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September 20, 2013

There's a lawsuit for that

For most things, there’s an app.  For everything else, there’s a lawsuit. Just look at a new article describing the amount of frivolous litigation happening in the Nothern District of California, or the Food Court, which is particularly friendly to food mislabeling lawsuits.  Often these suits are brought by repeat named plaintiffs w ...

August 20, 2010

Is it discrimination to not hire someone because of their criminal record?

Author: Joshua Thompson This story of a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California has recently picked up some national attention.   The plaintiffs are alleging that First Transit is discriminating on the basis of race because they do both credit and criminal background checks before deciding whether to hire someone. ...