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Seattle Judge Hears Challenge to Uber, Lyft Union Law
Uber

Seattle Judge Hears Challenge to Uber, Lyft Union Law

Seattle last year became the first U.S. city to pass a law giving drivers for ride-hailing apps, as well as taxi and for-hire drivers, the right to collectively negotiate on pay and working conditions.
Theranos CEO Holmes Barred From Operating Lab for 2 Years
Theranos

Theranos CEO Holmes Barred From Operating Lab for 2 Years

"While we are disappointed by CMS' decision, we take these matters very seriously and are committed to fully resolving all outstanding issues," Holmes said in a statement.
This Robot Lawyer Could Help You Get Out of a Parking Ticket
Apps

This Robot Lawyer Could Help You Get Out of a Parking Ticket

DoNotPay, developed by a London-born teenager, has a success rate of 64 percent.
Microsoft Partners With a Legal Weed Startup
Microsoft

Microsoft Partners With a Legal Weed Startup

By teaming with startup "Kind" on plant tracking apps, it's breaking a corporate no-no.
Steve Dent
Uber to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Driver Lawsuit Over Background Checks
Uber

Uber to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Driver Lawsuit Over Background Checks

The case in San Francisco federal court involved allegations that Uber terminated drivers from its platform after obtaining their consumer background reports without authorization.
Brazil Lawmakers Propose Bill to Shield WhatsApp
Performance Ignited

Brazil Lawmakers Propose Bill to Shield WhatsApp

The legislation will now have to pass through several other congressional committees before being put to vote in the floor of the lower and upper house.
5 Common Legal Mistakes That Can Trip-Up Your Startup
Radicals & Visionaries

5 Common Legal Mistakes That Can Trip-Up Your Startup

Spare yourself unnecessary grief and avoid these legal mistakes.
Nathan Resnick
Big Business Leaders Urge Repeal of Mississippi Law Opposed by LGBT Community
Laws

Big Business Leaders Urge Repeal of Mississippi Law Opposed by LGBT Community

'The business community, by and large, has consistently communicated to lawmakers at every level that such laws are bad for our employees and bad for business.'
Deeply Divided White House Will Not Support Encryption Legislation
Legislation

Deeply Divided White House Will Not Support Encryption Legislation

The political debate over the limits of encryption rages on.
Pfizer, Allergan Scrap $160 Billion Deal After U.S. Tax Rule Change
Mergers and Acquisitions

Pfizer, Allergan Scrap $160 Billion Deal After U.S. Tax Rule Change

The merger would have allowed New York-based Pfizer to cut its tax bill by an estimated $1 billion annually by domiciling in Ireland, where tax rates are lower.
San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Mandate Paid Parental Leave
San Francisco

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Mandate Paid Parental Leave

The unanimously approved law allows parents to receive their full salary for six weeks, beginning in 2017.
PayPal Pulls North Carolina Plan to Protest Transgender Bathroom Law
PayPal

PayPal Pulls North Carolina Plan to Protest Transgender Bathroom Law

'The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal's mission and culture,' CEO says.
FCC Advances Proposal Forbidding Internet Providers From Collecting User Data Without Permission
Performance Ignited

FCC Advances Proposal Forbidding Internet Providers From Collecting User Data Without Permission

Under the rules providers would need to tell consumers what information is being collected, how it is being used and when it will be shared.
Sound Off: Should Distracted Walkers Be Fined or Jailed?
Mobile

Sound Off: Should Distracted Walkers Be Fined or Jailed?

A New Jersey lawmaker has put forward a bill that stipulates pedestrians with their faces in their phones will pay a fine of $50 or spend up to 15 days in jail.
Carly Okyle