September 9, 2003 |
Online pop-up ads do not violate trademark laws even if they cover up or appear alongside unaffiliated Web sites, including those of rivals, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee also placed some of the responsibility for those ads on computer users, saying they voluntarily agree to them, even if they do so unwittingly. Lee's ruling Friday came in a lawsuit filed last year by U-Haul International Inc. against WhenU.com, a company blamed for some of the pop-ups.
January 10, 2001 |
U-Haul International Inc. is considering appealing a Los Angeles court decision that 480 current and former employees were improperly classified as managers and denied overtime wages, said Bill Kannow, an attorney representing the Phoenix-based company. In a hearing set for April, the plaintiffs will argue they are owed more than $10 million in overtime pay, said Matthew A. Kaufman, an attorney representing the current and former employees participating in the class-action lawsuit.
March 16, 1996 |
Judge OKs Settlement in U-Haul Case: Federal Bankruptcy Judge James M. Marlar approved a plan by the board of Amerco Inc., corporate parent of U-Haul International Inc. of Phoenix, to pay the remaining $313.8 million owed on a judgment in favor of U-Haul founder Leonard S. Shoen and six of his children. The judge's decision settles a family feud that began in 1986 when Joe and Mark Shoen forced their father, now 79, into early retirement and began a push to control the company.
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March 18, 1995 |
A U-Haul employee was hospitalized Friday after passing out from fumes caused by what may have been a mobile drug lab in an abandoned rental truck, authorities said. The truck was found abandoned Thursday at a truck stop in Castaic, said Lt. Steve Dolan of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station. It was towed to a U-Haul facility in Canyon Country, where an employee was assigned to clean it out Friday morning.
November 23, 1994 |
Complaint Against U-Haul Ads Referred to FTC: In an unusual move, the National Advertising Review Board, the advertising industry's self-regulatory agency, referred to the Federal Trade Commission a complaint against the company's advertised "guaranteed reservations" claims. The board said it made the referral after U-Haul International Inc. failed to indicate that it would comply with the board's recommendation to quit using the potentially misleading claim in its Yellow Pages ads.
August 18, 1992 |
The self-storage business, by most accounts, is doing nicely these days. Demand for mini-warehouse space is gradually rising, and the average facility is 80% to 90% full. Rental prices also are edging higher. The market is strengthening because few new self-storage sites are being built. Banks and other lenders, burned lately by commercial loans that went sour, are particularly reluctant to finance self-storage facilities, of which there are already more than 20,000 nationwide.