In the biggest class-action suit for wage theft against Chipotle so far, more than 9,961 current and former workers are suing the company. The suit claims that Chipotle allegedly made employees work extra hours "off the clock" without paying them, in a practice known as wage theft.
Actual Chipotle Customer
Chipotle blames "rogue managers" for not correctly following policy, but we just hope they give their workers their fare cash due.
A recent Gawker 'investigation' titled "Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?" has drawn attention from the lawyer who represented Hulk Hogan in the lawsuit against the. If you don't know how that turned out, he won. It did not go well for Gawker.
This lawsuit, according to the New York Times, demands that Gawker remove the article and issue a public apology. It also threatened legal action on behalf of Edward Ivari and his clinic Ivari International. Basically the claim is that the article contained many statements "false and defamatory" statements regarding Trumps hair and it's upkeep.
It looks like Ellen really made a boob of herself when she made a joke (near the end of this video, ~2:45) about a real estate broker with the name of Titi Pierce. That name is actually pronounced 'Tee-Tee' for the record and she wants to make sure everyone knows it. That's why Titi Pierce is suing Ellen for the humiliation that joked caused. Her claim is that she has experienced pain and suffering due to the crude jokes at the expense of her name that, Pierce says, have never occurred to anyone before Ellen made that joke on her show.
Pastor Jordan D Brown claimed to have gotten this awful cake from Whole Foods. He shared a picture of the cake with the statement:
That’s not the cake I ordered, @WholeFoodsand I am offended for myself & the entire #LGBT community
He also got a lawyer, and filmed this "unboxing" video as proof that the cake had not been tampered with.
Whole Foods, a notably progressive grocery store chain, has countered with a thorough investigation. They are now suing the pastor in regard to his claim, which they believe to be false. According to Uproxx, Whole Foods issued this statement:
After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney.
We stand behind our bakery team member, who is part of the LGBTQ community, and we appreciate the team members and shoppers who recognize that this claim is completely false and directly contradicts Whole Foods Market’s inclusive culture, which celebrates diversity.
Whole Foods also released a video showing Brown and the cashier while the cake was being purchased where neither one seemed to notice the odd wording on the cake.
Saima Ahmad, a law student in England, decided to practice what she's been learning when she bought an ate a KitKat that was missing that tasty center wafer part.
As she told Yahoo! News, she has written a letter of complaint to Nestle demanding a refund and adequate compensation for the mishap. Citing "monetary and emotional" loss, she has asked for a lifetime supply of unlimited KitKats and says she would consider taking further legal action if her demands are not met. It may sound unrealistic but she has said, “I’m trying my luck, if you don’t ask you don’t get.” So hopefully she isn't really expecting unlimited candy bars.
Production assistants who worked on blockbuster films such as 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' who were in charge of parking are now suing Paramount Pictures and other associated production companies.
The suit claims that they were not allowed to leave their assigned locations, which led them to start keeping "bottles and buckets" in their vehicles for any inevitable bathroom breaks.
On top of that, they claim that in cold weather they had to leave their cars running continuously but were never compensated for it. And they had to work 60-100 hours a week regularly while being paid a flat rate of $150 a day without overtime. They were also not given food on set during their 12-hour-on-average days.
The suit is an attempt by the PAs to get compensation for such poor working conditions.
According to the Associated Press, heirs of songwriter Edith Newlin are suing CBS and The Big Bang Theory for use of Newlin's nursery rhyme without attaining appropriate consent.
Apparently, the show's production company got permission from Willis Music Co., which owns a book "Soft Kitty" is published in, but did not consult Newlin's daughters, who claim to be the copyright holders of the lyrics.
The nursery rhyme is a long-running gag on the show that has become so central to its fandom that the cast and fans sing it together at conventions and other events. If the Newlin's case pans out, this could turn out to be a very costly mistake for The Big Bang Theory. The fate of Soft Kitty rests on whether or not Willis Music acquired the rights to the song when they bought the book it was contained in. If not, the rights are still with the Newlin family and The Big Bang Theory will likely have to pay out.