Whispers and Warnings for 08/24/17

Whispers and Warnings for 08/24/17

5 lawsuits against journalists! Attempt to silence the media?
Gawker’s legacy: 5 more chilling lawsuits meant to silence the media
“Would spurious lawsuits from angry rich people become a tool to silence journalism?”

It may be interesting to see what the motive winds up being on this
New Marketplace Targets US Sellers for Copyright Infringement
“The people behind Ethical Fashion Guatemala aren’t just stopping at setting up an e-commerce website, however – they’re also going after thousands of American sellers who are either hawking fakes or just blatantly ripping off the Guatemalan artisans they buy from.”

Can your tweets get you sued for libel? And, how much will that cost?
Your angry tweets may require libel insurance
“Even in weak cases that get tossed by judges, attorney’s fees can range from $10,000 to $20,000, said Darren Oved, a partner at Oved & Oved LLP and a First Amendment lawyer. A case that does make it to a jury can go into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Employees claim Amazon shorted them on overtime / lunch breaks.
Lawsuit says Amazon shorted workers in Patterson and San Bernardino
“The lawsuit, filed in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Tuesday, said the company shorted the plaintiffs on overtime, meal breaks and other requirements under state law. They are seeking class-action status on the grounds that other employees might have suffered the same.”


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