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October 24, 2018

Big Pharma accused of driving up health costs with opioid scourge

Representing Green-Kuchta, our firm has filed similar class action lawsuits in 15 other states. We represent a new front against the industry because they seek to recover damages paid by private people as opposed to the lawsuits brought by governments on behalf of the taxpayers. Most of the litigation that […]

October 17, 2018

Philly UberBlack Drivers Press 3rd Circ. For Employee Status

Philadelphia-based Uber limo drivers told the Third Circuit on Monday that they’re similar to migrant workers who are compensated at the whim of an economically dominant entity, meaning they should be recognized as employees entitled to proper wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

October 9, 2018

Limo Co. Says Uber Drivers Are Employees Under Dynamex

A California limousine company told a federal court Friday that the state’s newly adopted Dynamex standard for distinguishing between independent contractors and employees will show that Uber Technologies Inc. has misclassified its drivers to get a competitive edge over traditional taxicabs and limousine companies.

October 6, 2018

Plaintiff Asks Judge to Classify Uber Drivers as Employees Under ‘Dynamex’

Lawyers at Robins Kaplan and Keller Postman sued Uber last month on behalf of a SoCal livery service claiming that ride-haling app company saves millions in required benefits and payroll costs by misclassifying drivers, and targets their client with “below-cost and anti-competitive pricing.” – – – *As of April 2022, […]

September 14, 2018

Limo firm to Uber: You misclassify your drivers as contractors, which is unfair

A Southern California limousine company sued Uber in federal court earlier this week, alleging violations of state unfair-competition laws. While a company suing Uber is not new, the proposed class-action lawsuit appears to rely on a recently decided California Supreme Court decision that makes it more difficult for companies to […]

September 12, 2018

Competitor Suit Could Make Uber Change Labor Practices

Uber has for years successfully fought off lawsuits claiming it misclassifies drivers as contractors, but a class action filed by a competitor this week could force the ride-hail giant to finally start treating drivers like employees.  

September 11, 2018

Limo Co. Accuses Uber Of Unfair Prices, Underpaying Drivers

A limousine company has filed a proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. in California federal court alleging that the ride-sharing service has unfairly stolen business from traditional cab companies by low-balling its drivers’ wages and unfairly steering clear of the required costs of doing business.