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Marriott Discloses 500 Million Guests Affected by Database Hack

Marriott Discloses 500 Million Guests Affected by Database Hack

According to Marriott’s press release, Starwood’s guest reservation database was hacked. On September 8, 2018, Marriott International received an internal alert about an unauthorized user attempting to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Since then, investigators found copied and encrypted information from an authorized user. However, they also found that there had been unauthorized user access to the Starwood network…
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How Can a Rideshare Company Be Held Liable for an Accident?

How Can a Rideshare Company Be Held Liable for an Accident?

It is difficult, but not impossible to hold a rideshare company liable for incurred injuries or damages. Rideshare companies consider their drivers partners, or independent contractors, rather than employees. Generally, this is meant to limit their liability. However, some courts have viewed these companies, like Uber or Lyft, as employers, who have more control over their drivers than they claim….
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Seatback Failure Verdict Questions Federal Safety Standards

Seatback Failure Verdict Questions Federal Safety Standards

A Texas jury found Toyota, the parent company of Lexus, guilty of “gross negligence” for failing to warn consumers of potential seatback failures in a $242 million verdict. The case was in respect to a 2016 car crash, in which two young children suffered traumatic brain injuries when their parents’ Lexus was hit from behind. A seatback failure can occur…
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