pollution

Legal Briefing: Novartis Sex Discrimination Trial Begins

For 10 years, Working Mother magazine included Novartis on its list of the 100 best places to work, but if the 5,600 women suing the pharmaceutical giant for sex discrimination win their $200 million case, it's hard to imagine it making the list again. The trial starts today.

Legal Briefing: Faked Evidence in a Chevron Pollution Case?

Chevron is facing billions in potential liability stemming from its alleged contamination of the Ecuadorian rain forest. However, one particularly damning report of the pollution appears to be a forgery. Chevron just released a deposition by Charles Calmbacher, in which he says he had found contamination, but none as bad as in the reports written above his signature.

A green lining for the bad economy

Two headlines in my local paper today made me re-think the phrase, "silver lining." Because according to The Oregonian today, the bad economy has a ...