Articles by Robert Burnson

Judge Rejects Uber Denial of Liability in Student’s Death on Freeway

Uber Technologies Inc. lost the first round in a lawsuit filed by the relatives of a university student who was run over and killed on a San Diego freeway after one of the company’s drivers allegedly ordered her out of …

Investor Sues Drugmaker Astrazeneca Over Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Claims

AstraZeneca PLC was sued by a pension fund on behalf of investors who it says suffered losses because of flaws in the company’s testing of its coronavirus vaccine. For much of last year, the Cambridge, England-based pharmaceutical company was touting …

Carnival’s Princess Cruise Lines Must Face Passengers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit

Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss negligence claims by 17 passengers who allege they suffered COVID-19 symptoms after being exposed to the coronavirus on a February voyage. Monday’s ruling doesn’t address the merits …

Players’ Lawsuits Blames NFL ‘Switcheroo’ for Disability Benefits Cut

The National Football League was sued by two former players who say the league pulled a “switcheroo” this year when it quietly cut monthly benefits for disabled retirees by as much as $3,000 a month. The change was part of …

Lawsuit Alleging Anti-Conservative Bias at Google Ends Quietly

A lawsuit that made a big bang in Silicon Valley two years ago with allegations of mistreatment of politically conservative tech workers came to a quiet end last week. Former Google engineer James Damore and three other men who worked …

Tesla’s Futuristic Door Handles Blamed for Death in Crash

The futuristic door handles on Tesla Inc.’s Model S are being blamed for a fatal crash in which a police officer was unable to pull a man to safety from his burning car. Omar Awan, a 48-year-old anesthesiologist, was driving …

Female Customers Sue Lyft Alleging Sexual Assaults by Drivers

Lyft Inc.’s image as the “woke” ride-hailing company faces a new challenge from a rash of lawsuits filed by women who claim they were sexually assaulted by drivers summoned to take them home after evenings of partying. Since Aug. 1, …

Apple Faces Privacy Lawsuit Over Listening to Siri Users’ Recordings

Apple Inc. was sued over claims that the privacy of Siri users was violated when human reviewers listened to customer recordings. The lawsuit was filed as a class action Wednesday, just days after Apple said it would pause its program …

Google to Pay $11 Million to Settle Age Bias Employment Claims

Google agreed to pay $11 million to end a lawsuit accusing the internet giant of discriminating against older job applicants, a deal that amounts to an average payout of more than $35,000 for 227 people who joined the class action. …

HP Enterprise Gender Pay Gap Lawsuit in California Making Headway

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. isn’t poised to win a quick escape from a class-action lawsuit accusing it of paying female employees less than their male counterparts. A California state court judge said in a tentative ruling last week that the …