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Uber’s Fails to Block Drivers From Suing as Group for Tips in California

Uber Technologies Inc. will have to defend a group lawsuit brought by drivers seeking the pay and benefits of employees. The judge’s ruling may slow the company’s growth and cut into its $50 billion valuation. It could affect the company’s …

Idaho Court Allows Boy Scout Suit to Move Forward

Idaho’s highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of …

California Man Hurt in Trolley Station Fall Gets $21.5M Insurance Settlement

An Imperial Beach, Calif. man who was injured when he tripped and fell on trolley tracks is receiving a $21.5 million insurance settlement. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that 57-year-old David Long was injured in May 2013 when he stepped …

Washington Suit Says Staff Ignored Man Choking on Orange Piece

Robert Kincaid, a patient suffering from schizophrenia, was lying on the floor in a dayroom at Western State Hospital in Washington, choking on a piece of orange for almost eight minutes before staff members stopped to help him, according to …

Family of Boy Hit by School Bus Files Claim against Idaho District

The family of a Nampa, Idaho grade school student who was hit by a bus in March has filed a claim against the city and others. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that the family of 7-year-old Connor Wright filed a tort …

Former Employee Sues Private Hawaiian School over Termination

A former Kamehameha Schools Hawaii employee, who was fired last year in connection to alleged misuse of a purchasing card, has filed a lawsuit against the private school, claiming she was wrongfully terminated. The lawsuit, filed July 29, on behalf …

Federal Government Suing Southern California Edison over 2009 Fire

Just days before the federal statute of limitations would have run out, the government has filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison in connection to a 2009 fire that primarily burned the San Bernardino National Forest east of Hemet. The …

California Prosecutors Say Uber Screening Missed Ex-Convicts

Uber Technologies Inc.’s criminal background checks for drivers failed to prevent it from hiring registered sex offenders, identity thieves, burglars, a kidnapper and a convicted murderer, California prosecutors said. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles escalated their …

Serving Cart at Heart of Hawaii Couple’s Suit against United Airlines

A Hawaii couple is suing United Airlines, claiming a fallen serving cart caused $75,000 in damages. Peter and Misty Tampon filed a federal lawsuit last week against the airline, according to KHON-TV. The pair claims that during an August 2013 flight …

Former California School District Admin to Get $300K Settlement

A former deputy superintendent for the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Northern California will receive $300,000, settling a lawsuit she filed against district officials after she was fired in 2012. The Sacramento Bee reported the school district, its former …