It used to be that attorneys were hesitant to sue a cruise line because of general maritime law, but attorney Jim Walker set a new trend in the 2010 case Charlene Johnson v Royal Caribbean involving waivers of liability and on board activities that today include skydiving simulators, biking above the ocean and simulated surfing.
In a 2005 study of CEO employment contracts at U.S. corporations, only three out of 375 cited sexual harassment as grounds for termination. The whistle blowing that was sparked by the Weinstein case in 2017 has brought reputational risk to the fore, with potentially severe financial consequences.
This story is based on a session titled “The Me-Too Movement: A Shareholder Perspective,” with Deborah Elman, a director of plaintiff advocacy firm Grant & Eisenhofer, as moderator.
The federal court’s determination will rest on whether it’s proven that Nicki Minaj inhibited the ability of Tracy Chapman to earn income from her 1988 hit single “Baby Can I Hold You.” That’s also a hurdle that songstress Beyonce faces in Knowles-Carter et al v. Maurice et al filed in the New York Southern District Court against copycat fashion clothing label Feyonce.
Some 1.5 billion teachers, administrators, bus drivers and other professionals who have retired from the Texas public school system are benefiting from securities litigation abroad.
That’s because their institutional investor, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), is actively participating in class action lawsuits that are resulting in multi-million dollar settlements in places like The Netherlands.
The right of a woman to choose abortion is being hampered by rising controls in conservative states and is expected to be further constrained by the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to experts.
Limitations are currently so onerous in some states that they could ultimately create a divide in which abortions are available only in large cities and the East and West Coast states.
Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers, also known as TRAP laws, are reportedl...
Circularity includes business models, such as recyclable plastic alternatives, blockchain technology and sharing platforms, featuring reuse and reduce methods like Airbnb and ZipCar. How it will change the future
U.S. financial services firms are missing out on an estimated $782 billion in investable assets by not targeting and strengthening their relationships with women, according to a new study.
That’s partly because women historically have been regarded as a niche rather than a target market.
Hispanic-Latino Americans are ripe for the advisory market, according to a new study. A Bank of America “Better Money Habits” report found that 84 percent of Latino Americans want to continue to build financial know-how compared with only 69% of non-Hispanics.
While 73 percent check their account balances, 53% track their expenses and 31% plan a budget, the topics they are most interested in include investing, becoming better at saving and preparing for retirement.
What started as a support group for women employees at JPMorgan Chase has become so successful that it’s being extended to the general public nationwide in the form of $10 million in credit for women entrepreneurs until 2021.
The multi-million-dollar, three-year commitment is significant given that female start-up founders gained only $1.9 billion (or 2%) of the $85 billion total invested by venture capitalists last year.
Although Joaquín Carcaño’s birth certificate states that he was born a girl, the gender assignment doesn’t accurately reflect his male identity. That reality has become more evident since May 2015, when Mr. Carcaño began receiving hormone treatments that have deepened his voice and given him a more masculine appearance.
“As part of my social transition, I began using the men’s restroom at work and elsewhere in late 2015, which occurred without incident for the five months or so before H.B. 2...
Can robots or artificial intelligence take human error – and other aggravations – out of the equation? That is a hope for developments ranging from autonomous vehicles and business process automation to software coding, investment research and portfolio management, and cybersecurity. And not just cybersecurity, Ken Young says.
Young is CEO of Edgeworth Security, which, according to its website, “has charted a new course of security services, away from the traditional security and alarm indust...
Investors would face difficult decisions on how to respond in the event of a "black swan" that disrupts the stock market in 2019. Currently, 10 year Treasury yields are hovering just above 2.75%. But here are a number of surprise events that could disrupt that delicate balance as told by DWS.
Alliance for Lifetime Income took its financial literacy campaign to the streets of Manhattan with “Protect Your Retirement Income Day.” The program is designed to raise the public’s awareness of annuities as a form of protected income—at a time when creating income is increasingly a challenge in retirement as pensions become instinct.