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Autonomous vehicle companies still appear all-in on the development of self-driving cars—despite recent accidents and hesitation from states to grant the companies expanded testing authorization. On March 18, an Uber self-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street in Tempe, Arizona. Uber responded by stopping testing in Arizona and San Francisco, Toronto, and […]

INTRODUCTION San Francisco is the home of the platform economy. Uber and Airbnb—the poster children of that economy—launched their initial products in the city and used the feedback garnered from Bay Area users to perfect their business models. These and other platform companies also started to build their loyal user bases with Bay Area consumers. […]

Top tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel, use arbitration clauses to bind employees to resolve workplace disputes through individual arbitration. On October 2, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in N.L.R.B. v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., a case that could affect the rights of twenty-five million U.S. employees with arbitration agreements, and […]