“Uber’s answer and motion papers denied the putative class plaintiffs’ claim that Uber was miscalculating its service fee off the gross fare rather than the net after tolls, taxes and ancillary fees- including the Black Car Fund – and therefore were underpaying the drivers. Then 10 days ago, they issued a press release admitting to doing just that. Its that simple.” Scott B. Richman, an attorney with Held & Hines LLP, who represents the drivers.
“By Uber’s own admission, they have breached the service agreement and addendum and now admit to plaintiffs and the putative class members that they were improperly calculating payment to drivers,” the letter said. “It is apparent that Uber has known about these miscalculations for some time and their failure to notify the court or amend their answer to date is striking.” The letter also said the parties had a conference before a magistrate judge on the same day the news reports about Uber’s admission started to come out – May 23 – “and the defendants failed to notify the court or parties of this forthcoming, critical development in this matter.” The drivers’ attorney Scott B. Richman of Held & Hines LLP told Law360 Uber’s recent public admission confirmed what he and his clients alleged more than a year ago – that “Uber has been ripping off its drivers for years.” “Now that they have finally come clean, we hope the Court restores the plaintiffs’ claim and allows them to pursue restitution and other damages,” he said.
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Marc Held of Held & Hines LLP, another attorney for the plaintiffs, said in a statement on Thursday that “Uber keeps repackaging the same old arguments.”
“Plaintiffs are confident the court will see through Uber’s pro forma opposition and find in favor of the plaintiffs,” Held added.
The board investigated the allegations and found them “without merit,” a lawyer for the Zgodnys said.
“My clients are confident the courts will do the same and dismiss this frivolous lawsuit,” attorney Marc Held said.
It’s too often inmates’ reports of being victim to excessive force are covered up by prison officials and staff,” Hines said. “The vast majority of those victims never receive the acknowledgment or justice they deserve.”
A lawsuit by Moore over the incident remains pending. His lawyer, Philip Hines, said Moore was “extremely pleased” by Wednesday’s charges.
Rikers worker traded Popeyes chicken for sex with inmates: suit By Kathianne Boniello July 3, 2016 A Rikers Island health-clinic worker plied female inmates with Popeyes chicken, candy, gum and cigarettes in exchange for sex, the women claim in a lawsuit. By law, inmates are considered unable to consent to sex with their jailers and others in power over them. The three inmates say physician’s assistant Sidney Wilson “repeatedly raped, sexually assaulted and abused” them over two years, telling them he […]