How this mom turned $775 into a $65 million company in only 5 years
The Cambridge Satchel Company startup kit: an intuitive woman, her mom, a free online course, a couple of cereal boxes, and a whole lot of grit. Read more.
Robots on wheels may soon deliver takeout to Madison humans
The passage of the “R2-D2 bill” could legalize and regulate the use of personal delivery drivers, or PDDs. You may have to yield to robots the next time you’re in Madison. Read more.
Irish butter dispute takes new turn with Kerrygold lawsuit
Is Irishgold’s butter substantially similar to Kerrygold’s butter? You decide–before the U.S.District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin does. Read more.
In Wisconsin, selling cookies can land you in jail
Home bakers can’t legally sell their treats in just two states, including Wisconsin. They lobbied and are now challenging the half-baked law in court. (It’s worth a read just for the recipes, Lavender Lemon Sunshine Shortbreads and Winter Squash Spice Muffins.) Read more.
Madison Chocolatier CocoVaa is sued by Mars for trademark infringement
Are CocoVaa chocolates confusingly similar to CocoVia supplements? A Virginia federal court will decide. Read more.
The Rapist’s Loophole: Marriage
Multiple countries condone husbands’ violent acts against their wives with laws making marital rape expressly legal (10 countries) or by giving rapists an easy out (31 countries). Read more.
Drink Wisconsinbly pub co-owners allege they’ve been frozen out
Local partners duel over control of the bar and access to records. Read more.
Kesha’s Amended Lawsuit Against Doctor Luke Rejected by Judge
Courts frequently allow liberal amendment of parties’ claims but not in Kesha’s case against her producer. Read more.
Sexual Harassment Claims Against a ‘SHE-E.O.’
Employee of Thinx, a company that makes period underwear, sued claiming her boss’s boundary-breaking workplace motto went to far (e.g., boss allegedly conducted meetings via video conference from her bed, naked). Read more.
California Retailer Sues Ivanka Trump’s Company for Profiting Off Political Ties
Women’s clothing retailers sue Ivanka Trump’s company claiming the Trump card gives her an unfair advantage (e.g., 346% increase in sales). Read more.
6 Immediate Ways Women Would Be Impacted by the GOP’s New Health Care Plan
Consequences for women if the American Health Care Act replaces the Affordable Care Act. Read more.
Pilot project to test proposed business court
Starting in July, Wisconsin will test a dedicated business court in Waukesha, Door, Outagamie, and Brown counties (among others) in the hopes to expedite large claim business cases and commercial disputes. Read more.
Federal Judge goes out on a ‘lonely limb’ and blocks Colorado town’s ban on topless women
Toplessness is now legal for all in Fort Collins. Read more.
What Women Should Know About Health Care Under Trump
Learn how the health care debate could affect your benefits. Read more.