Whispers And Warnings For March 5th

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Amazon Workers’ Lawsuit To Be Heard By US Supreme Court
“The Supreme Court decided on Monday to hear a case about employees having to wait in long lines to go through security checks at the end of their shifts, according to Reuters. The case will address whether the e-commerce giant should pay workers for this time spent, which can last as long as 30 minutes.”

Teen’s Facebook Post Costs Father $80K Legal Settlement
“The settlement agreement included a stipulation that the man and his wife not disclose details of the settlement with anyone. The daughter posted on Facebook that the money would pay for family vacation to Europe…”

Over 100 Published Science Journal Articles Just Gibberish
“Some 120 papers published in established scientific journals over the last few years have been found to be frauds, created by nothing more than an automated word generator that puts random, fancy-sounding words together in plausible sentence structures…”

Twist In Unmasking Of Infamous Goldman Sachs Twitter Mole
“Late last month, the writer sold a book about Wall Street culture based on the tweets for a six-figure sum.”

Gawker Media Group Inc. Dismissed From Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful 8’ Lawsuit
“Gawker Media Group, Inc., parent company of the snarky media blogs Gawker and Defamer, has been dismissed without prejudice from Quentin Tarantino’s copyright lawsuit after it argued the court does not have jurisdiction over the Cayman Islands-based corporation.”

In Appeal, Apple Says E-Book Ruling Will Harm Consumers
“Apple had no knowledge that publishers were engaged in a conspiracy in December 2009 or at any other point, the company said in its appeal against a district court ruling which found Apple and five major U.S. publishers had conspired to fix e-book prices.”

Lawyer Behind Ezra Levant Libel Suit Denies Accusation He Attempted A ‘Shakedown’ Of Maclean’s Magazine
“Under cross-examination at the libel trial he launched against Sun News host Ezra Levant, Khurrum Awan, a Saskatchewan lawyer, denied a key plank of Mr. Levant’s harsh public criticism – that he engaged in a ‘shakedown’ or ‘blackmail’ of Maclean’s magazine.”

Why Hiring “Interns” Or “Volunteers” Can Lead To A Class-Action Lawsuit

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