Category: US District Court

Monkey Business by PETA


Animal rights activists at PETA want to give a whole new meaning to the phrase monkey business – as in, suing for a monkey’s copyrights to his own selfie. PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, went to federal…

Uber Drivers Win Class Status


Sharing economy businesses may have to start sharing more wealth with their on-demand labor force.  A federal judge agreed Tuesday to grant Uber’s 160,000 California drivers class action status to jointly pursue their claims that they are Uber employees and…

Six Indicted in DMV Bribery Case


Dirty Department of Motor Vehicles workers accepted bribes from trucking schools to get at least 100 commercial licenses for drivers who didn’t take, or failed,  tests, federal prosecutors alleged Tuesday. Federal prosecutors charged six people Tuesday with conspiracy, bribery and…