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Uber Settles with Blind Riders over Service Animals

Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ridesharing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, …

California Public Utilities Commission Oks New Ridesharing Regulations

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved new regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, including where identifying logos should go and stricter vehicle inspections. The San Francisco Examiner reported that the companies will now need to open their …

Hawaii Teenager Says Uber Driver Sexually Assaulted Her

A man who worked as an Uber driver is charged in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old passenger in Hawaii. Uber deactivated the driver, who was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of attempted sex …

California Uber and Lyft Car Rental Decision Delayed

The first major product of General Motors Co.’s $500 million investment in Lyft Inc. was a short-term car-rental program. Last month, the companies began leasing Chevrolets in Chicago for up to eight weeks as part of the Express Drive program, …

Uber to Settle Suit for $100M, Drivers Stay Independent Contractors

Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which resolves a major challenge to its business model by allowing the ridesharing service to keep its California and Massachusetts drivers as independent contractors. The lawsuit …

Hawaii Lawmakers Want to Regulate Rideshare Companies

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to close the gap in car insurance coverage for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Supporters of the bill say that, right now, Uber and Lyft drivers might not be covered by insurance …

Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Regulating Ridesharing Services

Mississippi will regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services on a statewide basis. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1381 Monday, which puts the state Insurance Department in charge of overseeing the services. Cities have traditionally regulated taxi services in …

Uber Driver Mugged in Downtown Vegas

Police are looking for a suspect who knifed and robbed of an Uber driver in downtown Las Vegas. Authorities say the attack happened Friday around 2:15 a.m. near the Golden Nugget hotel. According to police, the driver picked up a passenger …

Uber, Lyft Will Begin Operations at Seattle Airport

Ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, will soon be allowed to pick up riders at Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Seattlepi.com reported the Port of Seattle announced this week it would allow the companies to operate at the airport as part of a …

Teamsters, Lyft Drivers Objecting to Class-Action Settlement

Five Lyft drivers and the Teamsters union will object to a proposed class action settlement, saying it would shortchange drivers by keeping them as independent contractors instead of employees, a union spokesman said on Tuesday. Lyft and larger rival Uber …