Month: October 2020

Hidden in Plain Sight: When Hotels May Be Liable for Human Trafficking

Published on October 19, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) states that hotels can be held criminally and civilly liable for sex trafficking that occurs on the premises. An employee knowingly renting a room to a trafficker or a “sex buyer” using the room for a commercial sex act makes the hotel liable under TVPA. Hotels Have a Duty to Fight Human Trafficking According to federal law, those who pay for sex acts are considered traffickers. Under TVPA, sex trafficking survivors or the federal government can file a lawsuit against a trafficker. However, a suit can [...]
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Was Your Uber Driver Too Tired to Drive?

Published on October 5, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Tired Uber drivers put passengers and others on the road at risk. These drivers may be skirting Uber’s rest requirements by working for other rideshare companies or doing other activities instead of resting. While a rider cannot prevent getting a fatigued driver, he or she should be aware of the risk. Uber’s Rest Requirements Are Easy to Swerve There is currently no way to accurately monitor how tired an Uber driver may be. Because of this, these drivers put others at risk of injury if he or she is not well-rested [...]
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