Monthly Archives: February 2016

Jets Cheerleaders Get Compensated

Something to cheer about

An overworked and underpaid lawsuit has just reached a settlement as the New York Jets Cheerleaders are being further compensated for their time on the field. Around Fifty-Two Jets Cheerleaders from the 2012 and 2013 seasons alleged that they were largely underpaid. The Jets cheerleaders were purportedly paid $150 per game, and were not compensated for any practice time. The cheerleaders lawyer Patricia Pierce commented on the matter, explaining to CNN Money “When you factor in the required hair, makeup, and transportation expenses, the hourly rate goes below $1.50 an hour”.

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Personal Foul: Allegations Surround Super Bowl

Roughing the passer

Peyton Manning is well known as the mature father figure of the National Football League. Unfortunately, the Super Bowl XLVI winning quarterback of the Denver Broncos has made unwanted headlines this week for his association with a 1997 University of Tennessee sexual harassment lawsuit. Dr. Jamie Naughright, former Director of Health & Wellness at the University of Tennessee, reported that Peyton Manning exposed himself to her while she was examining his foot in the locker room.  In his book “Manning: A Father, His Sons and A Football Legacy” Manning accounted the incident as a harmless locker-room exchange where he was “mooning” a fellow player. Manning called the event “crude maybe, but harmless”. Read More

OverexUBERant Lawsuits

Driving towards a settlement

2015 was quite a year for Uber, Silicon Valley’s hottest Gig Economy start up, where a ride is just a click away.  While Uber Inc. has reached an all time high in sales generated, they also lead another stat: Most frequently sued.  In fact, Uber has 50 lawsuits filed in U.S. Federal Courts in 2015 alone, 34 more than Lyft, a similar On Demand car service.

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