Westlaw Journal Weekly Round-Up

November 5, 2012

Westlaw Journals Weekly RoundupThe new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law.  Here are some highlights from the past week:

If you’re terminated, you may want to consider what you post about the situation on Facebook.  A behavioral health service sued its former employee for defamation, saying his Facebook posts and statements to the local press that contend he was fired to avoid paying health insurance bills for his infant, ruined the company’s reputation.  The Arizona man, however, denies these allegations.

Did Boeing’s top officers cause the stock to drop by hiding the failing results of the 787 ‘Dreamliner’ plane wing test from the market?  That’s what one municipal pension fund maintains to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as it asks the panel to revive its securities fraud suit.

A former Los Angeles Housing Authority employee who conspired to defraud the agency out of over $529,000 has been sentenced to serve four years and three months in prison.  The former employee orchestrated the scheme while he was in charge of the agency’s program to build housing units for disabled residents, the prosecutors said.  His co-conspirators?  His brothers.