Uber settles $25M lawsuit over driver safety

Ridesharing company Uber has agreed to pay $25 million to settle a lawsuit by Los Angeles and San Francisco alleging the company misled customers about its safety. The settlement sends a message that laws designed to protect consumers cannot be ignored. The suit was brought by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. San Francisco-based Uber will cease claiming … Continue reading Uber settles $25M lawsuit over driver safety

Alaska Airlines nearing deal with Virgin America

Deal would be first airline merger since 2013 Alaska Airlines is expected to buy Virgin America very soon. Alaska’s purchase of Virgin America would amount to $2 billion. An announcement is expected to be made on Monday. The purchase would be the first U.S. commercial airline merger since U.S. Airways and American Airlines combined in 2013. It would boost the size of Alaska Air’s home … Continue reading Alaska Airlines nearing deal with Virgin America

Vizio facing more lawsuits over data collecting abuse

Vizio, the company best known for its cheap TVs, is now facing a major lawsuit over their recently revealed data collection practices. And it doesn’t seem as if the controversy is going to blow over in a jiffy. On the contrary, as first reported by Consumer Reports, it has boiled over into court. While that site only referred to a single lawsuit in its report, turns … Continue reading Vizio facing more lawsuits over data collecting abuse