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Law360: Held & Hines’ Uber Case Published: Uber Forced To Admit Wrongdoing

“By Uber’s own admission, they have breached the service agreement and addendum and now admit to plaintiffs and the putative class members that they were improperly calculating payment to drivers,” the letter said. “It is apparent that Uber has known about these miscalculations for some time and their failure to notify the court or amend their answer to date is striking.” The letter also said the parties had a conference before a magistrate judge on the same day the news reports about Uber’s admission started to come out – May 23 – “and the defendants failed to notify the court or parties of this forthcoming, critical development in this matter.” The drivers’ attorney Scott B. Richman of Held & Hines LLP told Law360 Uber’s recent public admission confirmed what he and his clients alleged more than a year ago – that “Uber has been ripping off its drivers for years.” “Now that they have finally come clean, we hope the Court restores the plaintiffs’ claim and allows them to pursue restitution and other damages,” he said.

NY Post: Held & Hines’ Rikers Case Reported In the Media

Rikers worker traded Popeyes chicken for sex with inmates: suit By Kathianne Boniello July 3, 2016 A Rikers Island health-clinic worker plied female inmates with Popeyes chicken, candy, gum and cigarettes in exchange for sex, the women claim in a lawsuit. By law, inmates are considered unable to consent to sex with their jailers and others in power over them. The three inmates say physician’s assistant Sidney Wilson “repeatedly raped, sexually assaulted and abused” them over two years, telling them he […]

NY Post: Marc Held, Partner, Held & Hines, LLP quoted re: Uber Class-Action Lawsuit

“Uber drivers are employees of this billion dollar company, not independent contractors and deserve the same rights, benefits and compensation as permitted under New York State Law,” said Marc Held, a partner at Held and Hines.
“These are hard working men and women who are being exploited. Uber needs to recognize this and compensate them accordingly.”

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