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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

Poetic Justice: Judge Alsup Berates DoorDash for Trying to Escape Its Own Arbitration Agreement

A federal judge rebuked DoorDash for trying to get out of its own arbitration agreement as thousands of its delivery drivers pursue individual arbitration against the company. Chicago’s Keller Lenkner, plaintiffs counsel for the DoorDash couriers, asked the judge for a temporary restraining order because DoorDash attempted to impose a new arbitration agreement on drivers one day after the American Arbitration Association closed out thousands of cases for failure to pay filing fees.

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.

June 12, 2019

Amazon Recorded Kids Without Consent, Privacy Suits Say

The minors’ attorney, Travis D. Lenkner of Keller Lenkner 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,” Lenkner said in an […]

June 11, 2019

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

A pair of class actions filed Tuesday by Keller Lenkner 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 […]