California sues Uber, Lyft for driver wage theft
San Francisco (AFP) - California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the Labor Commissioner's Office said Wednesday.Classifying their drivers as independent contractors "has deprived these workers of a host of legal protections in violation of California labor law," the office said in a statement.Under a California law that came into effect on January 1, workers are considered employees unless they are free from the company's control and perform work outside its usual line of business....
4 lawsuits that challenge Trump’s federal agents in Portland test issues other cities will likely face
Federal officers using large amounts of tear gas against protesters in Portland, Oregon on July 21.John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesSarah J. Adams-Schoen, University of OregonPresident Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. Department of Justice will send a “surge of federal law enforcement” into American cities run by “extreme politicians” who are on an “anti-police crusade,” including Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee.Those cities may soon see legal battles like the ones in Portland, Oregon, where four notable lawsuits challenge the actions of fe...
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'Go ahead, make my day,' Clint Eastwood tells CBD retailers in lawsuits
Los Angeles (AFP) - Movie legend Clint Eastwood filed two lawsuits on Wednesday seeking millions of dollars in damages from several CBD manufacturers and marketers that claimed or made it look like he endorsed their products.The multiple Oscar-winning actor-turned-director, 90, said in one of the lawsuits filed in Los Angeles federal court that three CBD companies used fake news articles featuring photos of Eastwood and attributing quotes to him to promote and sell cannabidiol (CBD) products."In truth, Mr Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products and never gave such...
Flemington developer purchases Union Hotel, intends to file for building permits despite ongoing lawsuits
Developer Jack Cust of Flemington Urban Renewal, LLC has purchased the Union Hotel and its neighboring properties, pressing forward with his plan to redevelop the landmark buildings along Main Street in Flemington while ongoing litigation continues with Friends of Historic Flemington.Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver publicly announced Cust’s ownership of the property at Monday’s Borough Council meeting, and in an interview with NJ Advance Media shared that the purchase was finalized in late June.“I think it’s great,” Driver said. “We’ve been working on making it a better project for Flemington. A...
Prestigious N.J. Catholic school hit with more lawsuits alleging students were sexually abused
Six lawsuits alleging former employees at a prestigious Morris County Catholic school sexually abused minors were filed Tuesday and more than a dozen additional lawsuits will be added in the coming weeks, an attorney representing the victims said.The lawsuits, filed against Delbarton School, an all-boys school in Morristown, St. Mary’s Abbey and the order that runs the school, St. Benedicts of New Jersey, allege that minors dating back to the 1960s were sexually abused by former employees of the school. The suits were filed in state Superior Court in Morris County.Greg Gianforcaro, one of the ...
High-stakes lawsuits could shape who votes and how ballots are counted in November
PHILADELPHIA — The lawyers are busy.And the future of voting is at stake.With less than four months until November’s election, a flurry of lawsuits in state and federal courts is seeking to change election rules in Pennsylvania and dozens of other states around the country. They could shape how people cast their ballots and whether those votes are counted.The latest salvo landed last week when the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee filed a federal lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s use of mail ballot drop boxes, its procedures for counting mail ballots and restrictions on poll wa...
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New York A-G reaches $19 mln settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits
An agreement has been reached to settle for nearly $19 million two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against imprisoned former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, attorneys said on Tuesday.But lawyers representing six of the women who have made accusations against Weinstein called the proposed deal a "complete sellout" that did not require the 68-year-old former film producer to accept responsibility or pay out of his own pocket.The settlement, which still must be approved by a federal judge and a bankruptcy court, would resolve a lawsuit filed against Weinstein, his product...
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US lawsuits aimed to contain China's rise
By Liu Huawen | China Daily | Updated: 2020-06-29 07:27Most countries around the world are still fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic. But in the United States, where the novel coronavirus spread later than many other countries and yet it has become the worst-hit country, two US state attorneys general and lawyers on behalf of individual plaintiffs and small businesses have filed lawsuits against China, saying that because of China's mishandling of the outbreak, the virus spread across to the US, and the rest of the world, causing the country huge economic losses.What do we make of these la...
Cash aid implementers warned: Expect lawsuits if non-ECQ, -GCQ areas excluded
Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez has warned implementers of the second tranche of the social amelioration program (SAP) that failure to include all 18 million low-income families in the country, regardless of the quarantine status in their area, could result in criminal charges against them.Rodriguez said Section 4(c) of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act mandates that the financial assistance be distributed for two months to 18 million low-income families.However, a joint implementing guideline for the implementation of the cash aid’s second tranche si...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Government warned about slew of lawsuits
Johannesburg - The Public Service Commission (PSC) has warned the government that it faces more lawsuits following the alleged fatal attack on Alexandra resident Collins Khosa and ill-treatment of Covid-19-positive patients at various health-care centres in the country.The warning was issued by PSC commissioner Mike Selloane on Wednesday when he delivered the quarterly report on service delivery during the lockdown in Pretoria on Wednesday.“The South African government, like all governments in the world, is under immense pressure to respond to the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19."While the...