By Daniel Wiessner

Turing accused of retaliation after executive's sexual assault complaint

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - The chief commercial officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, whose founder Martin Shkreli stepped down as chief executive last year after being charged with securities fraud, has filed a federal complaint accusing Turing's co-...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 2:16 AM

Former anchor says Fox News a 'sex-fueled cult' in harassment lawsuit

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A former Fox News anchor claims in a lawsuit that former network Chairman Roger Ailes, who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and is reportedly advising Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, fueled a...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 11:15 PM

U.S. judge says funeral home had religious right to fire transgender worker

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a Detroit funeral home that "operates as a ministry" was exempt from a law protecting transgender employees because of its owner's Christian beliefs. U.S. District Judge Sean Cox...

Friday, August 19, 2016, 5:39 AM

U.S. judge says funeral home had religious right to fire transgender worker

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a Detroit funeral home that "operates as a ministry" was exempt from a law protecting transgender employees because of its owner's Christian beliefs. U.S. District Judge Sean Cox...

Friday, August 19, 2016, 3:21 AM

Harassment case against Roger Ailes will remain in New Jersey court

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - Former Fox News Channel Chairman Roger Ailes on Monday dropped a bid to move a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former anchor from New Jersey to a federal court in New York. In the lawsuit filed last month in federal...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 4:03 AM

More states sue Obama administration over transgender directive

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - Ten states including Nebraska, Michigan and Ohio sued the Obama administration on Friday, saying the federal government does not have the power to tell states that transgender people must be allowed to use public bathrooms that...

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3:20 AM

U.S. judge blocks union 'persuader' rule pending lawsuit

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Obama administration rule requiring employers to report when they seek assistance from consultants and lawyers in countering union campaigns, saying it is contrary to federal law...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 12:52 AM

FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240 million

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - FedEx Ground Package System Inc <FDX.N> has agreed to pay drivers in 20 states $240 million to settle lawsuits claiming the second-largest U.S. parcel delivery company misclassified them as independent contractors, it said on...

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 11:17 PM

U.S. appeals court upholds 'quickie' union election rules

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed a bid by construction trade groups to block controversial Obama administration rules designed to speed up union elections, saying the National Labor Relations Board had broad authority to...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 11:36 PM

U.S. appeals court upholds 'quickie' union election rules

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed a bid by construction trade groups to block controversial Obama administration rules designed to speed up union elections, saying the National Labor Relations Board had broad authority to...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 11:36 PM

Drivers sue Uber, Lyft over exit from Austin, Texas

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - Former Uber Technologies Inc <UBER.UL> and Lyft Inc drivers in Austin, Texas, on Thursday accused the ride-hailing companies of breaking a federal law by abruptly halting operations in the city after voters backed a measure...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:45 AM

Drivers sue Uber, Lyft over exit from Austin, Texas

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - Former Uber Technologies Inc <UBER.UL> and Lyft Inc drivers in Austin, Texas, on Thursday accused the ride-hailing companies of breaking a federal law by abruptly halting operations in the city after voters backed a measure...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:45 AM

Drivers sue Uber, Lyft over exit from Austin, Texas

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - Former Uber Technologies Inc <UBER.UL> and Lyft Inc drivers in Austin, Texas, on Thursday accused the ride-hailing companies of breaking a federal law by abruptly halting operations in the city after voters backed a measure...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:43 AM

Illinois attorney general sues Jimmy John's over non-compete agreements

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - The attorney general of Illinois on Wednesday filed a lawsuit claiming fast-food franchise Jimmy John's unlawfully requires its low-wage workers to sign agreements barring them from working at other sandwich shops in wide swaths of the...

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 4:31 AM

Family of dead NYC teen loses court battle over brain

By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - The family of a New York City teen who died in a car crash had no right to be notified that his brain was removed during an autopsy, New York state's top court ruled, overturning a $600,000 jury verdict awarded to his...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 11:43 PM

New York City defends plan to have only Nissan taxis

By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - The New York City agency that regulates taxis had no right to tell taxi medallion owners they had to purchase a specially designed vehicle made by Nissan Motor Co, a lawyer for an industry trade group told the state's top...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 4:35 PM

N.Y. judge to consider claims that chimpanzees are 'legal persons'

By Daniel Wiessner NEW YORK (Reuters) - An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures. New York...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:31 AM

New York chief judge calls for grand jury reforms after chokehold case

By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - Responding to outrage over a grand jury's decision against indicting a New York City police officer for killing an unarmed black man with a chokehold, the state's top judge on Tuesday proposed giving courts unprecedented authority over...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 11:35 PM