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Uber Driver Class Action Rides On


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…

WalMart Sex Bias Case Lives On

Betty Dukes

The once massive employment discrimination case against Wal-Mart is 14 years old and counting, but “lives to fight another day” a federal judge said Wednesday after lopping off more plaintiffs’ claims. Originally filed in 2001 as a class action covering…

SF Cops Face Brutality Claim


Five San Francisco police officers must face claims they brutalized and broke the wrists of a student protester during a demonstration over the fate of San Francisco Community College. A federal judge Friday refused to dismiss the civil rights claims…