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December 2, 2019

Drivers Say DoorDash Circumventing Arbitration Rules

More than 2,200 DoorDash couriers have accused the app-based food delivery company of stonewalling their individual arbitrations by trying to force new terms on them that upend the arbitration procedure they already agreed to and violates ethics rules, according to California federal court filings. Read more at Law360 (subscription required)

December 2, 2019

DoorDash Must Arbitrate Misclassification Suit, Couriers Say

More than 2,200 DoorDash Inc. couriers want the on-demand delivery company to abide by the arbitration agreements it uses to thwart would-be litigants and also are suing to stop the company from issuing new agreements to the drivers. Keller Postman LLC represents the couriers. Read more at Bloomberg Law – […]

December 2, 2019

$11.5M Postmates Driver Deal In PAGA Suit Needs More Info

A California state judge indicated she had “significant concerns” about a proposed $11.5 million settlement in a suit alleging Postmates Inc. misclassified delivery couriers as independent contractors, telling the parties in a tentative ruling Thursday to come back with more information to justify their deal. Intervenors and objectors are represented […]

December 2, 2019

Judge Accuses DoorDash of Trying to ‘Squirm’ Out of Arbitration

A federal judge Monday accused food delivery service DoorDash of trying to “squirm” out of its obligation to arbitrate labor disputes with more than 2,000 workers after it was ordered to pay more than $11 million in arbitration fees. “Your law firm and all your firms have tried for 20 […]

December 2, 2019

After Postmates Again Balks at Arbitration Fees, Workers Seek Contempt Order

Lawyers representing more than 5,200 Postmates couriers who have filed individual demands for arbitration of their wage-and-hour claims against the food and grocery delivery company filed a contempt motion last week in Oakland federal court, arguing that Postmates is defying an Oct. 22 order compelling the company to arbitrate workers’ […]

July 31, 2019

Arizona Files Novel Lawsuit in Supreme Court Over Opioid Crisis

Saying the opioid crisis requires bold measures, the state of Arizona filed an audacious lawsuit in the Supreme Court on Wednesday asking the justices to order members of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, to return what the state said were billions of dollars looted from the company. Read […]

June 12, 2019

Amazon Recorded Kids Without Consent, Privacy Suits Say

The minors’ attorneys at Keller Postman LLC said Tuesday that Amazon is plainly violating the law by recording children without consent. “Amazon is using illegally obtained recordings of children to feed its data machine and boost profits, regardless of the consequences for privacy,” the firm said in an email. “Our […]

June 11, 2019

Amazon’s Alexa Devices Violate Children’s Privacy, Class Actions Say

A pair of class actions filed Tuesday by Keller Postman LLC and co-counsel Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP allege that Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices, like Echo and Echo Dot, illegally record the conversations of children. “Alexa routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of […]

May 28, 2019

Rochester Files $75m Lawsuit Over Opioid Crisis

City officials say Rochester has hired a coalition of law firms to handle this matter at no expense to taxpayers. The litigation will be led locally by the Minnesota firm of Hoff Barry P.A. National trial counsel will be the complex litigation boutique law firms Keller Postman LLC and Consovoy […]