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Uber in a California Regulatory Standoff Over Data

Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a …

Uber Fights $2,000 Fine Handed Down by Oregon City

The online taxi business Uber, a company worth billions, is contesting a $2,000 fine issued by Eugene, Ore., which says Uber should get a license. The Register-Guard reported Thursday that city lawyers contend Uber fits municipal rules requiring any vehicle …

Uber Facing Roadblocks, Controversies in U.S. and Abroad

Uber Technologies Inc. has hit an increasing pileup of regulatory and legal hurdles this week, with its mobile application challenged from India to California. The car-booking app yesterday was sued by the district attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco …

Uber Driver Who Struck and Killed Girl in San Francisco Crosswalk Charged

A driver for Uber Technologies Inc. whose car struck and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last New Year’s eve was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a spokesman for the city’s district attorney said. The arrest of …

Uber Launches Sans Oregon City’s Approval

The ridesharing app Uber has launched in Portland, Ore. without city approval. The app began working Friday at 5 p.m., and drivers were able to immediately begin offering rides, regional manager Brooke Stever said. “I don’t think we’re going against …

Utah Lawmaker Working on Ridesharing Regulations

A Utah lawmaker is working on a bill proposing statewide regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Some say the smartphone app-based companies should follow the same rules as taxi drivers, including background checks and insurance. But the companies …

Rideshare Companies Risk Defying Arizona Law

Ridesharing companies such as Uber are riding high in Arizona at the risk of defying state law, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. Companies such as Uber and Lyft have only revved up operations since Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation that …

Uber Cannot Operate in Nevada Pending Regulator Case

Uber Technologies Inc. was blocked from operating in Nevada by a judge in Reno after regulators succeeded in getting the case taken from a judge in Las Vegas who had refused the halt the mobile car-booking service. Nevada District Court …

Oregon City fines Uber company For Failure to Get License

The city of Eugene, Ore. has fined the ridesharing company Uber $2,000 for failing to get a city license, and a city official says the fine could be repeated daily. But the Eugene Register-Guard reported that whether Uber appeals the …

Draft Report: Taxis to Be Outnumbered by Rideshare Drivers in Virginia

A draft state report predicts taxis will be outnumbered by ride-sharing drivers after Virginia begins regulating the industry. The report estimates that 5,900 personal vehicles would be registered under a ride-sharing company. That’s 500 more than the number of taxis …