Jury Clears Silicon Valley Firm of Most Claims in Sex Bias Suit

A jury cleared venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins of three of four claims in a gender discrimination lawsuit by former employee Ellen Pao following a trial that has put a harsh light on the skewed demographics in Silicon Valley. After three days of deliberations, the jury rejected allegations that Kleiner Perkins passed Pao over for a promotion and then fired her because of her gender. It also cleared the firm of a claim by Pao that it retaliated against her. But the judge ordered the jury to return Read more [...]

Ellen Pao could take the stand today in her suit against Kleiner Perkins — here’s what she’ll probably talk about

Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, where she used to be a junior partner. Pao is seeking $ 16 million from Kleiner, alleging she was retaliated against after having an affair with another partner. She also claims Kleiner failed to prevent discrimination from occurring at the firm. Kleiner Perkins has denied Pao's allegations. Lynn Hermle, its lead attorney, has repeatedly emphasized that Pao didn't have the necessary skills Read more [...]

Garrison Bespoke Bulletproof Suit

If you’re the type who likes to prepare for all eventualities, then the Bulletproof Suit by Canadian clothing manufacturer Garrison Bespoke is for you. Gone are the days of having to sweat under the weight of a heavy bulletproof vest in order to feel protected. In the Bulletproof Suit, you'll turn heads and, if necessary, hot lead. Garrison Bespoke didn’t mess around when they developed their Bulletproof Suit last year, partnering with those who know what it's like to get shot at: the Read more [...]

Katherine Heigl is Birthday Suit Beautiful on the “State of Affairs” Set

Given that she has a gorgeous physique, Katherine Heigl didn’t flinch when it came time to ditch her clothes and film a nude love scene for her NBC program “State of Affairs” on Thursday (October 2). In fact, the former “Grey’s Anatomy” gal conned all of the show’s crew members into getting topless and snapping an Instagram photo with her in bed. Wrapped in a white sheet, Katherine smiled for the camera before immediately uploading the image to her social media account. Heigl included Read more [...]

Judge Won’t Dismiss ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Suit

(ELK POINT, S.D.) — A circuit judge has refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed “pink slime.” Beef Products Inc. sued the television network in 2012 seeking $ 1.2 billion in damages. Dakota Dunes-based BPI says ABC’s coverage led to the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs by misleading consumers into believing the product is unsafe. Attorneys for ABC say the Read more [...]

Your Everyday Astronaut Suit

While private companies are still working on ways to get customers beyond Earth’s atmosphere, the fashion-side of space tourism is already off the ground.  BetaBrand recently unveiled its new Space Jacket that will ship in late May—if the project gets funded, which it likely will. As of Friday afternoon, the company had raised 95 percent of the money needed to make the astronaut suit a reality. According to the website, the Space Jacket is made from a durable, breathable DuPont Tyvek Read more [...]