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Despite Truce, Uber Agreement Keeps Tensions High at NYC City Hall

The deal that, for now, decided the ride-hailing behemoth Uber’s future in New York City began with a phone call to Rome. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Tuesday, July 21, called Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was …

Ridesharing Rules Make it Through North Carolina Senate

A deal brokered between North Carolina lawmakers and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to place regulations on the app-based companies has passed the Senate and will go to the House. The Senate passed a bill July 23 expanding …

NYC, Uber Reach Deal: No Cap on Company During 4-Month Study

Uber cars can continue to be a growing presence on the streets of New York City now that an agreement has been reached between the ride-hailing company and the city. Just before a City Council vote that could have capped …

Uber to Open Miami Headquarters

The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced plans to set up a Miami headquarters. The company announced July 20 that it has signed a lease for about 9,300 square feet of office space at Brickell City Tower, located in Miami’s …

Dispute Simmering Between Uber, de Blasio Over Access to NYC Streets

A dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and New York Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s City Hall, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and in the press over a fundamental question: Who controls access …

NYC Taxi Regulator Sides With Uber in Employee vs. Contractor Debate

New York considers drivers for ride-hailing car services such as Uber freelance workers rather than employees, according to the city’s chief taxi regulator, a policy that supports the company’s business model. The view, expressed by Meera Joshi, chairwoman of the …

Uber Reaches Interim Deal to Operate in Burlington, Vermont

The city of Burlington, Vermont, and the Uber ride-hailing service have signed an agreement to allow Uber to temporarily operate in the city and at the airport, the mayor’s office announced on July 10. Under the interim agreement, which went …

2015 Tennessee Insurance Legislation Wrap-Up

Below is a summary of Tennessee legislation that pertains to insurance enacted in 2015.   Uninsured Motorist, “James Lee Atwood Jr. Law” The James Lee Atwood Jr. Law, named for a driver who was killed by an uninsured motorist in …

Uber Says ‘So Long’ to One of Florida’s Largest Counties

The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced it is leaving Broward County. The company announced July 6 that it will withdraw completely from the county on July 31. Uber had previously agreed to withdraw from the airport and port in …

NYC Legislators Seek to Put Limits on Rideshare Vehicles During Study

Staff and drivers for ride-hailing company Uber gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday, June 30, to protest legislation that would put limits on for-hire vehicles while the city conducts a study on whether the sharp growth of the industry has …