Tuesday, July 27

Legal

Ford, gm, Legal, self driving, Tech Insider, Trademark, Transportation, Weekend BI UK

General Motors sues Ford over its’BlueCruise’ self-driving branding, saying it’s too similar to GM’s’Cruise’ and’Super Cruise’

General Motors sued Ford for trademark infringement over its "BlueCruise" self-driving tech. "Ford knew exactly what it was doing" when it used a brand name similar to GM's "Cruise," GM said. Ford said the term "cruise control" has been widely used for decades, Reuters reported. LoadingSomething is loading. General Motors on Friday filed a laws...
ADA, Disability, Employees, Law, Lawsuits, Legal, Retail, Walmart

Walmart fired an employee with Down syndrome who worked there for 16 years. A jury said it should pay her $125 million.

Walmart was hit with a $125 million verdict on Friday in a disability-discrimination case. The company fired Marlo Spaeth, an employee with Down syndrome who worked at Walmart for 16 years. Walmart said it expected the verdict to be reduced to $300,000 because of a federal law. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal jury determined on Friday that Walmart violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired an employee with Down syndrome following issues related to her work schedule.After a four-day trial in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the jury awarded Marlo Spaeth $125 million in damages. Before her termination, S...
Apollo Global Management, Finance, Law, Legal, Paul Weiss, Subscriber Collection, Teaser

Apollo turned to law firm Paul Weiss over and over again. The lucrative client stoked tensions at the law firm and opened it up to criticism about the close relationship, insiders say.

Over the past decade, private equity giant Apollo has boosted the coffers of law firm Paul Weiss. But the cozy relationship has come at a cost, insiders say. Insider spoke with dozens of experts to find out how the relationship has changed the law firm. See more stories on Insider's business page. Private-equity giant Apollo Global Management has boosted the fortunes of law firm Paul Weiss to the tune of $100 million in annual billings and lifted its dealmaking profile, leading to nearly 100 mergers and acquisitions in which Paul Weiss advised Apollo and its affiliates, according to Dealogic.But there has also been a cost to the co...
Enterprise, Finance, Law, Legal, Startups, Subscriber Collection, Teaser, Tech, Tech Insider, VC

Check out 5 pitch decks that legal-tech startups used to raise millions

Funding for legal-tech is nearing $1 billion for 2021 so far. VC firms, private equity, and even traditional law players are pouring money in. Check out these 5 pitch decks for examples of how legal-tech startup founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. As law firms and their clients seek to digitize and streamline work, VCs have been opening their wallets to the growing legal-tech space. The total value of deals in the global market to date this year clocks in at least $974 million — already surpassing the $603 million figure from 2020, according to data from PitchBook.Private equity firms are als...
CDC, Chicago, COVID-19, Drivers, Law, lawsuit, Legal, masks, Ridesharing apps, Tech Insider, Transportation, Weekend BI UK

Lyft and Uber driver who works in Chicago sues CDC over its mask mandate, saying it infringes on his constitutional freedoms

The CDC last week was sued by a Chicago rideshare driver over its mask mandate. Justin Mahwikizi, the driver, said the mandate limits his freedoms of speech and religion. "It's against my Christian beliefs to refuse service to someone in need," he told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who works as a driver for rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber in Chicago last week filed a lawsuit against the CDC over its federal mask mandate, saying it was unconstitutional. Justin Mahwikizi said in his complaint that the mask mandate limited both his freedom of religion and freedom of speech. He said that's because he's ...
Bernard Kerik, Dominion Voting Systems, Donald Trump, FBI investigation, Legal, new York supreme court, Politics, Rudy Giuliani, Ukraine

Allies of Rudy Giuliani have created a’Freedom Fund’ to aid the former Trump lawyer with legal issues

Allies of Rudy Giuliani have created a "Freedom Fund" to assist the former Trump lawyer. Bernard Kerik said that the fund would help Giuliani "defend himself from frivolous lawsuits." On Thursday, Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in New York State pending further review. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Law, Legal, Michael Sanchez, Michael Sanchez lawsuit, Tech Insider, Weekend BI UK

Jeff Bezos accused his girlfriend’s brother of hiding ownership of a $2.5 million property to avoid paying his legal fees, court filings show

Jeff Bezos said in a court filing that Michael Sanchez tried to avoid paying a defamation judgment. The filing accused Sanchez of transferring his California residence to a limited liability company. Thursday's court filing marked the latest development in an ongoing legal battle. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday said in a court filing that his girlfriend's brother tried to avoid reimbursing his legal fees by hiding his ownership of a $2.5 million property.The brother, Michael Sanchez, unsuccessfully sued Bezos and his security chief, Gavin de Becker, for defamation. Sanchez was ordere...