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Legal Issues

Legal Issues

Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits

The multiple worker classification lawsuits filed against the company were the 'deciding factor.'
Legal Issues

Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit by Employees Over Bag Searches

The complaint say the company's policy of checking retail employees' bags as a security precaution was embarrassing and demeaning.
Privacy Concerns

Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit

Android users said the company violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission.
SEC

U.S. Chamber Calls for Long List of Reforms for SEC Enforcement Program

The Chamber's key recommendations lay out ways to bolster due process for defendants in SEC enforcement actions, it says.
Legal Issues

A Complex Answer to a Simple Question Might Have Just Saved Dell's Owners Millions

The computer maker won a legal fight that stemmed from the buyout of Dell in 2013 by founder Michael Dell and his private equity partner.
Antitrust

FTC Exploring Apple Rules for Streaming Music Rivals in App Store

Regulators are said to be looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law.
Legal Issues

Uber Pushes Back Against California Driver Lawsuit

The case could decide whether Uber's drivers are independent contractors or employees.
Legal

The Lesser Known Strategy to Avoiding Costly Legal Disputes in the Courtroom

With a 'when in doubt – sue' society, this tactic can help avoid expensive legal bills.
Starting a Business

Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through before starting a craft brewing business.
Legal Issues

Amazon Must Face Trademark Lawsuit Over Search Results

A watchmaker says the online retailer's search results can cause confusion for potential customers.
Legal Issues

Another Peer-to-Peer Startup Just Turned Its Contract Workers Into Employees

California's ruling that an Uber driver must be classified as an employee is rippling across the sharing economy.
Economics

Why More Overtime Could Be Bad for Employees

One study suggests that the worst impact of making more workers eligible for overtime would be not on the companies or their shareholders, but on the workers themselves.
Starting a Business

The Legal Lowdown on Starting a Brewery or Distillery

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through in your state before starting a craft alcoholic beverage business.
Legal Issues

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google's Appeal in Oracle Case

The move means Oracle is allowed to seek licensing fees for the use of its Java programming language.