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August 21, 2016

Uber v drivers: judge rejects 'unfair' settlement in US class action lawsuit

A federal judge has rejected the proposal to settle a major class-action lawsuit by California and Massachusetts drivers against Uber for $84m, ruling that “the settlement as a whole as currently structured is not fair, adequate, and reasonable”. In a ruling issued Thursday, Judge Edward M Chen noted that the settlement “yields less than... [Read More]
August 20, 2016

Crocs, Waikiki resort sued over kid's escalator injuries

A Texas couple is suing footwear maker Crocs and a Waikiki resort after their 2-year-old son's foot got caught in an escalator while the family visited Hawaii for an oral surgeon convention. The lawsuit says the Crocs shoes were "negligently and improperly designed," while the Hilton Hawaiian Village was also negligent in maintaining the... [Read More]
August 19, 2016

Environmental groups sue to stop Port Everglades dredge

Environmentalists who fought to clean up PortMiami’s massive dredge filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop a similar expansion at Port Everglades that they say will damage threatened coral. Arguing that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers relied on the same faulty survey methods that left a mile-wide swath of dead coral, the environmentalists and a... [Read More]
August 18, 2016

Second Class-Action Suit Filed by Property Owners Fed Up with Pokémon Trespassers

A second class-action suit has been filed in federal court in the Northern District of California against the makers of the hugely popular interactive app, Pokémon Go. In this most recent class suit, named plaintiffs Scott and Jayme Dodich of St. Clair Shores, Michigan allege that the constant barrage of gamers eager to “catch ‘em all” is... [Read More]
August 17, 2016

Former Stanford football player files lawsuit against University, NCAA, Pac-12

Former Stanford football player David Burns ʼ76 has filed a class action lawsuit seeking damages for the alleged disregard of the health and safety of former Stanford football players. The suit names the University, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12) as defendants and covers Stanford... [Read More]
August 16, 2016

Instructor killed along with teen in skydiving accident wasn't certified

The skydiving instructor who fell to his death in tandem with Tyler Turner, 18, from Los Banos was not certified by the United States Parachute Association-- which is a violation of FAA regulations. At Turner's home, his life is displayed in pictures, showing some of his accomplishments from age 8 to 18. He was a musician, a scholar and his... [Read More]
August 15, 2016

Indiana has no law protecting students against sex offenders at bus stops

While it is illegal for registered sex offenders to live within 1000 ft. of a school, park or youth center, the law does not prevent them from living near student bus stops. Under Indiana law, a child is protected from sex offenders who are labeled sexually violent or who have committed crimes against children only once they arrive on school... [Read More]
August 14, 2016

‘Clock boy’ Ahmed Mohamed’s father files federal civil rights lawsuit against school district, city

The father of the Texas Muslim teen arrested after bringing his homemade clock to school last year filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday. The suit on behalf of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed accuses the Irving Independent School District of “a clear pattern of discrimination based upon race as well as discrimination based upon religion.”... [Read More]
August 13, 2016

Chipotle shareholder lawsuit blames executives for failing to prevent widespread illnesses

A federal lawsuit filed by shareholders of Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill accuses company executives of failing to establish quality-control and emergency-response measures to prevent and then stop food-borne illnesses that sickened customers across the country and proved costly to the company. The complaint filed Monday in U.S. District... [Read More]
August 12, 2016

Amtrak begins settling lawsuits in Pennsylvania derailment

Amtrak has begun settling lawsuits brought by passengers on a speeding train that crashed in Pennsylvania last year, killing eight people and injuring about 200, according to court filings and attorneys for passengers. The Amtrak train was traveling through Philadelphia on May 12, 2015 with 243 people on board when it entered a curve at more... [Read More]
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