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Ex-Barclays Analyst Wins Lawsuit After Boss Described Women As 'Birds'  

Anca Lacatus, a former analyst at Barclays, won a lawsuit filed against the bank after claiming her manager used the sexist term “bird” to describe women. So reports The Financial Times.


Michigan Dad Sues School District for $1M After Teacher 'Evens Out' Daughter’s Hair  

Jimmy Hoffmeyer, of Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit against Mount Pleasant Public Schools after his 7-year-old daughter’s hair was cut by a teacher. So reports USA Today.


Rihanna, Father Reach Apparent Out-of-Court Settlement in Long-Standing Feud  

Pop star Rihanna has dropped a lawsuit against her dad after she initially complained he used her fame to improperly bolster his entertainment company. So reports the BBC.


Cleveland State University’s Law School Out of ABA Accreditation Compliance  

The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has been found out of compliance with the American Bar Association’s financial standards. So reports ABA Journal.


DOJ Sues Texas, Asks Judge to Block New Abortion Law  

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas after it passed a new law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. So reports The New York Post.


'Hacktivist's Advocate' Dead of Apparent Heart Attack: Brother  

California defense lawyer Jay Leiderman, who gained fame for his advocacy of whistleblowers, hackers and political dissidents, was found dead at age 50. So reports Gizmodo.


GOP Pols Considering Suing Biden Admin Over Vax Mandate

The Republican National Committee and a bevy of right-leaning pols are threatening to sue President Joe Biden’s administration over a new mandate requiring employees at private businesses with more than 100 workers to get COVID-19 vaccines. So reports Newsweek.


Florida Coastal School of Law Facing Third Salary Lawsuit Since 2018  

Stacy Scaldo, a law professor at the embattled Florida Coastal School of Law, is suing the school after accusing it of withholding a salary increase she was promised in 2017. So reports Reuters.


Sacklers Immune from Opioid Lawsuits, DOJ Review Pending  

A bankruptcy settlement approved by federal judge Robert Drain has granted the Sackler family immunity from lawsuits related to the nation’s opioid crisis, although future action challenging the ruling might be taken. So reports NPR.


Siri Is Listening To You, Even When You Aren’t Talking To Her: Lawsuit  

A federal judge in California ruled a lawsuit alleging Apple’s personal assistant Siri is improperly recording user conversations can move forward largely intact. So reports The Washington Post.


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