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BMW SETTLES EEOC CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SUIT FOR 1.6 MILLION

“BMW Manufacturing Co. L.L.C. will pay $1.6 million to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit that charged it was liable for race discrimination in connection with its former criminal background checks policy, which allegedly disproportionately affected African-Americans, the agency said Tuesday. The 2013 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Spartanburg, North Carolina, alleged that when Spartanburg-based BMW switched... Read More

FTC EXPANDS FCRA COVERAGE TO MOBILE INDUSTRY

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently extended the reach of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) to the mobile industry by means of a consent order, settling its complaint that alleged Respondents Filiquarian Publishing LLC and Choice Level LLC (as well as the sole owner and corporate officer of the Respondents in his individual capacity) furnished employment screening data in violation of the FCRA. This alert discusses... Read More

YALE UNIVERSITY FAKE DEGREE LAWSUIT CONTINUES

A federal judge in Connecticut has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Yale University wrongly confirmed a fake doctorate degree that resulted in a South Korean University losing tens of millions of dollars and damaging its reputation. In their 2008 lawsuit, Buddhist-affiliated Dongguk University in Seoul claims that it hired art history professor Shin Jeong-ah after Yale University wrongly confirmed she had earned her doctorate there. Ms.... Read More

LADY GAGA SUED BY PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR UNPAID OVERTIME

Lady Gaga is a monster — to work for. Long Islander Jennifer O’Neill endured 13 long months as the domineering diva’s personal assistant — and claims she’s owned hundreds of thousands of dollars for the bad romance. O’Neill, 41, says she had to cater to the 25-year-old pop superstar’s every whim, at every hour of the day and night, handling her schedule, finances and food. She accompanied Gaga on her 2010 Monster Ball world tour. The... Read More