Uber Driver Ruled an Employee in Yet Another Case

Uber has lost another cases over the categorization of its fleet of drivers – whether they are employees or contractors. Reuters reports that the California Employment Development Department (EDD) has ruled that a former Uber driver was in fact an…

Uber Drivers Granted Class Action in ‘Employee or Contractor’ Suit

There’s been an important development in a lawsuit brought against Uber over the much-publicized tensions between the company’s insistence that its drivers are independent contractors and some drivers’ claim that they are employees. A US District Judge has ruled that…

Uber Sued Again Over Employee / Contractor Issue

Uber’s stance has always been that it’s a software company. Uber connects people wanting a ride to those offering a ride. It’s a logistics company. Uber simply connects third-party contractors with customers. Its drivers are independent contractors, not employees. That…

Uber Settles Lawsuit over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl

Uber has settled a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic death of a six-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve, 2013. On December 31st at around 8pm, Sofia Liu, her younger brother Anthony, and mother Huan Kuang were struck as…

New Jersey Explosion Leaves One Dead, 55 Homes Damaged

On Tuesday, an explosion in a New Jersey condominium development left one person dead and seven workers injured. According to local authorities, the blast occurred at the Ewing Township “after a gas line was damaged by contractors who were digging in the area.” A…

Sanborn Fined Over Iraq Map Outsourcing

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that the Sanborn Map Company has been fined $2.1 million over false contract claims it submitted with regards to its Army Corps of Engineers contracts in Iraq. According to the DOJ, Sanborn was…

U.S. Sues KBR Over False Military Contract Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) today announced that it is suing Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) and two Kuwaiti companies for providing false claims as part of a contract to provide logistical support for the U.S. Army in Iraq.…

HGTV Host Bill Beckwith Dies at the Age of 38

Thirty-eight-year-old Bill Beckwith, the popular carpenter who starred on HGTV’s Curb Appeal, tragically died in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco. Beckwith’s motorcycle was hit around 8:30 on Monday night close to Oak Street and Steiner Street. The driver involved…