- From the “if you think having to resign is bad, wait ‘til you see what my wife does with this in divorce court” department: Noted conservative commentator and author Dinesh D’Souza has tendered his resignation as president of The King’s College, a New York City college built on “a compelling worldview rooted in the Bible." D’Souza’s resignation came after a Christian magazine reported that he checked in to a South Carolina hotel with a woman who was not his wife. In his defense, D’Souza has argued that he was separated from his wife and that he “had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced, even though in a state of separation and in divorce proceedings.”
- This wasn’t how it was supposed to end: Patti Labelle’s former manager is suing the Grammy-award winning R&B singer for $33,333 and some real estate that he claims he is owed under an earlier settlement agreement between the two.
- Maybe they were arguing over the drumstick: One former Merrill Lynch employee recorded a Thanksgiving Day call he received from a colleague that the second employee later admitted was “enraged” and “irrational.” Now, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the second Merrill Lynch employee can’t sue the one that she called for violating Illinois’ laws on recording phone conversations.
- That’s a pretty loud whistle: A jury has awarded $820,000 to a researcher at the University of Virginia under the federal False Claims Act and the Whistleblower Protection Acts, after it found that he was wrongfully fired for reporting that his supervisor was improperly falsifying numbers in a grant application.