sexual harassment

The Lawsuits That Could Unravel American Apparel

The renegade clothing maker and retailer led by the outrageous Dov Charney faces high-drama legal problems worthy of a daytime soap: sexual harassment suits, a wage-and-hour suit, immigration problems and shareholder suits. But federal probes into accounting issues could be the biggest threats to its existence.

HP Sues Ex-CEO Mark Hurd Over New Oracle Job

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is suing its former chief executive, Mark Hurd, after news that he will be taking the post of co-president at competitor Oracle (ORCL). HP alleges that Hurd could end up violating confidentiality agreements by accepting the position.

Philly Scandal Puts Spotlight on Public Housing's Problems

Carl Greene ran the Philadelphia Housing Authority for years with little oversight, until recent revelations about a series of scandals from sexual harassment to financial mismanagement landed him in hot water. But Greene's misdeeds may be just a symptom of the problematic culture of U.S. housing authorities.

Legal Briefing: Blog Was Violent Threat, Not Free Speech

In a case that tested the bounds of the First Amendment, Hal Turner, a right-wing radio shock jock, was convicted of threatening three judges' lives in his blog post. Plus, Eli Lilly loses a patent case for ADHD drug Strattera.

Top Aide to Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Hurd Resigns

A top aide to former Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd resigned abruptly. Caprice Fimbres McIlvaine, formerly head of internal communications at the company, resigned effective Aug. 9, three days after Hurd%u2019s departure, Fortune reported. McIlvaine acted as "something of a chief of staff to Hurd", accompanying him on business trips and organizing gatherings of top customers, Fortune said.

Mark Hurd's Abrupt Departure Leaves HP Reeling

CEO Hurd was seen as rescuing Hewlett-Packard from the mess left behind by his ill-fated predecessor, Carly Fiorina. That is, until he wound up getting ousted for creating his own mess. The world's leading computer company now has to regroup again.

The Dark Side of the 'Prada Look': Discrimination

The fashion industry's trend toward discrimination over physical attributes has moved off the runways and into retailers. A former senior retail manager at Prada Japan and two other employees, have accused the famed fashion house of sexual harassment and appearance-based discrimination.