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September 3, 2015

In the News Today – September 3, 2015

The class action lawsuit against Uber could have major implications for the ride-sharing company’s business model, but also that of all “sharing economy” tech companies that rely on apps that connect independent contractors with consumers. (Wall Street Journal)

Of the $371 million in Deepwater Horizon settlements awarded to local governments last month, Louisiana law firms stand to rake in a hefty percentage of that in legal fees. For example, one Houma, LA-based firm handled “at least 25 claims worth more than $30 million in settlement money for which it will take in around $7.7 million in legal fees.” (Louisiana Record)

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