Articles by Andrew G. Simpson

Uber to Settle U.S. Lawsuit by Indian Woman Raped by Driver

Uber Technologies Inc. and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to …

18 States Denied Bid for Emergency Order to Restore Obamacare Subsidies

A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president’s policies in court. U.S. District …

Trump Defends Killing Off Obamacare Subsidies; 18 States Sue in Uphill Battle

Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate …

Uber Sued by Rape Victim Who Says It Violated Her Medical Privacy

A woman sued Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday claiming top executives at the ride-hailing company improperly obtained her medical records after she was raped by a driver in India, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in a California federal …

Democratic Attorneys General Move to Defend Obamacare Insurer Subsidies

More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday sought to intervene to defend a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law — subsidy payments to insurance companies — which is under threat in a court case. The 16 attorneys …

Unions, Gig-Economy Firms Prepare for New York Benefits Battle

Faced with a barrage of lawsuits from workers demanding benefits and recognition as employees, some companies in the fast-growing ‘gig economy’ are looking to settle the issues through legislation. Joseph Morelle, the number two Democrat in the New York State …

Judge Skeptical over Airbnb Posture in San Francisco Rental Law Suit

A U.S. judge expressed skepticism toward a bid by Airbnb to halt a San Francisco law that imposes fines on home rental companies for processing bookings by hosts not registered with the city. In its lawsuit against San Francisco, Airbnb …

Washington Judge Hears Challenge to Law Enabling Uber, Lyft to Unionize

A U.S. judge on Tuesday wrestled with whether a lawsuit could proceed against the city of Seattle, Wash. over a local law which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. The litigation is unfolding amid a national debate over what …

Judge in California Approves Lyft’s $27M Driver Settlement Deal

A U.S. judge granted preliminary approval to ride service Lyft’s $27 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by California drivers who claimed they should be deemed employees instead of independent contractors. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San …

Judge in California Approves Lyft’s $27M Driver Settlement Deal

A U.S. judge granted preliminary approval to ride service Lyft’s $27 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by California drivers who claimed they should be deemed employees instead of independent contractors. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San …