In California Uber Drivers Are Employees

In a recent decision the California Labor Commission determined that an Uber driver is not an independent contractor but that Uber drivers are employees.  Uber sells themselves to potential drivers as an opportunity to make money when they want and how often they want.  Recently a former Uber driver filed a claim for back wages…

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Cell Phone Related Accidents

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety, as of September 2014, there have been about 2,400 collision which officers attributed to distracted driving.  Not all of these accidents necessarily mean the use of cell phone and other mobile devices.  However cell phone related accidents comprised 167 of the 2400 accidents.  (I would speculate that the…

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Injured By An Elevator?

An odd question you may not hear often is were you injured by an elevator?  Believe it or not it does happen, and in some cases proving the that the owner of the building is at fault may not be as difficult as one may believe.  There is a concept in law known as Res…

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Injured at the Gym or On Someone Else's Property?

Where you injured at the gym or on someone else’s property? I found a great article regarding health club liability for personal injuries.  While the article discuss NY law, it is based on the same underlying common law  as Arizona regarding landowner liability to third persons.  Particularly those who are considered business invitees. An Arizona…

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