Articles by Joel Rosenblat and Mark Chediak

PG&E Judge Won’t Rule Out California Fire Cost Claim

PG&E Corp. suffered another legal setback with a judge saying he won’t release the company from a key legal claim over the most destructive wildfires in California history. PG&E has been challenging a California law allowing private property owners to …

Judge Tentatively Rejects PG&E Bid to Set Aside Liability in California Fire

PG&E Corp. tentatively lost a bid to inoculate itself from a finding of liability in a 2015 fire, a court decision that deals the company a potentially more serious setback in its strategy to shield itself from deeper losses in …

Uber Agrees to Give Stock to Waymo to Settle Trade Secret Theft Dispute

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to give about $245 million in stock to settle the high-stakes trade-secret theft lawsuit brought by Waymo, resolving a conflict that already cost the ride-hailing giant its top driverless car engineer and threatened to further embarrass …

Uber Settlement to Give California Drivers $1 Each Does Not Win Over Judge

Uber Technologies Inc. failed to persuade a judge to approve a settlement offering 1.6 million California drivers an average of $1.08 each to dispense with alleged labor-code violations that their lawyer earlier claimed might have been worth billions of dollars. …

Uber Settlement with Drivers Ignites Battle Among Rival Lawyers

Another Uber Technologies Inc. lawsuit settlement is under siege, with warring lawyers for drivers again trying to tear the deal apart. The company wants a Los Angeles judge to bless a proposal to pay 1.6 million California drivers about a …

Uber Settles Claims of Sexual Assault by Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. settled a lawsuit filed by two women who sought to hold the company responsible for alleged sexual assaults by drivers. Terms of the accord weren’t disclosed in court papers. The settlement follows a federal judge’s ruling six …

Uber Working to Settle with California Drivers over Employee Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to finalize a settlement with California drivers to resolve potentially billions of dollars in claims stemming from the company’s refusal to give them the protections and benefits of employees. The case centers on allegations that …

Home-Share Site Airbnb Loses Round in Fight Against City Regulations

Airbnb Inc.’s claim that it’s just a conduit for user-generated content was rejected by a judge who said the company may not be able to duck a San Francisco law punishing it when hosts book units that aren’t registered with …

Uber Settles Claims of Sexual Assault by Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. settled a lawsuit filed by two women who sought to hold the company responsible for alleged sexual assaults by drivers. Terms of the accord weren’t disclosed in court papers. The settlement follows a federal judge’s ruling six …

Judge Rules Uber Can Settle with Customers over Tips

Uber Technologies Inc. won permission to settle claims it misled consumers by charging them a 20 percent “gratuity” even though drivers got only about half of it. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco on Thursday gave preliminary approval …