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Uber Defeats Rider Rape Suit Over Impostor’s Windshield Decal

Uber Technologies Inc. beat back a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was lured into a sexual assault because she mistook an Uber windshield decal on a suspended driver’s car as a symbol of a safe ride. The judge …

Disney World Workers Endure Tourists Who Punch, Yell, Grope

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World employees are easy targets. Tourists scream at them, sexually harass them and in the most serious cases, physically attack them, according to law enforcement reports. “There are so many situations, so many things that happen …

Lyft Faces Sexual Assault Lawsuits That Could Tarnish Image

Lyft Inc.’s image as the “woke” ride-hailing company faces a new challenge from a rash of lawsuits filed by women who claim they were sexually assaulted by drivers summoned to take them home after evenings of partying. Since Aug. 1, …

Sexual Violence Stories can Become ‘Trauma Porn,’ #MeToo Founder Says

VANCOUVER, Canada — The founder of the #MeToo movement that inspired countless women to reveal stories of sexual violence said on Thursday women can be just as powerful by not sharing their experiences, which can become grist for “trauma porn.” …

Lloyd’s of London Will Name and Shame Sexual Harassment Culprits

Lloyd’s of London will publicly name and shame anyone it bans from its insurance market for sexual harassment, according to Chief Executive Officer John Neal. “When we do see instances of bad behavior, and let’s hope they are infrequent, we …

Housekeeper Sues Marriott Over Guest Sexual Misconduct

Leticia Vallejo, a housekeeper at a Marriott hotel in Irvine, California, said that back in the summer of 2017, a drunk male guest groped her while she was cleaning the hotel lobby bathroom. As he did so, he offered her …

California Supreme Court: Negligent Hiring is an Occurrence

In a decision that may have wide ranging effect on California employers, the California Supreme Court last week ruled that negligent hiring can be considered an occurrence. The coverage case made its way to the state’s highest court when the …

Bullied, Assaulted Florida Boy Awarded $5.2M

A South Florida jury has awarded more than $5.2 million to a boy who sued a charter school claiming he was bullied and sexually assaulted by an older student. The jury verdict Tuesday came in a lawsuit the boy and …

Pennsylvania School District Pays Settlement Over Harassment Claim

A central Pennsylvania school district has paid more than a half-million dollars to settle a student’s lawsuit involving a teacher acquitted of sexually assaulting her in 2006. Susquehanna Township School District’s insurance will cover the $600,000 payment for the student’s …

Lawsuit Faults Hotel Chain for Assault on Guest

A former New York City investment banker is suing the Starwood hotel chain over a sexual assault she says happened in her locked hotel room in Finland. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Manhattan federal court by Alison Fournier. She …