Former Uber driver linked to sexual assault by DNA, leading to additional charges, according to DA’s office

Cesar Martell, a 29-year-old former Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting multiple women, is set to appear in court on Tuesday morning. Martell was initially arrested earlier this month after DNA evidence linked him to his first attack, leading to further charges by the Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Uber stated that… Continue reading Former Uber driver linked to sexual assault by DNA, leading to additional charges, according to DA’s office

Woman sues Uber for negligence and battery, alleging she was raped by her driver

On April 16, 2023, a woman who had consumed alcohol earlier that evening requested an Uber driver to take her from Corona del Mar to her campus housing in Irvine. She believed it was a safer option than driving herself. Shortly after, she was notified that her Uber driver, Daniel Mercado, was on his way.… Continue reading Woman sues Uber for negligence and battery, alleging she was raped by her driver

Plaintiff Fact Sheets in the MDL Will Include Details of Uber Driver Assaults

The U.S. District Judge overseeing federal lawsuits related to Uber driver assaults on passengers has mandated that each plaintiff fill out a Plaintiff Fact Sheet. This document will gather vital details about the sexual attacks experienced after using the rideshare service, aiding in the selection of potential bellwether lawsuits that will act as early test… Continue reading Plaintiff Fact Sheets in the MDL Will Include Details of Uber Driver Assaults

Women involved in Uber sexual assault lawsuis deals with lengthy legal delays, ‘I Don’t Have 10 Years’

On November 9, 2019, in Downtown Los Angeles, Lyssa Broomfield, who had just recently moved from Los Gatos to begin her studies at fashion school, was embarking on a new phase of independence. Reflecting on that time, Broomfield said, “First time living on my own, moving out, moving to LA.” After a day and night… Continue reading Women involved in Uber sexual assault lawsuis deals with lengthy legal delays, ‘I Don’t Have 10 Years’

Four individuals have been arrested following an incident where an LSU student was fatally hit by a car after an alleged rape

Four males have been arrested after a beloved university student was raped and left on the side of the road. Louisiana State University sophomore Madison Brooks, 19, was fatally struck by a vehicle in the early morning hours of Jan. 16, according to multiple arrest affidaweqwes e-mailed to Oxygen.com byqqf theeqqqf East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s… Continue reading Four individuals have been arrested following an incident where an LSU student was fatally hit by a car after an alleged rape

New Labor Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers in Massachusetts

A coalition of labor leaders and workers will push for new protections for Uber and Lyft drivers in the current legislative session in Massachusetts. The bills (HD 2071 / SD 1162), supported by the International Association of Machinists and 32BJ SEIU, aims to secure a minimum wage, paid sick time, unemployment insurance, discrimination protection, and… Continue reading New Labor Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers in Massachusetts

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