Legal Issues

After the Settlement: What GM Needs to Do Now
General Motors

After the Settlement: What GM Needs to Do Now

Mary Barra called the two-year legal and public relations crisis 'a catalyst for meaningful change.'
Judge Allows Class-Action Lawsuit Against Target in Data Breach
Target

Judge Allows Class-Action Lawsuit Against Target in Data Breach

A U.S. judge certified a class action against Target brought by several banks over the retailer's massive data breach.
Ellen Pao Won't Appeal Gender Discrimination Trial Verdict
Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao Won't Appeal Gender Discrimination Trial Verdict

The former venture capitalist, who recently resigned as CEO of Reddit, says she wants to 'move forward.'
U.S. to Focus on Holding Individual Execs Accountable -- Not Just Their Companies -- in Criminal Cases
White Collar Crime

U.S. to Focus on Holding Individual Execs Accountable -- Not Just Their Companies -- in Criminal Cases

A memo by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates outlines the new rules.
Chipotle Hit With Lawsuit Over GMO-Free Menu Claims
Legal Issues

Chipotle Hit With Lawsuit Over GMO-Free Menu Claims

A California woman has accused the burrito chain of false advertising.
9 Questions Employers Need to Answer Before Firing an Ashley Madison Customer
Ashley Madison

9 Questions Employers Need to Answer Before Firing an Ashley Madison Customer

Now that anybody can find out who was trolling the cheater website employers have to decide if an employee two-timing a spouse is cause for termination or if it's wiser to just mind the business.
Jonathan Segal
Ellen Pao Appeals Order to Pay Kleiner Perkins $276,000
Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao Appeals Order to Pay Kleiner Perkins $276,000

The former venture capitalist, who just stepped down as CEO of Reddit, was ordered to pay trial costs related to the discrimination case she lost this year.
Kia Kokalitcheva
To Succeed, Chill Out and Take One Thing at a Time
Entrepreneur Mindset

To Succeed, Chill Out and Take One Thing at a Time

Sometimes all the little things build up and can overwhelm an entrepreneur. According to the founder of Blind Barber, don't let them.
Jason Fell
Google Refuses French Request to Apply 'Right to Be Forgotten' Globally
Google

Google Refuses French Request to Apply 'Right to Be Forgotten' Globally

The majority of searches made from Europe are done through local versions of Google, the company argues.
Facebook Defeats Shareholder Litigation Over IPO
Legal Issues

Facebook Defeats Shareholder Litigation Over IPO

The case argued that the social-media company concealed threats to its growth prospects before its May 2012 initial public offering.
Seattle CEO Who Set Minimum Salaries to $70,000 Sued By Brother for Allegedly Overpaying Himself
Legal Issues

Seattle CEO Who Set Minimum Salaries to $70,000 Sued By Brother for Allegedly Overpaying Himself

Gravity Payments' Dan Price made national news when he announced an across-the-board raise for his 120-person team. Now, he is being accused of cutting his brother out of profits.
Geoff Weiss
Toshiba CEO Quits Over Accounting Scandal
Business Optimization

Toshiba CEO Quits Over Accounting Scandal

An independent inquiry found the CEO had been aware the company had inflated its profits by $1.2 billion over a period of several years.
Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits
Legal Issues

Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits

The multiple worker classification lawsuits filed against the company were the 'deciding factor.'
Laura Entis