Motorcyclist Awarded $3 Million in Damages After Collision with CHP Car on California Freeway

VISTA, Calif. – A motorcyclist who collided with a California Highway Patrol (CHP) car while it was attempting to remove a ladder from a freeway in Solana Beach has been awarded $3 million by a North County jury. The settlement is intended to cover both past and future medical expenses for the rider, Christopher Carlisle, who was hospitalized for over a month and a half following the 2021 crash. Carlisle, 63, has undergone 13 surgeries estimated to have cost more than $1.7 million. In his negligence lawsuit filed against Officer Robert Schmidt and the CHP … Read more

Uber Agrees to Pay $178 Million Settlement to Australian Taxi and Hire Car Drivers in Landmark Legal Action

SYDNEY, Australia – Ride-hailing giant Uber has agreed to pay a whopping $178 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with taxi and hire car drivers in Australia. The drivers claimed that they suffered financial losses due to the ride-hailing app. The law firm behind the class-action suit, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, hailed the outcome as one of the most successful legal actions ever taken against Uber. In 2019, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers filed the class-action suit on behalf of more than 8,000 taxi and hire car owners and drivers. The law firm’s Principal, Michael Donelly, expressed satisfaction … Read more

From Car Sales to Courtroom Success: Attorney Finds Fulfillment and Income Doubling After Midlife Career Change

ORANGE COUNTY, California – Edwin Schwartz, a trial attorney based in Orange County, California, recently shared his journey of making a career change from sales to law. Schwartz graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s in business administration in 1992 and spent most of his twenties and thirties working in sales, including stints with software companies and car dealerships. However, he realized that sales was not his dream job and that it required long hours and unpredictable income. The decision to change careers came when Schwartz became a father to twin daughters. … Read more

Minneapolis Start-up’s Car Tracking Tags Provide Solution for Stolen Vehicles as Owners of Certain KIA and Hyundai Models Can Reap Benefits

Minneapolis, MN – TC Nighthawks, a startup in Minneapolis, has seen a surge in inquiries following a $200 million settlement against KIA and Hyundai. The settlement allows owners of certain models of these vehicles to purchase GPS-equipped car-tracking tags and be reimbursed for the expense. TC Nighthawks, which debuted the tags last year to assist in the recovery of stolen vehicles, is anticipating increased sales as a result. Notices regarding the settlement and the process for reclaiming out-of-pocket expenses related to thefts and attempted thefts will be sent out this week via mail and email. … Read more