Judge Rejects Equal-Pay Claims by US Women’s Soccer Team

The U.S. Women’s soccer team’s gender discrimination lawsuit deflated Friday when a federal judge in Los Angeles granted U.S. Soccer Federation summary judgment, finding women earned more in cumulative pay and rejecting claims women would have earned more under the men’s team’s pay structure.

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Boards of Directors

A federal court dismissed a suit against a 2018 California law that requires publicly traded corporations to include at least one woman on their board of directors. A shareholder of OSI Systems claimed the law impairs his right to vote for the company’s board of directors but the court ruled he failed to identify a concrete injury under the Equal Protection Clause.

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Ficheras

An appeals court in Texas upheld a ruling in favor of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s decision to cancel a bar’s alcoholic beverage permit based on the presence of “ficheras,” who are women that sit with male customers at bars, get them to buy a drink for an inflated price, and receive a ticket or cash from the bar for each drink they help sell.

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