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Uber settles with SF, LA over background checks

The ride-hailing company's advertising can no longer say Uber offers the "safest ride on the road."

By April 7, 2016


Home Depot offers $19M to settle customers' hacking lawsuit

The 2014 hack of the home-improvement retailer's payment systems exposed more than 50 million credit card accounts.

By March 8, 2016


Encryption bill aims to settle the likes of Apple vs. FBI

Members of Congress say they'll introduce a bill next week that would create a commission to help federal agents catch terrorists who are using encrypted devices, without sacrificing privacy or security.

By February 24, 2016


Lyft pays $12M to settle class action suit with California drivers

The ride-hailing company won't be on the hook to provide drivers with benefits like unemployment and health insurance.

By January 27, 2016


Apple to pay a reported $350 million to settle Italian tax dispute

The deal between Apple and tax authorities in Italy settles a disagreement over more than $1 billion in revenue dating back to 2013.

By December 30, 2015


Google, Microsoft settle long-running patent feud

The tech giants agree to dismiss about 20 patent-royalty lawsuits related to use of smartphones, Wi-Fi and Web video.

By September 30, 2015


Big trouble: Watch bulldozers duke it out on a Chinese street

Construction workers who got into a dispute decide to settle it the best way they could: With heavy machinery.

By April 19, 2016


Uber drivers to remain independent contractors under settlement

Drivers will receive up to $100 million to settle a pair of lawsuits that threatened to undermine company's business model.

By April 21, 2016


Apple, Google, others settle antipoaching lawsuit for $415 million

US District Judge Lucy Koh has approved the settlement, which is $90.5 million more than a previous offer she rejected last year.

By September 3, 2015


Microsoft, Google agree to play nice and stop complaining to regulators

The two tech giants pledge to settle their differences outside of the courtroom.

By April 22, 2016