Harvard Dodges Discrimination Suit

A federal court in Massachusetts dismissed race discrimination claims against the Harvard Law Review Association and Harvard Law school. Two nonprofit groups alleged that the law review used “race and sex preferences” when selecting student members of the association, choosing articles and hiring law school faculty.

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The Two Sides of Unique California Labor Law

When California was in the throes of a budget crisis 15 years ago, state legislators created the Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, to let employees wronged by their employers to sue on the state’s behalf while represented by private attorneys. The law has allowed more employment complaints to be brought to justice, but employers say attorneys looking to make a quick buck are cashing in on the state’s lack of oversight.

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