is U.S. v. Ng, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, No.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Roger Ng, Marc Agnifilo, Goldman, Goldman “, Ng, Agnifilo, Alixandra Smith, Najib Razak, Tim Leissner Organizations: YORK, REUTERS, Goldman Sachs, Department of Justice, Malaysian, Authorities, Hollywood, Goldman, Court, Eastern District of Locations: New York, U.S, Goldman Sachs Malaysia, Brooklyn, Malaysian, 1MDB, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi, Eastern District, Eastern District of New York
Funeral home settles landmark transgender bias case for $250,000
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A Michigan funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to the estate of a transgender former funeral director to settle a landmark lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court to rule discrimination against transgender workers is a form of unlawful sex bias. Transgender activist Aimee Stephens, sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Oct. 8, 2019. Harris appealed the portion of the 6th Circuit ruling holding that Title VII bars discrimination against transgender workers. Solicitor General argued on behalf of the EEOC that Title VII did not prohibit discrimination against gay or transgender workers. The case is EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes Inc, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, No.
Persons: Aimee Stephens, Saul Loeb, Stephens, Harris, Dale Price, VII Organizations: U.S, Supreme, Homes Inc, Alliance Defending, Commission, Getty, American Civil Liberties Union, Civil, Circuit, RG, Eastern, Eastern District of, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Michigan, Detroit, Washington ,, Eastern District, Eastern District of Michigan
He also said Amazon tried to drum up public support by making him the “face” of workers criticizing its pandemic response. The complaint seeks unspecified damages for Black and Hispanic workers at the Staten Island facility. Amazon fired Smalls on March 30, saying he joined a protest at the Staten Island facility despite being on paid quarantine, after had having close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. It fired at least three other workers critical of its pandemic response in April, citing various alleged workplace violations. Last week, a Brooklyn federal judge dismissed a separate lawsuit accusing Amazon of creating a public nuisance at the Staten Island facility.
Persons: Christian Smalls, Jeff Bezos, Smalls, , Letitia James, Lisa Levandowski Organizations: YORK, Amazon.com Inc, New, Amazon, New York, Mar, Amazon Inc, Court, Eastern District of Locations: New York City, Brooklyn, Staten, Seattle, COVID, Eastern District, Eastern District of New York
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