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Court Rules That UberBLACK Drivers Are Not Entitled to FLSA Protections Because They Are Independent Contractors

As Judge Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania noted at the beginning of his opinion, “[t]his case is the first to grant summary judgment on the question of whether drivers for UberBLACK...more

IP In The Boardroom: When Does The Board Receive Warning?

Intellectual property can present operational risks - knowledge and protocols can help. While keeping boards apprised of developing risks that materially threaten company operations, are you considering operational risks...more

Uber’s Latest Headache

An expanded settlement by the Federal Trade Commission with ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies should serve as a lesson to other businesses about what happens when a company fails to disclose a data breach during an ongoing...more

The Weekly Privacy Rewind

by BakerHostetler on

Class Actions - Uber Data Breach Suits Consolidated in California - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has settled on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in which to...more

Uber Goes 0-2 in Data Breach Notifications

by Murtha Cullina on

In August, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed a settlement agreement with Uber stemming from its investigation of a 2014 data breach due to Uber’s “unreasonable security practices”. The lengthy investigation...more

K&L Gates Triage: Ride Sharing and Health Care Regulatory Considerations

by K&L Gates LLP on

Transportation is often cited as one of the top barriers to health care for individuals in the United States. To reduce this burden and increase access to care, many health care providers are now partnering with ride-sharing...more

Fueled by Auto Industry Support, Bike Sharing Systems are Taking Over Cities

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Back in November 2017 we discussed the “last mile” issue facing cities and urban planners around the globe. At that time we noted that “… transit options often fail at providing a solution of getting people to their final...more

Another Misclassification Win For Gig Economy Businesses - Pennsylvania Federal Court Finds UberBLACK Drivers Are Contractors

by Fisher Phillips on

In another victory for gig economy companies reliant upon the independent contractor business model, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled on April 11th that a collection of UberBLACK drivers were properly classified as...more

Uber Scores Big Win in Independent Contractor Misclassification Case

by Locke Lord LLP on

Yesterday, Uber Technologies, Inc. won a watershed case under federal and state wage laws on the issue of whether Uber drivers are independent contractors, as the company has steadfastly maintained. A federal district court...more

Blank Rome Alert—Gig Economy More Employer-Friendly? Ask Uber!

by Blank Rome LLP on

Spoiler alert! Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania handed Uber what the Court described as Uber’s first win on its independent contractor classification for one class of its drivers:...more

Chicago Makes Sure Uber Drivers Get Their Z’s

by Howard Ankin on

The city of Chicago and Uber are taking steps to prevent drowsy driving accidents and Chicago rideshare drivers are required to comply with a city ordinance that regulates the number of hours behind the wheel....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Journal reported yesterday that the DOJ will allow Bayer to move forward with its plans to acquire Monsanto, a deal valued at more than $60 billion, after the companies “pledged to sell off additional assets to secure...more

Third Circuit Affirms Uber Win in Attempted Monopolization Suit

On March 27, 2018, the Third Circuit affirmed dismissal of an antitrust suit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) by the Philadelphia Taxi Association and its members, individual taxicab companies (together,...more

Self-Driving Uber Fatality Could Complicate Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

A self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last month. The incident has led policymakers to revisit concerns over autonomous vehicle (AV) regulations where...more

Fatal Accident Put Autonomous Vehicle Programs Under Scrutiny

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

High profile accidents related to autonomous vehicles are impacting the planned expansion of existing autonomous vehicle pilot programs. In 2016, a driver in Florida died while using autopilot mode on his vehicle...more

Philadelphia Cabbies Lose Appeal in Monopoly Case Against Uber

by Mintz Levin on

In broad language, a Third Circuit panel affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a monopoly suit against Uber Technologies Inc. (“Uber”). Philadelphia Taxi Association Inc. v. Uber Technologies Inc., Case No. 17-1871 (3rd...more

Vermont Legislative Update 03-30-2018 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Senators Berate ANR Secretary over Missed Deadline - Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore said on Thursday she's learned to put requests in writing after she sought legislative permission to delay promulgation...more

United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation – March Hearing Preview

The next hearing session of the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) is scheduled for March 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. ...more

Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation - 2017 In Review

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Cyber attacks continue to be a pervasive and destructive threat to all institutions and the legal and regulatory landscape currently in place to address those threats continues be reshaped in an effort to address those...more

Need A Lift? Uber Enters The Healthcare Arena

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Earlier this month, Uber released its new program, Uber Health. In a nutshell, Uber Health is a program that facilitates patient transportation to and from appointments with healthcare providers. According to Uber, Uber...more

Overcoming Bad Evidence: Lessons From Waymo V. Uber Trial

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

One piece of “bad” evidence (or evidence that simply looks bad) can sink a client at trial. How do you neutralize the evidence before the judge and keep the jury sympathetic to your client when there is evidence that, at...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The US and South Korea have announced a deal to renegotiate their trade pact, with “South agreeing to reduce its steel exports and open its market to American cares” in exchange for an exemption from the White House’s steel...more

Self Driving Cars and Personal Injury Law: What You Need to Know

by The Roth Firm on

New Legislation Regarding Self-Driving Cars - A Vision for Safety 2.0 - Federal Automated Vehicles Policy - SELF Driving Act - American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technology Act (AV...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #4

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Russians Continue to Attack U.S. Energy and Power Sectors - Late last week, a joint statement by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Russian government has been...more

Self-Driving Uber Vehicle Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

This week, a self-driving SUV operated by Uber—and with an emergency backup driver behind the wheel—struck and killed a 49-year-old pedestrian as she walked her bicycle across a street in Tempe, Arizona. It is believed to be...more

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