Articles tagged “lawsuits”

A Brief Summary of Uber’s No Good Very Bad Year

A Brief Summary of Uber’s No Good Very Bad Year

Associated Press

And it is only May.

1 week ago

The Eagles Sue a Hotel California for Having the Same Name as Their Old Hit Song

The Eagles Sue a Hotel California for Having the Same Name as Their Old Hit Song

Associated Press

Since this hotel has been making this connection for decades without issue, we hope this doesn't mean the Eagles are opening up a chain of Hotel California-themed hotels.

2 weeks ago

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Triggers Legal Challenges Anew

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Triggers Legal Challenges Anew

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Critics of Trump's initial travel ban have gone to court over the second one, as well. Plaintiffs include Washington, Hawaii and New York states. Some of the basic tenets of the first one remain intact and others are gone. It will be up to the courts to decide this one, too.

3 months ago

TUI Group in the Spotlight Following Tunisia Beach Attack Verdict

TUI Group in the Spotlight Following Tunisia Beach Attack Verdict

Alistair Smout, Reuters

Although the inquiry judge rejected a finding of "neglect" against TUI, the company is set to face further legal scrutiny from a case brought by some of the victims' families.

3 months ago

Expedia Calls Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Detrimental to Business’ in New Lawsuit

Expedia Calls Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Detrimental to Business’ in New Lawsuit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From a financial standpoint, President Trump's executive order temporarily blocking travel to the U.S. from the seven countries is going to cost money for Expedia and other travel companies. That's just the dollars and euros part of it -- the moral and legal issues loom large, as well.

4 months ago

The First Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Over His Hotel Business

The First Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Over His Hotel Business

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press

The travel industry has always wanted to have one of its best in a position of power in government. We're still waiting.

4 months ago

Chicago Airbnb Hosts Sue City Over Information-Sharing

Chicago Airbnb Hosts Sue City Over Information-Sharing

Associated Press

If Chicago is indeed a model for how Airbnb wants to cooperate with municipalities going forward, this lawsuit being filed by Chicago-area Airbnb hosts demonstrates just how difficult that may be for Airbnb to achieve, not only in the Windy City but in many other cities as well.

6 months ago

Judge Tells Airbnb He Doesn’t Buy Its Free Speech Argument in San Francisco

Judge Tells Airbnb He Doesn’t Buy Its Free Speech Argument in San Francisco

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

The CDA has been stretched so far to allow so many kinds of behavior by Internet companies that this is a nice victory for common sense.

7 months ago

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Joshua Brustein and Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg

New York legislators wrote this law with Airbnb's legal response in mind. We think arguing on these grounds will prove difficult for the company.

7 months ago

Judge in Airbnb Vs. San Francisco Fight Questions Communications Decency Act Defense

Judge in Airbnb Vs. San Francisco Fight Questions Communications Decency Act Defense

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press

We really don't think the free speech argument is the way for Airbnb to proceed here, especially in a city where many people support the service. We think a new model of transparency and collaboration is much better.

8 months ago

Uber Loses Early Battle to Lyft Over Fake Ride Dirty Trick Claims

Uber Loses Early Battle to Lyft Over Fake Ride Dirty Trick Claims

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

Arbitration requirements by tech upstarts are an insult to their users — both drivers and passengers alike.

9 months ago

Uber Wants Arbitration, Not Class-Action Lawsuit in Surge-Pricing Case

Uber Wants Arbitration, Not Class-Action Lawsuit in Surge-Pricing Case

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

Of course they want arbitration, which stacks the deck against consumers and in favor of the companies. We'd love to see sharing economy companies stop hiding behind arbitration rules in their terms & conditions.

12 months ago