Articles tagged “legal”

Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

Dennis Schaal and Sean O'Neill, Skift

A federal appeals court has asked for a partial do-over in antitrust litigation between US Airways and travel tech firm Sabre. After more than eight years and millions of dollars in expenses, the case has partly been reset to square one. Remarkable.

2 months ago

Sabre Dares U.S. Justice Department to Sue It Over Farelogix Deal

Sabre Dares U.S. Justice Department to Sue It Over Farelogix Deal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The travel technology giant said Wednesday it would go ahead with its planned $360 million acquisition on August 21. If the U.S. federal attorneys aren't happy about it, they can sue, Sabre said. No travel tech company has used, and threatened in public to use, its lawyers as much as Sabre in the past decade.

3 months ago

Airbnb Settles Race Discrimination Complaint in California

Airbnb Settles Race Discrimination Complaint in California

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whatever can be done to prevent discrimination and bias on the Airbnb platform is a good thing. Let's just hope this plan works toward that goal.

3 years ago

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Besides stripping away the fundamental rights of an already marginalized group, the stack of "Bathroom Bills" piling up in state legislatures around the country will only drive away meetings and conventions, and the valuable economic income they bring with them.

3 years ago

Uber Appoints Former Attorney General Holder to Review Sexual Harassment Suit

Uber Appoints Former Attorney General Holder to Review Sexual Harassment Suit

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Silicon Valley is certainly keeping former Attorney General Eric J. Holder very busy these days.

3 years 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.

3 years ago

Agritourism Is Booming and So Are Concerns Over Safety and Liability

Agritourism Is Booming and So Are Concerns Over Safety and Liability

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

Nothing worse then getting a city slicker stuck in the thresher. That will literally kill your TripAdvisor rating. Seriously though, it's better for everyone when farms think of tis as a res business, not just a one-time thing to make extra cash.

4 years ago

Cruise Line Protections Against Medical Malpractice Challenged by Ruling

5 years ago

United and Orbitz Sue Site for Selling Hidden City Tickets

United and Orbitz Sue Site for Selling Hidden City Tickets

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

For consumers who don't know better, a hidden city on an outbound flight can lead to a cancellation of the return. But beyond this, Skiplagged's behavior simply calls into question airlines' over-complicated fare structures.

5 years ago

Lyft Sues Ex-COO Hired by Uber for Sharing Expansion Plans

Lyft Sues Ex-COO Hired by Uber for Sharing Expansion Plans

Karen Gullo, Bloomberg

What? Uber playing dirty?

5 years ago

Authorities Say Uber and Lyft Mislead Users About Background Checks and Fares

Authorities Say Uber and Lyft Mislead Users About Background Checks and Fares

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

The state set the stage for the background check problems when it classified the e-hail services differently than non e-hail car services that do exactly the same thing -- and provide more comprehensive safety checks.

5 years ago

U.S. Officials Tighten Practices for Stopping, Searching Private Planes

U.S. Officials Tighten Practices for Stopping, Searching Private Planes

Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times

Private pilots have complained about officials' aggressive search techniques and their success rate suggests better tracking is needed to shift focus from innocent pilots to those engaged in criminal activity.

5 years ago