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TransUnion to pay $60 million in damages in credit-reporting case tied to federal watch list

SACREMENTO – TransUnion has been ordered to pay out approximately $60 million in damages after a California federal jury determined the credit-reporting company misidentified individuals as being on a federal watch list that includes potential terrorists and drug traffickers.

Uber increases settlement in 'safe rides' suit to $32.5 million

As the popular ride-sharing giant Uber is at the forefront of controversy, the firm also finds itself upping its settlement in a class-action lawsuit that claims that its customers were misled about so-called safe rides fees and the screening process for drivers, among other alleged improprieties documented in a suit filed with a California federal court.

Controversial consumer protection bill is abandoned by sponsor

A senate proposal pushed by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been declared inactive by the bill sponsor after a major outpouring of opposition to the legislation ultimately threatened the bill’s passage.