Author Archive for Pamela A. MacLean

Nursing Home Forced-Drugging Limited

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Nursing home practices that include giving mind-altering drugs to residents without family representatives to give consent is unconstitutional, an Alameda County Superior Court has ruled. Since 1992, California nursing homes have used a state law to justify making routine medical…

Snowmobile Access Upended

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In a victory for Montana environmentalists, a federal appeals court found the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to minimize snow mobile damage on 3.5 million acres of wild lands failed to pass legal muster. Although the Forest Service plan actually reduced…

More Uber Worker Troubles

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Rider service, Uber Technologies, has appealed a California Labor Commission ruling that its on-call drivers are employees, not independent contractors as the company has always claimed. The appeal was filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court. The Labor Commission decision…

Uber Driver Class Action Rides On

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Uber Technologies, the on-call ride service, must face class action claims that its no-tipping policy violates Massachusetts law and amounts to unjust enrichment and contract violations. A federal judge last week denied Uber’s motion to dismiss the claims.  Uber did…