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RTX Accused of Discriminating Against Over-40 Job Applicants

RTX Corp. is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing the world’s largest aerospace and defense company of discriminating against older workers in hiring. The company reserves many jobs only for recent college graduates, excluding candidates who are 40 or older, …

Cold Stone Creamery Faces Lawsuit Over Lack of Real Pistachios in Pistachio Ice Cream

Is it nuts to assume a scoop of pistachio ice cream should contain actual pistachios? Or how about real butter in a dish of butter pecan? Such weighty questions about a favorite summertime confection could soon be decided by the …

Latest Trial Over Zantac Cancer Claims Called Off as Plaintiff Drops Case

A woman who claimed in a lawsuit that GSK’s discontinued heartburn drug Zantac caused her breast cancer dropped her case shortly before it was set to go to trial in Illinois state court on Monday, the company announced. GSK said …

Tesla Must Face Autopilot False Ad Claims by California DMV

Tesla Inc. failed to persuade an administrative judge to dismiss claims by a California regulator that the company overstated its vehicles’ self-driving capabilities — one of several ongoing regulatory investigations of the electric-car maker’s marketing. The California Department of Motor …

Supreme Court Seeks U.S. Government Views on Honolulu Climate Suit Against Oil Companies

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden’s administration to offer its views on a bid by Sunoco and other oil companies to scuttle a lawsuit by Honolulu accusing them of deceiving the public about climate change. The …

Meta Gets Supreme Court Review on Investor Data-Harvesting Suit

The US Supreme Court agreed to consider killing a multibillion-dollar shareholder lawsuit that accuses Meta Platforms Inc. of misleading investors about the data-harvesting scandal involving political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The justices said Monday they will decide whether a federal …

All the Major Legal Battles Elon Musk and His Companies Are Facing

Elon Musk and his companies are embroiled in dozens of lawsuits, ranging from fatal crashes blamed on Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system to civil rights complaints over the treatment of employees. Tesla’s board and Musk were hit Thursday with another suit …

Netflix Sued for $170 Million by ‘Real-Life’ Baby Reindeer Stalker

Netflix Inc. faces a defamation lawsuit seeking at least $170 million from a woman who claims to be the inspiration behind a central character in the hit series Baby Reindeer. Fiona Harvey sued the streaming service in a California court …

Ex-HSBC Trader Seeks €1.4 Million Over Broker-Fees Warning

A former HSBC Holdings Plc trader is demanding a €1.4 million ($1.5 million) payout from the lender in France, alleging it suddenly turned against him when he warned top bosses about a potential scandal over exorbitant brokerage fees. Yoram Loeb, …

5th Circuit: Louisiana Law Voids Arbitration Clause in Surplus Lines Policies

A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that a Louisiana statute voids the formation of an arbitration clause in a surplus lines insurance contract. In its opinion, the appellate court reasoned that the general principles …