The media camped out at a San Francisco courtoom on Thursday in case there was a quick jury decision in Ellen Pao’s multimillion-dollar sexism lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.
But a lawsuit filed in the past week against Twitter could have a bigger impact on Silicon Valley tech employers, lawyers say.
Pao could win as much as $140 million if the jury decides that she was discriminated against because of her gender and retaliated against for complaining.
A decision against Kleiner Perkins could also encourage others to file similar suits, like the complaints filed in the past week against Twitter and another against Facebook.
If Kleiner Perkins wins, on the other hand, it could discourage women from putting themselves under the kind of public scrutiny that Pao has.
But in the end, the Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins suit is specifically one person against one
Ellen Pao, former junior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, right, exits state court with
A jury ruled Friday that Menlo Park venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers didn’t discriminate or retaliate against a former junior partner, Ellen Pao.
But for a while it appeared Kleiner Perkins wasn’t going to get a complete victory. Judge Harold Kahn required the jury to return to its deliberations after discovering it was one vote shy of the minimum of nine votes needed on Pao’s claim that she was fired because she complained about gender bias at the firm.
The jury voted 10-2 in favor of Kleiner on all allegations that it discriminated against Pao. But two of the jurors who voted in that majority originally voted that there was discrimination. The verdict wasn’t declared complete until one of them changed their mind at the end of the day.
The decision came at the end of a five-week trial in San
Next Wednesday, producers of David O. Russell‘s 2013 film American Hustle will attempt to nuke a lawsuit brought by Paul Brodeur, an expert in the biological effects of electromagnetic fields. The legal action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court has prompted what the plaintiff has termed the “Ditzy Defense.”
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Judith Glory Hill, a singer who became prominent as a contestant on The Voice after performing backup vocals for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Michael Jackson, is the subject of two lawsuits filed this week.
In one, the music company run by Jolene Cherry is blaming superstar artist Prince for allegedly interfering in a contractual relationship and damaging prospects for Cherry’s first album by releasing it digitally for free.
According to the complaint filed in L.A. Superior Court on Friday, Hill signed an exclusive recording agreement with a joint venture between Sony and The Cherry Party after appearing
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed IMDb’s trial win against Juni Hoang, neé Huong Hoang, an actress who sued the entertainment site for revealing her age.
In a 2011 lawsuit, Hoang proclaimed, “In the entertainment industry, youth is king.” She sought to hold the Amazon.com subsidiary liable for breaching her privacy, violating Washington’s consumer protection law, and breaching the terms of an agreement she made when signing up for a professional account.
In April 2013, a jury came back with nothing for Hoang.
That led to an appeal which explored interesting issues including whether she got competent counsel — her lawyer died in the middle
Hasan R. Edmonds—a 22-year-old National Guardsman in Illinois—and his cousin, Jonas M. Edmonds, 29, communicated their plans to undercover federal agents, authorities said. Hasan Edmonds was en route to Egypt, and Jonas Edmonds was going to use his cousin’s National Guard uniform to gain access to a military facility in northern Illinois in order to attack the base, according to authorities.
According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ford was driving to a gas pump when another man, later identified by police as James Street, 37, approached the same pump. Ford reversed his car and drove to another pump when Street reportedly exited his car and began shouting racial slurs at Ford, reportedly telling him to “go back to Ferguson.”
The incident happened in February. Harris, and two other students who were members of the university’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, snuck out in the middle of the night and tied a noose, as well as draped the Confederate flag, around the neck of the statue of James Meredith, authorities charged. Meredith was the university’s first African-American student after the school integrated and began admitting black students in 1962.
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