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It’s back to the courtroom for John DeLorean’s widow in dispute over iconic car’s film rights

April 25, 2018 |

The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean alleges that a Texas company has illegally received money from the “Back to the Future” movies that used his iconic car.

The car was featured in the 1985 movie and a 1989 sequel. DeLorean died in 2005.

Sally DeLorean claims that Universal Studios agreed…


L.A. Times – Business

Court Deals Serious Blow to Monkey Rights

April 24, 2018 |

A US appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. US copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other original work,…
Newser

Human Rights Report by U.S. Singles Out Russia, China

April 23, 2018 |

The first assessment by the State Department under the Trump administration also reflects some policy changes.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

TMZ

Mariah Carey Sued by Former Manager for Civil Rights Violations

April 16, 2018 |

Mariah Carey’s former manager — the woman who fiercely protected her and managed numerous crises — has sued her… TMZ has learned. Stella Stolper has filed legal docs stating that a lawsuit is about to be filed against Mariah for violation of the…

TMZ.com

China Promised Detainees Video Confessions Wouldn’t Be Televised, Rights Group Says

April 11, 2018 |

Chinese police forced several high-profile defendants to make televised confessions with false promises that videos of their statements wouldn’t be broadcast, according to a rights group.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

SEC is blunting investor activism over climate change, K-Cups and gay rights

April 9, 2018 |

Shareholders battling corporate management over everything from greenhouse gas emissions to discrimination to wasteful packaging are finding it more difficult to put their proposed proxy resolutions to votes as a result of new guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC has…


L.A. Times – Business

Uber gives up its rights to test self-driving cars in California

March 28, 2018 |

Uber will not renew its permit to test autonomous vehicles on California public roads when it expires Saturday. And the company will have some explaining to do if it wants to get a new permit.

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles told the ride-hailing service in a letter Tuesday that it will…


L.A. Times – Business

Fired Waiter’s Human Rights Complaint: I’m French, Not ‘Rude’

March 27, 2018 |

An ex-waiter at Milestones restaurant in Vancouver who was fired over “rude” behavior has filed a human rights complaint against his former employer—because, he says, he only acted that way since he’s French, and thus his firing was discriminatory. Guillaume Rey says French culture “tends to be more direct…
Newser

Rights group: US, UK arms to Saudi coalition harm Yemenis

March 23, 2018 |

The flow of U.S. and U.K. arms to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen has resulted in “enormous harm to Yemeni civilians” over the course of the conflict, an international rights watchdog said Friday as the stalemated war is about to enter its third year.
FOX News