Italy's highest court Friday overturned American Amanda Knox's murder conviction, ending her legal saga. Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, had been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the 2007 murder of Knox's flat-mate Meredith Kercher in the Italian university town of Perugia. Show More Summary
While the verdict on Friday was a defeat for Ms. Pao, the trial has blown open a conversation about the status of women in an industry that has always been buttoned up about its shortcomings.
This press statement just landed in my inbox from Kleiner, moments after the jury delivered their final verdict exonerating the firm from any discrimination against Ellen Pao. The email says the statement should be “attributed to the partners of KPCB.” “Today’s verdict reaffirms that Ellen Pao’s claims have no legal merit. Show More Summary
Earlier this afternoon, in a final twist, the judge in the Pao vs Kleiner trial ordered the jury to go back and try again to reach a majority verdict after confusion over juror votes. A jury aiming to understand what really drives one of the world’s most powerful venture first apparently foiled by basic math. Show More Summary
The conclusion of a years-long trial seems like a loss for women, but what does it mean in the bigger picture? A verdict has been announced in the case of Ellen Pao vs. prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Read Full Story
Sue Decker, a former Yahoo exec and Wall Street analyst, says she's been "obsessed" with the Ellen Pao trial. Decker's storied career, which included being CFO during Yahoo's heyday, has turned her into a Valley powerhouse. She currently sits on the boards of a bunch of powerful companies including Intel, Costco, and Berkshire Hathaway. Show More Summary
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…
For more than seven years, Amanda Knox has been living a nightmare after she was accused and then found guilty of murdering her former roommate, British exchange student Meredith Kercher.… READ ON
After nearly eight years of trials, appeals and re-trials, Amanda Knox is finally a free woman once and for all. Moments ago, the highest court in Italy overturned Knox's 2009 conviction for the murder of 21-year-old Miranda Kercher. Knox's conviction was first overturned on appeal in 2011, but her ordeal was far from over. Show More Summary
Italy's top criminal court issued a much-anticipated ruling Friday in the appeals trial of Amanda Knox, convicted along with her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of her roommate
“At this point I am going to ask you to resume your deliberations. I am unable to record the verdict, i will speak to the lawyers outside of your presence and very possibly ask you to come back in, but in the meantime you must talk amonst yourself about Ms. Pao’s fourth claim.” A final — or maybe not final — twist in the Ellen Pao vs Kleiner trial. […]
After deliberating since Wednesday, a San Francisco jury delivered its verdict in Silicon Valley's most closely watched trial. The post Jury: Kleiner Did Not Discriminate Against Ellen Pao appeared first on WIRED.
A San Francisco jury found Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate against a former junior partner because she was a woman, concluding a month-long trial that, despite its outcome, launched a wide-ranging discussion about how women are treated in Silicon Valley. Show More Summary
Trial highlighted Silicon Valley's male-dominated tech and investment culture.
BREAKING… (Previously.) After two days of deliberation, the jury in the Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers trial has emerged to deliver its verdict. Even though many reporters, including myself, expected Kleiner to win, the verdict, when it came, still caused audible shock in the courtroom. Show More Summary
Shayanna Jenkins testified in the murder trial of her fiancee, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez, on Friday, revealing that both she and Hernandez were intoxicated on the night that Odin Lloyd — the 27-year-old man Hernandez is charged with killing — was murdered. Show More Summary
Aaron Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, testified in his murder trial today. Jenkins, who was indicted on perjury charges after her grand jury testimony, was granted immunity in January, leading some to believe that she might testify against Hernandez in order to avoid going to jail herself. That didn't happen. Read more...
Ellen Pao, who alleged gender bias resulted in her termination from Silicon Valley's Kleiner Perkins venture capital firm, has lost her suit.
By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California jury has reached a verdict in a high profile gender discrimination lawsuit brought by former Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers partner Ellen Pao against the venture capital firm, a court official said on Friday. Show More Summary
After several days of deliberations, a San Francisco Superior Court jury has come to a conclusion in Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the gender discrimination trial that began with a lawsuit filed in May 2012 and has culminated this past month in a closely watched five-week-long courtroom trial. Show More Summary