Sony Pictures Entertainment will now be forced to defend the security measures it took in advance of the hack thanks to a lawsuit that was filed in California federal court on Monday.
Sony Hack: Legal Risks for Years to Come
The complaint was filed on behalf of Michael Corona, who says he worked at the company from 2004 to 2007, and Christina Mathis, who says she worked at the company between 2000 and 2002. Both say they had information such as Social Security numbers leaked. Corona also alleges that his salary history and reason for resigning
On the defensive after being accused of unfairly selling access to a website that contains “breakdowns” of TV and movie scripts, Frank Moran, Louise Yanofsky and Steven Rubin are heaping scorn on the position that breakdowns amount to trade secrets or constitute proprietary information.
The three are being sued in New York by Breakdown Services, a company that gathers information about entertainment projects in development through casting directors. The defendants are alleged to have committed unfair competition and tortious interference and are attempting to fend off a motion for preliminary injunction that would stop them from providing third parties with access to the
Iggy Azalea is now facing counterclaims that look to hold valid a recording contract that she allegedly signed before she became a famous pop star.
In September, the artist born Amethyst Kelly filed a complaint that alleged that her ex-boyfriend Maurice Williams (aka rapper Jefe Wine) and associated companies were releasing songs by Azalea, but that they had no actual rights. According to the complaint, Azalea met Williams when she was a teen living in a Houston hotel, that Williams followed her to Atlanta and had downloaded the entire contents of Azalea’s personal computer, including unreleased master recordings.
Williams has apparently come forward with a written contract,
Online real estate marketplace Zillow was hit with five new lawsuits this week alleging employee discrimination, retaliation, and other mistreatment of workers.
The five lawsuits were all filed by the law firm of Geragos Geragos, reports LAist. Geragos Geragos is the same law firm representing a Zillow employee who sued the company earlier this month for sexual harassment. In that lawsuit, former Zillow employee Rachel Kremer described the company’s Irvine, California office as having an “adult frat house” culture. The latest lawsuits also involve employees who worked at the Irvine office.
What can small business owners learn from these employment lawsuits filed against Zillow? Here are three lessons:
Most Americans — 56 percent — are in favor of red-light cameras being used at intersections, according to a new survey by FindLaw.com.
The survey comes as New Jersey pulls the plug on its red-light cameras (they were turned off overnight, the Asbury Park Press reports); several other states and cities have taken or are considering similar steps. Supporters of the cameras say they are an effective tool for ticketing dangerous drivers. But opponents argue that they are merely money-makers that do little to improve safety.
The controversy also extends to the courtroom, where multiple questions have been raised about the admissibility and legality of red-light camera evidence.
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