Letter to the American Finance Association Board

We write in response to the recent verdict in the case Ravina vs Columbia. The unanimous jury vote was that Professor Bekaert, a full professor at Columbia University, is liable for retaliation against Enrichetta Ravina, a former assistant professor at Columbia who accused Bekaert of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. A federal court in New York ordered Professor Bekaert to…

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Pursuing Stockbrokers in FINRA Arbitration: What You Need to Know

Posted June 18th, 2018. By: Edward D. Chapin and Charles H. FieldColumn Editor: Benjamin Coughlan In January 2018, a three-person FINRA arbitration panel awarded almost $2.2 million to a local San Diegan on claims that a local brokerage firm and its stockbroker had recommended an imprudent investment strategy, churned the account, and committed fraud. The award in Donna Gambee v. David…

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Winchester May Join Drug Industry Lawsuit

The City of Winchester may join Alexandria and Dickenson County as another Virginia locality suing the pharmaceutical industry for its alleged role in creating a nationwide opioid epidemic. This is after a council meeting Tuesday, during which a representative from the New York based law firm explained the case his firm and two others are making. associate Andrew Miller outlined…

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Former SDSU Coach Beth Burns Wins Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Posted September 28th, 2016. This article first appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune on September 28, 2016. By Dan Stack According to Mark Zeigler of the The San Diego Union-Tribune, ex-San Diego State (SDSU) women’s basketball coach Beth Burns has won her lawsuit against her former employer from wrongful termination. Zeigler writes that as a result Burns will receive a $3.35…

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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Embattled By Over 400 Pay Discrimination Claims

Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec LLC and Sanford Heisler, LLP have revealed that more than 400 women had already reached out with discrimination claims relating to the $250 million women discrimination class action lawsuit against Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Both former and current female employees still have three weeks to file their claims and join the class action, which is…

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Examiner Gazette, February 24, 2016 – Albert Woodfox, Last of ‘Angola 3’ Prisoners, to Be Released

Posted February 24th, 2016. Dora Pope | 24 February, 2016, 11:25 The deal with prosecutors came together on Thursday night, Woodfox’s attorney said. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court, however, overturned Brady’s ruling and set the stage for Friday’s third trial. Wallace died in 2013 just days after he was released. He was released from prison in 2001 after 29 years.…

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Leader Call, February 21, 2016 – Albert Woodfox Black Panther Finally Freed aAfter 43 Years in Solitary

A United States prisoner who spent four decades in solitary confinement has been released from jail. Brent Miller, a guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, was killed in 1972. He was released on Friday – his 69th birthday – after pleading “no contest” to manslaughter. He and two other men became known as “Angola Three”, a group that was the…

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