Court Fines Dentsu Just $4,400 in Excessive Overtime Suicide Case

Dentsu Inc., one of the largest global ad agency holding groups, today was fined a mere 500,000 yen (approximately $ 4,400) for violating Japan’s labor laws, violations that purportedly culminated in the suicide of a 24-year-old employee. The Tokyo Summary Court handed down the penalty, which is strikingly small for a company that reported $[…]


Kargo Moves to Stop Former Sales Exec’s $40 Million Payout in Gender Discrimination Case

Mobile ad shop Kargo has filed a motion to stop a $ 40 million award by an arbiter in a case that alleged Alexis Berger, former svp of sales for the Midwest and West Coast for Kargo, was the victim of gender discrimination, retaliation, equal pay violation, violation of wage law and breach of contract.[…]


Here’s Why Former Kargo Sales Exec Was Awarded $40 Million in Sexual Discrimination, Wrongful Termination Case

Alexis Berger, the former svp of sales for the Midwest and West Coast offices of mobile advertising company Kargo, was awarded $ 40 million in a third-party arbitration ruling that Adweek obtained last week. While a federal court will still need to issue a decision on the case, how the arbiter, Judge Billie Colombaro, came[…]


Passenger on hijacked EgyptAir plane makes excellent case for keeping his smuggled frozen chicken

This week’s hijacking of an EgyptAir flight by a man wearing a fake belt of explosives could have been a tragedy, but the worst, thankfully, was averted.  That means, especially in Egypt, it’s time to joke about it. The Egyptian tradition of “nokat,” or jokes, in the face of “mossiba,” or catastrophe, is a treasured part[…]