A rent-stabilized tenant at 784 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side could be evicted because she illegally rented her apartment through Airbnb. Landlord Jacob Chetrit sued to evict Stacie Poole for renting her studio for $190/night on the short term rental website, reports the Post.
As the Ellen Pao sex discrimination trial continues to captivate Silicon Valley, the law firm representing Ms. Pao has filed a bias case on behalf of another woman against an even bigger target: Facebook.
Chia Hong, who worked for Facebook from 2010 to 2013, said that she faced discrimination, harassment and retaliation — and was eventually fired — because she is a woman and of Taiwanese descent, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in state court in San Mateo County, where the company is based.
Adding to a growing number of lawsuits around the country, a Memphis taxi company has filed a class action against Uber and Lyft for unlawfully interfering with its business. The plaintiffs, Southern Transportation, Inc. and George Abraham, claim Uber and Lyft have gained an unfair competitive advantage over traditional taxi services by ignoring costly state statutes and city ordinances regulating for-hire transportation companies.