First rolled out in California in June 2018, they are also authorized in Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
Some Uber Technologies Inc. drivers, unhappy with the company’s $100 million offer to settle claims it exploits them, are trying to get their lawyer removed with help from a competing attorney as a judge weighs the deal.
By not providing California and Massachusetts drivers the employee status they sought and paying them less than 10 percent of the value of their claims, the class-action settlement announced last month amounts to a sell-out by their attorney, Shannon Liss-Riordan, according to Hunter Shkolnik, a New York lawyer who’s pursuing his own cases against the ride-share service. Liss-Riordan’s firm, which stands to get as much as $25 million from the deal, was motivated by greed, Shkolnik and other lawyers said Thursday in a court filing.
Liss-Riordan said she did the best she could in a hard-fought and risky case to get a fair settlement for the drivers, which she said by some measurements amounts to almost a third of the damages they could have won if the case had gone to trial.
“It is easy for others to come in and second guess, but cases are settled all the time, and it is the lawyer’s duty to assess and balance the risks and make recommendations,” she said in an e-mailed statement.
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Contract workers, including ones for TNCs, can now pursue claims in court instead of mandatory arbitration.
The ABA, UMA, and IMG join a list of eight industry trade associations pointing out harmful effects on tourism.
The annual Greater California Livery Association’s lobbying event can lead to fewer regulations for charter party carriers.
The leading hot button issue of the driver shortage spurred some lively discussions at the annual trade show.
The Baywatch star's vivid takedown clip of Uber and TNCs scores high on creative excellence.
One industry leader says operators are concerned about contradictory language in a package of proposed safety reforms.
The annual fly-in legislative visit to Capitol Hill will bring together leaders and members of motorcoach industry groups.
No agency has explained what caused the vehicle to crash in the update New York countryside.
The action came as it was publicly revealed the operation involved in the fatal stretch crash had repeatedly skirted or violated rules.
Editorial/commentary: In the aftermath of the accident that killed 20 people, about the last thing one would have expected was a turf war.
A look back at the deadliest transportation accident in the U.S. in nine years, which remains unsolved.
Investigators are "gravely concerned" the district attorney's lack of response is impeding their ability to carry out their duties.
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They're still employees, the second highest court in the land reaffirms.
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