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 […]
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.
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.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of livery services by lawyers at Robins Kaplan and Keller Postman, seeks an injunction barring Uber from pricing rides below cost and treble damages for Uber’s allegedly anti-competitive activity. – – – *As of April 2022, the firm has changed its name from Keller Lenkner […]
Uber Technologies Inc. may be saving more than $500 million a year by misclassifying its California drivers as independent contractors, according to a lawsuit that claims the ride-hailing company is flouting a ruling by the state’s highest court.
From the complaint (available here): “Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has admitted that Uber’s rapid accumulation of market share in the transportation industry was accompanied by a culture of rule breaking. In his words, “[t]he culture went wrong” at Uber and “[t]he governance of the company went wrong.” Khosrowshahi has assured […]
“This validates the theory of the complaint, which is that funding was not secure at the time that Mr Musk issued his tweet,” said Ashley Keller, an attorney at Keller Postman who has filed one of several class-action suits. – – – *As of April 2022, the firm has changed […]
Opioid makers and distributors, including Purdue Pharma and McKesson Corp., on Tuesday, were hit with proposed class actions in federal courts in eight states alleging that they caused health insurance premiums to soar by fueling the “deadliest drug crisis in American history.
Jordan A. Shaw, partner at Fort Lauderdale-based firm Zebersky Payne, and Ashley Keller, founding partner at Chicago litigation firm Keller Postman, filed a putative class action lawsuitalleging several pharmaceutical companies caused the price of medical insurance to rise in Florida due to their misconduct. – – – *As of April […]
Keller Postman LLC (“Keller Postman”) today updates investors on its previously announced securities fraud class action filed against Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla”) and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk (“Musk”), and announces the launch of a new dedicated website, www.teslatweets.com. – – – *As of April 2022, the firm has changed […]