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Dallas Bike Share Laws: Making Actual Progress Or Just Spinning Our Wheels?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Much like the actual “bike share” bikes themselves, the topic of bike share programs seems to pop up around every corner in Dallas. Let me start by going on record as being pro-bike share. But not everyone is a fan....more

Non-Emergency Medical Ridesharing: Uber Helpful Or Uber Risky?

by Carlton Fields on

Uber announced recently its latest initiative, Uber Health, which will bring Uber to the forefront of the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) industry....more

Dockless Disruption: Maximizing Opportunities Through Smart Regulations - BB&K's Gregory Rodriguez and Steven DeBaun Discuss...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As communities seek to decrease car use and promote alternative forms of transportation — like biking — cities have launched pilot projects around “dockless” bikeshare programs. Dockless bikeshare, offered by companies like...more

Grubhub Notches Victory for Gig Economy in Big Classification Win in California Federal Court

by Littler on

In a recent classification case involving the “gig” or shared economy, a U.S. magistrate judge handed down a significant win for Grubhub, concluding that a driver who sued the company under California’s minimum wage, overtime...more

Misclassification Claims Threaten Gig Economy Business

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The gig economy — companies that hire workers for specific projects or “gigs” — is on the rise. Gig companies use technology to provide goods and services to consumers on demand. The companies hire workers who access and...more

What Does GrubHub’s Big Win In Its Independent Contractor Misclassification Trial Mean for Other On-Demand, Sharing Economy...

by Locke Lord LLP on

Earlier today, GrubHub, Inc. won its highly publicized case brought against it by a restaurant delivery driver / courier for allegedly misclassifying him as an independent contractor. The case drew sustained media attention...more

Upon Reflection, Some Trade Secrets May Be Less Secret Than They Appear

A recent case in Florida is a reminder that when dealing with government entities, trade secrets may be disclosed to the public, especially if that information has been aggregated. ...more

The Uber Breach and the Need for an Independent Privacy Function

The 2016 data breach involving 57 million Uber riders and drivers and the ensuing efforts to conceal the breach appears to have tapped into the public’s — and the government’s — frustration with a series of increasingly large...more

Will the Sharing Economy Extend to Automotive Patents?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In a recent article published by Bloomberg, we are once again reminded of the litigious nature of some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players. Recent patent and trade secret lawsuits have garnered a lot of media attention,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

An overview of last Friday’s jobs report, which saw the US adding fewer jobs than expected but also tracked a welcomed increase in wages for the least-educated workers....more

The Right to Rent? Or, more like…. the Right to Apply for a License?

A new state-wide vacation rental law bill proposed in the Florida Senate would require vacation rental owners to apply for and pay a fee for a license in order to operate a vacation rental whether advertised on a website or...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

US regulators have given passing grades to the living wills for all 8 major US banks, a reversal from the April 2016 determination that 5 of the 8 had deficiencies in their bailout-prevention plans....more

Profiles In Innovation: Editor Of Wired Discusses AI, Blockchain, And Tech Trends

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Wired’s editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson is interviewed by Orrick on tech trends with commentary by Annette Hurst, IP attorney on AI legal considerations. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

And after all of that, Nelson Peltz will end up on P&G’s board after all. It was an unexpected finale to one of the “largest, priciest and nastiest corporate proxy fights in history” between P&G and Peltz’s Trian Fund Mgmt...more

Podcast Episode 13 - Penn Central and the Loft by Central Park

by Locke Lord LLP on

Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 13, Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones joins us to discuss the sharing economy, regulations on short-term rentals, and how such regulations...more

Lyfting TNCs and On-Demand/Sharing Economy Companies Out of the Misclassification Abyss By Mandating Workplace Insurance in Driver...

by Benesch on

Unlike traditional motor carriers that transport cargo, many Transportation Networking Companies (TNCs), e.g., Uber and Lyft, and similar on-demand/sharing economy companies (On-Demand Companies), e.g., GrubHub (a food...more

“Tap Here For A Doctor” – The Proliferation of Telemedicine In The Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

Several years ago, many people were leery of the thought of ordering personal drivers through a mobile app and getting into a car of a complete stranger. However, over time, the idea of ride-sharing through Uber or Lyft has...more

LA City Attorney Jumps Into Uber Fray

A complaint filed Monday by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer accuses Uber Technologies Inc. of violating California law by concealing “for an entire year” a data breach that exposed the names and license numbers of...more

Florida’s “Vacation Rental” Laws To Be Readdressed in 2018 Legislative Session

Florida’s state legislators have begun filing their initial bill proposals for the 2018 Legislative Session, and it looks like the battle over local government regulation of vacation rentals (a.k.a. “short-term” rentals) will...more

Payment or Pillory: More Fallout from Uber’s Data Breach

With new developments regarding Uber Technologies Inc.’s 2016 data breach coming out almost daily, lawsuits against the company continue to pile-up. We previously reported that within days of Uber disclosing the data theft...more

Washington A.G. Sues Uber in First Enforcement Action Under Revised Data Breach Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The State of Washington's Attorney General filed a complaint against Uber Technologies, Inc., (Uber) this week related to the 2016 hack that exposed the personal data of 57 million riders and drivers. The suit is the first...more

Will Blockchain Technology Transform Dispute Resolution in the Sharing Economy?

by Fisher Phillips on

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of discussion about Blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize and transform the sharing or gig economy. If you’re like me, your first question might be, “What the...more

Uber Breach

Uber Technologies, Inc., the latest victim of a high-profile data theft, is taking heat for its handling of the 2016 incident – first disclosed last week – in which account information for 57 million riders worldwide was...more

Where is Compliance at Uber?

by Thomas Fox on

I am tempted to write something along the lines of “another month, another scandal at Uber” but I do not think that would really help any compliance professional or business executive learn from the latest FUBAR announced by...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As we’ve been expecting, the DOJ announced yesterday that it was suing to block AT&T’s $84.5 billion bid for Time Warner over antitrust concerns....more

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