NYT lawsuit collection: Google, sexual harassment, mortgages, NYC renters

I apologize but I’m too busy to comment on each of these, which I got from yesterday’s and today’s New York Times. The link titles, though, are thoroughly informative and the first couple of lines of each article will help you decide what stories you want to read fully:

Claims That Google Violates Gmail User Privacy – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com.

A federal judge last week refused to dismiss most of a lawsuit against Google over accusations that the company improperly scanned the contents of Gmail messages in order to serve ads to its customers.

Ex-Employees Allege Sexual Harassment at Women’s Networking Group – NYTimes.com.

Four former employees of the National Association of Professional Women, a women’s networking group, have sued the organization and three of its executives, claiming that a manager had sexually harassed them and that their paychecks had been docked in violation of New York State labor law.

 New York to Sue Wells Fargo Over Mortgage Settlement – NYTimes.com.

Fielding complaints from borrowers struggling to save their homes, New York’s top prosecutor is preparing a lawsuit against Wells Fargo, accusing the bank, the nation’s largest home lender, of flouting the terms of a multibillion-dollar settlement aimed at stanching foreclosure abuses.

Court Upholds a Settlement Affecting 20,000 City Renters – NYTimes.com.

A federal appeals court has upheld a settlement affecting more than 20,000 rent-regulated tenants in New York City, clearing the way for them to seek individual compensation from their landlord for rent overcharges and other complaints.

In its decision on Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the 2011 settlement of the tenants’ class-action lawsuit against the Pinnacle Group, a large New York landlord, was “fair, reasonable and adequate.” The settlement had been in question after a group of tenants appealed to overturn it, saying it excluded certain types of claims worth millions of dollars more than what Pinnacle had agreed to be liable for.


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