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May 2015
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Transgender Employee Sues Employer for Denying Female Identity

A transgender former employee of Barnes & Noble Bookstore is suing in Orange County federal court, alleging that the management at the store where she worked refused to allow her to present herself as a woman at work and fired her when she stopped complying. Victoria Ramirez, along with the Transgender Law Center, is now suing Read More

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Led Zeppelin Copyright Lawsuit Moves to California

A copyright lawsuit that claims that the band Led Zeppelin plagiarized the song “Stairway to Heaven” from the band Spirit is changing venues from Philadelphia to California. Despite the plaintiff’s attempt to keep the lawsuit in Pennsylvania, a judge ordered that the case be moved to a federal courthouse in Los Angeles. Facts of the Case Read More

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American Apparel Sued for Labor Law Violations

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the clothing retailer American Apparel for violations of state labor laws and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The lawsuit stems from American Apparel’s treatment of its workers after it announced mass layoffs last Read More

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Joss Whedon & Lionsgate Sued for Copyright Infringement

Director/producer/writer Joss Whedon and the production company Lionsgate have been sued by a man claiming that they stole the idea for the film, “Cabin in the Woods,” from a novel that he wrote in 2006. Mr. Whedon is known for directing the hugely popular “Avenger’s” movies in addition to creating television products like Buffy the Read More

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Drivers Settle Lawsuit against Trucking Company

A class action lawsuit filed by the milk tank drivers of Ruan trucking company has been settled out of court. The complaint filed by the drivers alleged that Ruan did not allow them uninterruptedlunch or dinner breaks, and was filed in a California court back in 2008. According to those involved in the case, Ruan Read More

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