Lyft Offers to Settle New York Driver Classification Disputes Jan. 9, 2020, 3:52 PM Drivers say they should be considered employees Lawyers urge drivers to reject the deal Lyft Inc. has offered to pay New York ride-share drivers about $100 to $600 each to settle a lawsuit alleging the company misclassified them as contractors instead of employees, but the deal would require the drivers to keep quiet about it. Lawyers for a class of some 8,000 drivers are already advising them […]
Law360: Juno Creditors Seek Ch. 11 Investigation Of Lyft Deal By Rick Archer Law360 (January 9, 2020, 5:40 PM EST) — The unsecured creditors of bankrupt ride-hailing company Juno USA have asked a Delaware judge for permission to investigate the possibility creditors are being shorted of the proceeds of a pre-Chapter 11 sale of company assets to competitor Lyft Inc. In a request filed Wednesday for discovery into the sale and Juno’s corporate structure, the unsecured creditors committee said what evidence they […]
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Lawyer accused of Equinox lewdness: steamy ads led to ‘false’ claim By Priscilla DeGregory May 20, 2019 | 6:08pm These gym ads were so steamy they helped ruin a Manhattan lawyer’s reputation, a new lawsuit claims. Steven Hammond, a former partner at the firm Hughes, Hubbard and Reed, says in a $10 million defamation suit, that a hyper-sexualized Equinox campaign emboldened a gym employee to falsely accuse him of pleasuring himself in front of him in the steam room. The gym’s 2016-’17 “Commit […]
Another such accusation comes from Dino Sajudin, a former doorman for one of Trump’s buildings in New York City. Sajudin’s lawyer, Marc Held, told NBC News in a statement that Sajudin was threatened by AMI, which he said had paid him $30,000 to keep quiet about a relationship between Trump and a Playboy Playmate.
Sajudin’s agreement included a $1 million penalty if he spoke out.
“AMI threatened Dino Sajudin that speaking up would have detrimental, life changing consequences for him and his family,” Held said in the statement.
Woman first to claim infection after surgery at New Jersey facility NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former patient at a New Jersey surgical facility that state health officials said may have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and other blood-borne pathogens has tested positive for hepatitis B, one of her lawyers said on Thursday. The unidentified 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed on Monday, is the first of 3,778 former patients at HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle […]
A New York woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after undergoing surgery at a facility in New Jersey that recently warned more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis as a result of “deficiencies in infection control” at the center. The 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, underwent shoulder surgery at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in August. In December, she was one of the 3,778 patients who received […]
WPIX A Brooklyn woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after having a procedure at a New Jersey surgery center that later warned thousands of patients they may have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. The 58-year-old woman was one of more than 3,000 patients who were urged to get their blood tested by HealthPlus Surgery Center, which said their had been issues with sterilization. The warning applied to patients who had procedures at […]
“Going into a hospital or surgery center for any type of procedure is scary enough. Leaving that very same place with an unwarranted long-term disease, that could cause liver failure, cancer or death, due to on-site negligence, is simply reprehensible,” Marc Held said.