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August 19, 2016

In the News Today – August 19

  • Editorial Calls for Reforms to Rein in ‘Unscrupulous’ Plaintiffs’ Attorneys: The Oklahoman republishes a Washington Examiner editorial which cites the Second Circuit’s recent ruling that plaintiffs’ attorney Steven Donzinger had garnered in Ecuadorian court a $9.5 billion judgement against Chevron in calling for “greater transparency and reform to eliminate incentives for unscrupulous practitioners to snatch ill-gotten gains.” (The Oklahoman/Washington Examiner)

 

  • Judge Rejects $100 Million Uber Settlement: A federal judge rejected a $100 million settlement between ride-share company Uber and drivers in two states who contend the company should “treat them as employers, rather than contractors.” The proposed settlement had called for Uber to pay $84 million to drivers and another $16 million if the company goes public. The parties will meet in court in mid-September to determine next steps. (Wall Street Journal)

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