Tag: legal action

Philanthropy is a ‘PR scam,’ says CEO who raised his workers’ minimum pay to $70,000

He’s not buying what America’s billionaires are selling. The CEO known for increasing his employees’ base pay to $70,000 says wealthy people donating their money...

Fewer older workers file employee compensation claims in states where marijuana is legalized

In the ongoing debate over marijuana’s full legalization, a new study offers proponents this potential payoff: cheaper workers’ compensation claims for injured workers. In states...

Trump’s second impeachment trial: How to watch it

Former President Donald Trump faces a second impeachment trial in the Senate this week, after the House last month voted to approve a charge of...

How soon will New York vaccinate its prisoners?

There was a time, as the pandemic was taking hold last spring, when New York’s criminal-defense lawyers were actually feeling hopeful. Libby Fischer, managing attorney...

Can my ex-husband file a joint tax return without my consent? He tried to take both my stimulus checks, but I got the better of him

Dear Moneyist, I’m 62 years of age, I have stopped working and I am currently receiving Social Security. My husband is intending to file a...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls Robinhood CEO ‘Vlad the Stock Impaler’ and grills him over the GameStop saga

“ ‘The people demand an answer, and they want to know the truth.’ ” That was Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of electric-car maker...

Elizabeth Warren calls for new leadership to oversee student loans — and calls Betsy DeVos era a ‘disaster’

When Congress ordered the Department of Education to stop garnishing the wages of borrowers who defaulted on their student loans as part of the CARES...

Microsoft earnings: The SolarWinds hack may be a good thing for Azure

Microsoft Corp. got caught up into a massive cybersecurity attack late last year, but the unprecedented intrusion may actually end up being a positive for...

Biden administration extends nationwide eviction moratorium

U.S. President Joe Biden formally requested that officials extend the nationwide bans on evictions and foreclosures hours after his inauguration. Biden asked the U. S....

‘Just because we’re undocumented does not mean we’re worth less than other people’: Will undocumented immigrants get COVID-19 vaccines?

Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will be a critical population to reach with COVID-19 vaccines, advocates and experts say, and public-health officials will first have...

Trump pardons former adviser Steve Bannon, 142 others — but not himself

In his final hours in office, President Donald Trump granted pardons and commuted sentences for 143 people early Wednesday, including a pre-emptive pardon to former...

‘We’re asking that people be patient’: Booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is a shot in the dark for many

Linda Briggs’ husband was born in 1943, which meant that she had to click more than 930 times to enter her husband’s date of birth...

Lawsuit seeks to throw out California measure that protects ‘gig economy’ business model

Ride-hailing drivers and the Service Employees International Union filed a lawsuit against California on Tuesday that asks the state Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 22...

Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account

With mere days before his presidency is set to end, Twitter Inc. permanently suspended the account of Donald Trump on Friday. “After close review of...

Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle U.S. fraud charges over 737 Max

Boeing Co. has agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion in penalties, including nearly $1.8 billion in compensation for airlines, to resolve charges of misleading...

Trump’s Georgia call: Here’s the complete transcript

In a Saturday telephone call, President Donald Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Trump spent...

FireEye, Crowdstrike enjoy record days as SolarWinds hack leads to soaring security stocks

Security-software stocks soared Friday, as investors bet that the fallout from one of the most devastating hacks in U.S. history will lead to increased security...

Microsoft was breached in SolarWinds cyberattack, in what one exec calls ‘a moment of reckoning’

Microsoft Corp. was breached as part of the massive hack that used a backdoor in SolarWinds software, as part of what the tech giant’s president...

My aunt stole my mother’s Social Security, and persuaded my elderly father to sign over power of attorney

Dear Moneyist, My mother’s sister is using my mother’s Social Security Number to avoid having to pay the Internal Revenue Service back taxes she owes....

Luckin Coffee charged with fraud, to pay $180 million in settlement, SEC says

U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday charged Luckin Coffee Inc. with accounting fraud, alleging that the company, a major Starbucks Corp. competitor in China, fabricated sales...

States sue Google, adding to antitrust woes for search giant

The antitrust heat on Google is increasing. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Twitter that his office expected to file an antitrust lawsuit against...

Electoral College anoints Joe Biden as president-elect amid threats of violence and Trump protests

The Electoral College formally declared Joe Biden president-elect Monday, after California cast its 55 votes for the former vice president and put him beyond the...

My mother left a home in Savannah, Ga., on 5 acres. I want to sell. My brother threatened to sue me for harassment and ‘ruin me.’

In September, our mom died without a will in Chatham County, Ga. I do not want to own her house and five acres in the...

Trump says he will leave White House if Electoral College affirms Biden win, which he says would be a ‘mistake’

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thursday at the White House in...

Trump campaign loses in Pennsylvania Supreme Court as Giuliani seeks to salvage federal election case

President Trump made a rare post-election public appearance in the White House Rose Garden on Friday. AFP/Getty Images The Trump campaign faced further setbacks Tuesday...