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NY POST: Marc Held, Partner at Held & Hines, LLP Quoted Re: Equinox Class-Action Lawsuit Equinox gym let men have orgies in steam room: suit By Kathianne Boniello May 19, 2018 | 9:08pm | Updated The men’s steam rooms at Equinox gyms are such a hotbed of lust, one Manhattan outpost let its members hold orgies there, a lawsuit claims. A man who complained after a masturbating stranger allegedly laid a hand on him during a steam said he heard the orgy claim from a manager in October. He’s one of five men who banded […]

Law360: Held & Hines’ Uber Class-Action Settlement Approved by Federal Court NY Uber Drivers’ $3M Deal In Fare Cut Spat Gets Early OK Share us on: By Law360 (May 4, 2018, 4:24 PM EDT) — A New York federal judge on Friday greenlighted a $3 million settlement in a putative class action alleging Uber miscalculated taxes and deductions from drivers’ fares or falsely promised that they would earn a guaranteed income, saying the deal is substantive enough and procedurally fair. Despite objections from other drivers who’ve separately sued Uber Technologies […]

Work Comp Central: Marc Held Quoted Regarding Uber Class-Action Settlement

Thursday, January 11, 2018 Uber Agrees to Settle Class Action, Denies Taking Comp Premiums From Drivers By J. Todd Foster Uber agreed to pay more than 2,000 New York drivers $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the ride-share company illegally took a 2.5% workers’ compensation premium surcharge from drivers instead of passengers. Under the preliminary settlement, agreed to Monday but not yet signed by U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in Brooklyn, $1 million of the settlement would […]

CNET: Phil Hines, Parner of Held & Hines, LL Is Quoted in the Uber Class-Action Settlement

“The $3M settlement provides long overdue compensation to the approximately 2,400 New York drivers that opted out of the arbitration provision in the Uber driver agreement,” said Philip Hines of Held & Hines LLP, the law firm representing the drivers. “The overwhelming majority of New York drivers were not able to successfully opt out of arbitration and so we are pursuing these same claims on behalf of these clients at arbitration proceedings.”

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