A dispute involving upscale waterfront development properties in Houston-Galveston is headed to court, according to the business owner at the heart of the clash.
In November of last year, Richard Mester lost his job at a Boeing facility in South Carolina for allegedly failing to report a bird strike. As an Air Force veteran with 30 years' experience, Mester claims he could not have missed such an obvious issue. Instead, Mester suspects he and two other employees were fired because of their unionization efforts.
Uber announced last week that the majority of the 60,000 arbitration demands filed by drivers have now settled. Drivers across the U.S. disputed their classification as independent contractors and demanded that the issue be resolved at arbitration. The settlement announcement came as part of Uber's regulatory filings for its upcoming IPO.
Personalized Media Communications LLC, the holder of nearly 100 patents relating to streaming media, filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas against several major media companies this spring - including Netflix and Google.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently settled a case with securities regulators relating to tweets about projected sales numbers. Prior to this deal, the Securities and Exchange Commission demanded Musk be held in contempt over these tweets, alleging they violated a previous settlement agreement.