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Law Student’s Harassment and Bullying Ran Amok, Claims Professor’s Suit

A former professor at the Appalachian School of Law has sued the school, claiming it failed to protect her when she was harassed by a male student.

Greenberg Traurig Advises on Hard Rock Cafe Purchase of Trump Taj Mahal Casino

When it became clear that billionaire Carl Icahn would be interested in selling his Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Greenberg Traurig’s client Hard Rock International quickly reached out.

Teetering Charlotte Law School Seeks to Toss Class Actions

The Charlotte School of Law has fired back in court against students and recent graduates who allege they should have been informed sooner of the school’s shaky accreditation status that prompted the federal government to pull their access to student loans late last year.

In Gay Rights 'Gamechanger,' Appeals Court Bars Employment Bias Based on Sexual Orientation

By Ben Hancock |

Overruling years of precedent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday concluded that discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act.

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Wells Fargo Will Appeal $5.4M OSHA Whistleblower Award

By Sue Reisinger |

Wells Fargo plans to appeal a federal regulator's order to pay a large award to a fired manager at a Los Angeles bank branch and reinstate him. The filing of the complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was unusual, experts said.

Tennessee Judge Cason Moreland

Nashville Judge's Federal Corruption Case Alleges Sex With Defendants, Bribery

By Katheryn Hayes Tucker |

A Tennessee judge's text messages tell the tale in a federal indictment accusing him of trading justice for sex.

Plaintiffs lawyer Evan Fray-Witzer attached a photo of his cat in the court filing.

OMG! Lawyers Suing Buzzfeed Get Creative With Clickbait Court Filing

By Celia Ampel and Amanda Bronstad |

You won't believe what lawyers suing BuzzFeed in Miami court attached to a recent filing.