Articles by Peter Blumberg

Workers Win $1.9 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement with Uber

The cost of Uber Technologies Inc.’s sexual harassment scandal is now itemized: 56 current and former employees who filed claims stand to collect an average of $33,928.57. In addition, almost 500 female and minority engineers covered by a 2017 class-action …

Court Nixes Cities’ Climate Change Public Nuisance Lawsuit Against Oil Firms

BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. escaped blame for the public costs of global warming when a U.S. judge ruled that lawsuits by cities against oil companies aren’t the answer to climate change. “The problem deserves a solution …

Judge Scolds Facebook for ‘Faulty Proposition’ Over Privacy Claims

A judge scolded Facebook Inc. for misconstruing his own rulings as he ordered the company to face a high-stakes trial accusing it of violating user privacy. The social media giant has misinterpreted prior court orders by continuing to assert the …

Uber Wants Pay Inequality Accord to Also Settle Sex Harassment Claims

Uber Technologies Inc.’s $10 million settlement with women engineers who complained they were underpaid compared with men would also rid the ride-hailing giant of liability for potentially hundreds of sexual harassment incidents over the past five years. The accord, which …

Women Suing Uber Claiming Driver Sexual Misconduct Fight Arbitration

Women suing Uber Technologies Inc. over claims that it’s failed to protect thousands of passengers from sexual misconduct by drivers are fighting back against the ride-hailing giant’s move to force them into arbitration. The women alleged Thursday that rather than …

Uber Sues St. Louis Taxi Commission Over Ride-Sharing Ban

An Uber Technologies Inc. company accused the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission in a lawsuit of functioning as a cartel with cab companies to ban its ride-sharing service in what it says is the largest U.S. city without it. Uber, …