Vroom Vroom: California Uber Drivers Can Proceed With Their Class Action

Jay Hathaway · 09/02/15 10:55AM

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the California Uber drivers suing the company for employee benefits can proceed with their lawsuit as a class action. District Court Judge Edward Chen certified a class of plaintiffs that includes “all UberBlack, UberX, and UberSUV drivers who have driven for Uber in the state of California at any time since August 16, 2009”—as many as 160,000 people.

Keeping Track of All the Facebook Anti-Tracking Lawsuits

Lauri Apple · 10/17/11 09:07AM

Facebook's tracking scandal has mushroomed into a niche industry of sorts for privacy lawyers. The company now faces at least nine suits filed by people who oppose the company's use of cookie technology that tracks users' online activity even after they've logged out of their accounts. Expect a few more suits to follow.

Man Sues Hilton for Tricking Him Into Reading USA Today

Lauri Apple · 07/31/11 11:54AM

If Hilton hotel guest Rodney Harmon had known that the USA Today left by hotel staff outside his door wasn't free, he wouldn't have read it. But he did read it, and the hotel charged him the 75-cent fee, so now Harmon's suing Hilton hotels in federal court.