Articles by Dan Whitcomb

Motel 6 Settles Another Class Action Over Giving Guest Lists to Immigration Agents

Motel 6 has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims the budget chain routinely provided guest lists from properties in Arizona to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, court documents showed on Saturday. The …

Investors in Giant Rabbit That Died Inflight Sue United Airlines

The owners of a giant rabbit named Simon who died on a United Airlines flight while bound for the Iowa State Fair sued the carrier on Monday, claiming its employees were responsible for the hare’s death. The lawsuit was filed …

O.J. Simpson Faces $58 Million Wrongful Death Damages After Release from Jail

O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison in October after nine years behind bars, but he is far from free of his financial woes. The 70-year-old football star, who won his release from a Nevada parole board on Thursday after …

United Airlines Pressured to Pay Damages Over Death of Giant Rabbit

The owners of a giant rabbit named Simon who was found dead after a United Airlines flight demanded on Monday that the airline pay damages, order an outside investigation and re-evaluate how it handles animals on flights. Attorneys for Simon’s …

Facebook, Twitter, Google Sued by Families of San Bernardino Shooting Victims

Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the companies permitted Islamic State to flourish on social media. The relatives assert that by allowing Islamic …

Jury Awards $3M in Damages Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

A federal court jury on Monday awarded $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator that last week found was defamed by Rolling Stone magazine’s now-retracted story of a gang rape. The 10-person U.S. District Court jury in …

Google, Facebook Face Heat from Cyber-Bullying Cases

The Internet was built on freedom of expression. Society wants someone held accountable when that freedom is abused. And major Internet companies like Google and Facebook are finding themselves caught between those ideals. Although Google, Facebook and their rivals have …