Brandon Roper v. Black Rifle Coffee

A former employee, Brandon Roper, has filed a lawsuit against Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) and its CEO, Evan Hafer, alleging sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Roper claims that Hafer created a hostile work environment that included sexual harassment and racism. He also alleges that he was subjected to humiliating treatment and denied a year-end bonus after reporting the harassment. Roper is seeking monetary relief and damages, including emotional distress and lost wages. In addition, Roper claims breach of contract and unjust enrichment, seeking a money judgment for the value of goods and services provided, plus attorney's fees and costs. All claims for intentional torts are being pursued via the EEOC.

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Yelp Inc. v. Ken Paxton

Improved Summary: Yelp has proactively initiated legal action against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to forestall a possible lawsuit that might contest Yelp's right to categorize crisis pregnancy centers on its platform as entities that do not offer abortions or referrals to abortion providers. Yelp maintains that any such lawsuit would violate its First Amendment rights, asserting that its labels accurately represent the services these centers provide. The potential lawsuit from Paxton's office, hinted at last week, could aim to penalize Yelp for purported breaches of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Yelp's legal action seeks judicial affirmation that its labels are not misleading and a ban on Texas initiating future lawsuits regarding these labels.