Latest Corporate lawsuits News

Papa John's founder can pursue lawsuit for corporate records

Sep. 20, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the embattled founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is seeking access to the company's books and records. John Schnatter sued Papa John's International Inc. in July, claiming he needs the records to inform himself in order...

Suit: 'Street Outlaws: Memphis' producers encouraged fight

Sep. 20, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has filed a lawsuit saying producers of a reality television show about drag racing encouraged violence between him and the host. WTVF-TV reported Wednesday that Chad and Genny Larkin filed the federal lawsuit against Discovery Inc., Pilgrim Media Group and "Street...

Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

Sep. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work. The executive, Hong Perez, sued the music streaming company and its head of U.S....

Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

Sep. 18, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and its...

2 fired dancers, donor added to ballet lawsuit

Sep. 18, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants. A lawyer for Alexandra Waterbury said Tuesday that dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro as well as donor Jared...

Lawsuit alleges Wynn cheated to win casino license

Sep. 18, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company he founded lied and covered up misconduct to dupe Massachusetts into granting a license for a $2 billion casino, a former rival alleges in a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Boston's federal court, says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse would...

Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

Sep. 18, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria hit nearly a year ago. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that the lawsuits aim to prevent companies from dropping claims because...

The Latest: Lawsuit filed over natural gas explosions

Sep. 18, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on natural gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company on behalf of residents impacted by natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the law...

Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

Sep. 17, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile. Diver Vernon Unsworth, who lives north of London, contends that Musk made the false allegation on Twitter and then repeated multiple other...

Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

Sep. 15, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends." The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday Sean R. Heavey of Glasgow...