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Warner Bros boss quits amid affair allegations - BBC News
Warner Bros's chief executive Kevin Tsujihara is leaving amid claims he tried to secure roles for an actress he allegedly had an affair with.

John Stankey, chief executive of parent company WarnerMedia, said that it was "in the best interest" of the firm that Mr Tsujihara steps down.

"Kevin acknowledges that his mistakes are inconsistent with the company's leadership expectations," Warner said.

The firm is conducting an investigation into the allegations.

Earlier this month, the Hollywood Reporter claimed an actress had sought Mr Tsujihara's help in landing roles after they had sex.

The report included text messages between Mr Tsujihara and the actress.

Mr Tsujihara's lawyer said at the time that the executive did not have a direct role in the hiring of the actress in any movie.

In a letter to staff on Monday, reported by Reuters, Mr Tsujihara did not address the matter.

"It has become clear that my continued leadership could be a distraction and an obstacle to the company's continued success," he wrote.

"The hard work of everyone within our organisation is truly admirable, and I won't let media attention on my past detract from all the great work the team is doing."
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2 hours ago by jtyost2
KURZ v. FEDERATION OF PÉ | 52 Cal.Rptr.3d 776 (2006) | tr3d7761759 |
Whether a procedure is "fair" under the common law doctrine depends on the particular circumstances and the purpose and nature of the organization. The panoply of due process is elastic and must be understood in the context of the organization, its membership, the discipline to be imposed, and the member's valuable interest affected by the action. (See Ezekial, supra, 20 Cal.3d 267, 142 Cal.Rptr. 418, 572 P.2d 32.) To be informed of the charges, the proposed disciplinary action, and an opportunity in some manner to present countervailing evidence may satisfy the twin due process requirements of being substantively rational and procedurally fair, as opposed to a full blown adversarial process with the right to counsel and cross-examination.13 Under some circumstances, for example, a mere written response may be deemed fair, as opposed to a formal hearing. (See Ezekial, supra, 20 Cal.3d at p. 279, 142 Cal.Rptr. 418, 572 P.2d 32.)
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14 hours ago by eocas
2019 Applied Ethical and Governance Challenges in AI - Notes from Part I - Joi Ito's Web
We chose three main topics: fairness, interpretability, and adversarial examples. We then organized the classes to hit each topic three times, starting with diagnosis (identifying the technical root of the problem), then prognosis (exploring the social impact of those problems) then intervention (considering potential solutions to the problems we've identified while taking into account the costs and benefits of each proposed solution). See the diagram below for a visual of the structure.
ai  ethics  how-to  legal 
15 hours ago by dancall
The Endgame of White Supremacy Is Always Death
At least 49 people were killed on Friday in an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by a man whose name — by his own admission — is irrelevant. It is irrelevant, according to a 74-page manifesto he allegedly wrote, because fame and recognition did not motivate his actions. He was driven and sought to have his attack remembered by its role in advancing a larger cause. That cause is white supremacy.

White supremacy comes in various forms, and few result in mass murder. Its most accepted manifestations thrive due to official legitimization, not 8chan-prowling killers. It can be observed in unexpected places. It finds subtle purchase in national magazine cover stories that argue for more restricted immigration from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, by reasoning that “too much” immigration is “destabilizing” and “politically stressful” for its host countries in Europe and North America. “Politically stressful,” in this case, means that it drives native-born white citizens to embrace demagogues and fascists. That this is as an impulse considered worth bowing to by so many suggests that immigrants are not actually the problem.

White supremacy also comes shrouded in the garb of official sanction. The bodies were still warm in Christchurch on Friday when Senator Fraser Anning of Queensland, in Australia, issued a statement claiming that “the real cause of bloodshed [at the two mosques] … is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.” “[Just] because the followers of this savage belief [Islam] were not the killers in this instance does not make them blameless,” Anning said, referring to the dozens of men, women, and children who were shot dead while praying.

And it is reflected in global laws that have all but transformed Muslims into a permanent suspect class. Under legislation ranging from the United States’s PATRIOT Act to New Zealand’s own Countering Foreign Fighters Bill, there are few civil liberties that Muslims living through the War on Terror possess that Western governments are bound to respect.
terrorism  legal  crime  ethics  nationalism  islam  religion  discrimination  hate  immigration  whitesupremacy 
yesterday by jtyost2
/dev/lawyer Deprecation Notice: MIT and BSD
Interesting views from a seemingly legal person on old software licenses and possibly-better new ones - via @changelog
development  software  licenses  licensing  legal  opensource  mit  bsd 
yesterday by rwintle
Credit Card Terms and Conditions in Plain English: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
Chances are, you didn’t read every line of your mortgage, your car insurance policy, or your cell phone contract. You probably didn’t give a second thought to your credit card terms and conditions either. And if that is the case, who could blame you? Slogging through contractual legalese is mind-numbing.
This is a common feeling. Tens of millions of Americans are flummoxed by or simply not interested in the fine print of the credit card agreements they sign. Only about half of credit card holders are familiar with the terms and conditions of their credit card. And roughly one-fourth read the terms and conditions document regularly, according to a survey. The vast majority of those diligent scourers of the terms and conditions said they found the experience baffling and bewildering, using words such as “lengthy,” “confusing,” and “tedious” to describe their deep dive.
Those people aren’t wrong—the terms and conditions of most credit card agreements are impenetrable, jargon-packed walls of text that can turn the sharpest minds dull. But this stuff is important. More than half of Americans carry a balance on a credit card from time to time, either because life becomes too expensive or something nudges them into making only the minimum payment. The terms and conditions for a credit card are a critical factor governing what carrying a balance means to your finances. You must know what you’re getting into.
Plenty of people, through circumstance or oversight, miss payments altogether or forget to cash in on any rewards they earn. Here, too, the terms and conditions are important, as they tell you how much all of that costs.
To help you navigate this thicket of legalese, we broke down a credit card’s terms and conditions page into plain English. Let Wirecutter Money be your guide: Pull up your own card’s terms and conditions, and use this glossary to learn exactly what you’re signing up for.
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2 days ago by rgl7194
US court: Sandy Hook victims' families can sue Remington - BBC News
A Connecticut court has ruled that families of schoolchildren killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting can sue American gun-maker Remington.

In a 5-4 vote, the US state's Supreme Court said the lawsuit could proceed on the basis of state consumer protection laws.

The gun was used by Adam Lanza, who killed 27 people, including 20 elementary school students.

The ruling is a rare legal defeat for an arms firm in a mass shooting case.

The lawsuit, by relatives of nine victims and one survivor, points to the "militaristic" marketing of Remington's AR-15 rifle.
Connecticut  legal  lawsuit  business  SandyHook  guncontrol 
2 days ago by jtyost2

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