Class Action

Lois Lerner is Lying Again, This Time About Me

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 11:44 AM<p>Nancy Garcia, then-President of the Nevada County Tea Party in Northern California, wore a white sweater, a red Tea …

Conservative View

China puts the brakes on its sprawling microlending industry

A top-level Chinese government body issued an urgent notice on Tuesday evening asking provincial regulators to suspend issuing licenses to any new …

News (China)

Facebook Still Fails To Prevent Discriminatory Ads, Report Reveals

Facebook is still allowing advertisers to prevent minorities from viewing housing ads, an investigation by ProPublica revealed this week.<p>The new …

Advertising Industry

Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors prepare for federal apology

'People handle that level of emotion in a lot of different ways,' said lawyer Steven Cooper<p>Survivors of the residential school system in Newfoundland …

Canada

Equifax breach already taking a toll on consumers

The scenario that personal finance and credit experts feared most about the heist of consumer data from Equifax may already be underway. Criminals are using the stolen information to apply for mortgages, credit cards and student loans, they’re tapping into bank debit accounts, filing insurance …

Identity Theft

Lab Report: Uber Paid Hackers To Cover Up Massive Breach

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>Uber cover-up:</b> In the latest of its cascade of 2017 disasters, the ride-hailing giant disclosed yesterday that hackers had stolen 57 million driver and rider accounts—a breach the company concealed for more than a year after paying a $100,000 ransom. For Uber’s …

Dara Khosrowshahi

B.C. to reimburse methadone patients for taking clinic fees off welfare cheques

$5.5 million expected to be paid back to over 11,700 methadone patients<p>An application filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court says the provincial …

Health Care

General Electric faces federal lawsuit over Fukushima nuclear disaster

General Electric Co., the Boston-based conglomerate, is facing a federal lawsuit over its role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.<p>The …

Boston Business Journal

NYCHA tenant and mom furious with de Blasio's lead-paint lies

The day public housing tenant Sherron Page learned her 4-year-old son, Kyan, had tested positive for an alarmingly high level of lead in his blood, …

Housing

Charlie Rose Made Crude Sexual Advances, Multiple Women Say

After allegations surfaced Monday that the longtime television host Charlie Rose made crude sexual advances toward multiple women who worked on his show over a dozen years, CBS suspended him from its morning program and PBS announced that it would no longer distribute his long-running nightly …

Gayle King

You Could Get Up to $900 If You Received This Spam Phone Call

If you've been seeking revenge for all those telemarketer calls over the years, you may be in luck—and a little bit richer.<p>Thanks to a class action …

Royal Caribbean

Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

The Trump administration wants to expand its network of immigrant jails. In recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has called for five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations across the country. Critics are alarmed at the rising fortunes of an …

Immigration

Top Scandals Trump Foundation Has Been Involved In Ahead Of Charity's Dissolution

The Donald J. Trump Foundation is in the process of dissolving itself, after it was revealed last year that it violated federal rules on …

Corruption

Melted uranium core finally discovered at Fukushima nuclear plant, clean-up to take 40 years

A robot was able to locate the core of one of the three reactors which was hit by the 2011 tsunami.<p>An investigative team has finally managed to …

Energy

A man posing as an Uber driver sexually assaulted a woman on a university campus

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man posing as an Uber driver Sunday on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C., according to local authorities.<p>El Honcine Jourhdaly was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and kidnapping.<p><b>How it happened</b><p>A woman and her male friend saw an Uber …

Uber

LGBTQ advocates want military, RCMP to take part in apology - Surrey Now-Leader

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not be the only one to say sorry for state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBTQ people, say advocates who …

Canada

'It's not fair': Treadz Auto victims say AMVIC compensation falls short

Regulator says 2012 policy capped total payouts and it won't retroactively change the rules<p>More than three years after losing their vehicles to what …

Dodge

More competition is on the way for Uber and Hamilton’s taxi industry

Hamilton residents may soon have another option as they travel throughout the city.<p><b>READ MORE: Lyft and Uber to battle each other for drivers and</b> …

Uber

Instacart Workers Strike Over Wages That Reportedly Can Fall As Low As $1 Per Hour

Instacart, the same-day grocery delivery service startup, faces a labor dispute from a portion of its hundreds of thousands of part-time and contract …

Uber

Lois Lerner: My Life Will Be in Danger if Real Reason Why IRS Targeted Tea Party Goes Public

Former IRS director Lois Lerner told a federal court last week that she and her family could face death threats and physical violence if her …

Conservative View

General Electric sued over Fukushima

Japanese property owners and businesses near the Fukushima nuclear plant that melted down after a 2011 tsunami have filed a $500M class-action …

Savemoney

The Perfect Coda for Cordray's Tenure: Nullifying the Payday Lending Rule

Richard Cordray, the first official director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will step down at the end of November. That’s great news because now the Trump administration can insert its own director and implement its own policy agenda.<p>But reversing course at the Bureau will be a …

Opinion

Justin Trudeau sets date for formal apology to LGBT community for government persecution

Trudeau tweeted that the government will make a formal apology ‘for the persecution & injustices they have suffered.’

Canadian News

Surprise Weinstein Co. bidder – a former Obama official – proposes female-majority board

A former Obama administration official has submitted a bid to buy the Weinstein Co. and install a majority-female board of directors, in a surprising …

Business

After Math: On the road again

Tesla had quite the week. Not only did the upstart carmaker get to show off its new semi and roadster, it also unveiled its multi-station Supercharger rest stop and managed to get itself onto the receiving end of a class-action lawsuit alleging pervasive racism throughout its ranks. Numbers, …

Tesla

Trudeau to offer formal apology for LGBTQ persecution on Nov. 28

Justin Trudeau will rise in the House of Commons on Nov. 28 to offer a historic apology to Canadians who were criminally prosecuted or dismissed from the military or public service because they were gay.<p>The Prime Minister's apology is expected to be the most comprehensive ever offered by any …

Justin Trudeau

5 men sue a California city to stop undercover gay sex stings

One of the men said that he rejected an undercover cop but was arrested anyway.

Crime

Lawsuit Accuses Utilities of Jacking Up Natural Gas Prices

A class-action lawsuit has accused two utilities of conspiring to drive up energy costs in New England in a multi-year scheme that affected millions …

eClinicalWorks is in legal trouble again

EHR vendor eClinicalWorks is in legal trouble yet again, this time facing a putative class-action lawsuit that alleges that its software is flawed, …

Health Records

Congress Has Made It Harder to Sue Bad Banks

When <b>Wells Fargo</b> employees met sales goals by creating 3.5 million fake bank and credit card accounts using real customer information, the affected customers were prevented from suing because some fine print in their customer agreements specified that disputes must be settled in arbitration. And …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau