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Lyft received a whopping 7 sexual assault lawsuits in a day

Lyft was served with seven sexual assault lawsuits on Aug. 1. Plaintiffs in each case are alleging they were raped or assaulted by their Lyft drivers and still charged for their rideeven after they reported the incidents to the company. In the lawsuits, four of the women allege that they were raped by their drivers, and three others say they were sexually assaulted. In addition to the rape and sexual assault allegations, some of the plaintiffs experienced sexual harassment and stalking. In each case, Lyft collected a fee for the…

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A coal kingpin’s defamation lawsuit against John Oliver has been dismissed

John Oliver’s legal tussle with a man he once called a “geriatric Dr. Evil” is over and the HBO late night host has every reason to be happy. West Virginia judge Jeffrey Cramer has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed against Oliver by Robert Murray, the coal baron behind Murray Energy Corp. SEE ALSO: The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin’s lawsuit against John Oliver Murray, along with his company, had sued HBO in June over a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment which focused on American coal mining,…

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Crunch Report | Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick

Benchmark sues former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Facebook buys computer vision startup focused on adding objects to video Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito hamzeEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but…

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