DA Chesa Boudin says the letters often demand money, as much as $75,000, from the businesses with the threat of a lawsuit. It's the last thing they need, he says, after struggling through the pandemic.
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A couple is being sued for defamation after writing 1-star Google reviews of a roofing company, report says
Autumn Knepper and Adam Marsh uploaded the negative reviews after a receptionist was rude to them, they said. Now they're being sued for defamation.
(Reuters) -A U.S. federal judge has ruled that Lithium Americas Corp may conduct excavation work at its Thacker Pass lithium mine site in Nevada, denying a request from environmentalists who said the digging could harm sage grouse and other wildlife. The ruling marked a rare win for a U.S. critical minerals project as environmental groups increasingly pressure courts and regulators to block mining projects, even if they produce metals key to building electric vehicles. Chief Judge Miranda Du of the federal court in Reno, Nevada, said late on Friday that the digging - needed to determine whether the land holds historical import for Native Americans - may proceed while she determines the broader question of whether former President Donald Trump's administration erred when it approved the project in January.
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Restaurant workers are quitting in the middle of their shifts, reports say. The sector is facing an uphill battle to retain workers amid the labor shortage.
A restaurant employee in Phoenix, Arizona, told CNN Business that staff including hostesses and dishwashers were quitting mid-shift
People Are Sharing Unspoken Rules They've Learned In The Corporate World, And They Don't Prepare You For This In School
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyAlan Dershowitz has long been the go-to lawyer for prominent MAGA-world figures who are having trouble with the law—from legal advice to legal punditry. But when it comes to former President Donald Trump’s class-action lawsuit against the social media giants who booted him off their platforms, even Dershowitz is currently keeping his distance this time.And that’s not from a lack of trying from Trump’s legal team.Two people familiar with the mat
The General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) on Saturday filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) for violating a trademarked hands-free driving technology name "Blue Cruise," Reuters reports. GM says that Ford's use of the Blue Cruise name infringed on GM's Super Cruise trademark. According to GM, Ford renamed its Co-Pilot360 automated driving system to Blue Cruise in April. In a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court Northern District of California, GM said, "If Ford wanted to adopt a
GM has sued Ford over BlueCruise, claiming that the hands-free driving feature violates trademarks for Cruise and Super Cruise.
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If you buy stakes in game-changing businesses, you have the opportunity to take a large sum of money and turn it into a life-altering amount of cash. Whereas real estate is traditionally a slow-growing, if not boring, sector, technology-driven real estate company Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN) is showing Wall Street that it has the ability to completely change how properties are purchased, sold, and viewed. Traditional real estate companies charge up to a 3% commission/listing fee when a home is bought or sold.
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In your 20s, as you start your career and make real money for the first time, your spending changes. After living with Mom and Dad or in a college dorm, you can afford a place of your own and might...
(Bloomberg) -- Venezuela’s capital city is once again rationing gasoline after output at state-owned refineries slumped, forcing motorists to endure day-long queues to top off tanks.Shortages have returned to Caracas, prompting drivers to prowl the streets for open filling stations as lines stretch for blocks in some areas. Because of breakdowns at Petroleos de Venezuela SA fuel-making plants, gasoline output has crashed by more than 40% since the end of June, according to two sources with knowl
If you're thinking about relocating to somewhere cheaper in retirement, you're not alone. Find out which states have the lowest cost of living for seniors.
(Bloomberg Law) -- Billionaire Peter Thiel and his Palantir Technologies Inc. co-founders fired back in Delaware on Friday at claims that their “class F” stock—a “flexible” security with voting power adjusted to give them a 49.99% say in any decision—illegally made them the company’s “emperor for life.”Board chairman Thiel, CEO Alexander Karp, president Stephen Cohen, and the company filed a summary judgment motion in Delaware’s Chancery Court, defending rather than denying the supervoting share
Whether you want to pay off student loan debt, start saving for a big-ticket purchase or build up a fund for the future, finding one of the best side jobs out there is a great way to reach your goal. According to Business Insider, real estate and tourism businesses often hire local writers to craft city and neighborhood guides.
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is swimming in so much jet fuel that even this summer’s surge in air travel can’t save the market.Air traffic in the U.S. has jumped to more than 2 million passengers a day, about 78% of where it was in the summer of 2019, according to the Transportation Security Administration. That’s done little to diminish the massive glut in jet fuel stockpiles, which stand at their highest seasonal level in a decade. Part of the problem is that refiners are trying to cash in on resur
The head of Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind Overwatch and World of Warcraft, sent an email to staff last night calling the recent allegations of widespread sexual harassment and discrimation “extremely troubling” and promised to meet with them to answer questions and discuss “how we can move forward.”
Cash-strapped businesses often hesitate to start hiring, even when they need workers, due to the actual cost of hiring employees. It's easy to forget that the cost of taking on a new employee means more than just their salary, which can be substantial all by itself. In its 2016 Human Capital Benchmarking Report, the Society for Human Resource Management estimated that companies spend an average of 42 days to fill a position and $4,129 per hire.
DETROIT (Reuters) -General Motors Co and its Cruise robo-taxi subsidiary have filed a lawsuit to stop Ford Motor Co from using the name "BlueCruise" to market its hands-free driving technology, the companies said on Saturday. In a statement released shortly after midnight Detroit time, GM said Ford's use of the BlueCruise name infringed on GM's Super Cruise trademark, as well as Cruise's trademark.
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Chances are good you're counting on Social Security to be a source of support in your senior years. Unfortunately, if you're like many people, there are a few facts about this popular retirement benefits program you may be overlooking when you anticipate the role your benefits will play in your financial security. To make certain you're realistic in your expectations, three Motley Fool retirement contributors explain three key Social Security facts you can't afford to forget.
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How and when you withdraw money from your IRA or 401K in retirement could have a huge impact on how much you pay in taxes or how much you keep in your pocket.