Litigation Section

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Wearable Tech May Aid in Personal Injury Claims

“In the world of personal injury law wearable tech may become a pivotal element in bringing justice to those who have become victims,” according to Law Technology Today. The article explores the use of items like Smartwatches when making a personal injury claim, along with the possible issues that could arise from misusing the technology.  

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Plaintiff in Uber Suit Challenges $100M Settlement

The ABA Journal reports one of the first drivers to file what has become a class action against Uber Technologies made a filing Monday in opposition to a $100 million settlement. Drivers in the suit, first filed in 2013, contend they were misclassified as independent contractors when they were actually employees, and Uber doesn’t pay them enough for mileage and expenses. Plaintiff Douglas O’Connor, one of the first to file, said he felt “utterly betrayed” by class counsel Shannon Liss-Riordan and that the settlement is not in the best interest of Uber drivers. 

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