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California Motor Vehicles Revokes Notice on Commercial Plates for Uber

California has retracted a notice that said private drivers for ridesharing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. must have a commercial license plate or risk getting a citation. The California Department of Motor Vehicles released a notice …

Uber Auto Policy Meets State Requirements, Says Florida Regulator

Florida’s insurance regulators have determined that a ridesharing company’s automobile commercial liability policy meets state regulations, but legislative action is likely necessary to clarify whether that entitles the company to legally operate in the state. Ridesharing firm Uber has been …

USAA to Offer Pilot Ridesharing Coverage in Colorado

USAA announced it will offer auto insurance coverage in Colorado that will protect ridesharing drivers from the moment their ridesharing mobile apps are turned on until they are matched with a passenger. The pilot program, which will begin in February, …

Most Popular Insurance Journal West Stories of 2014

The year’s most popular InsuranceJournal.com news stories in the West ranged from the tragic to the silly and from matters of great importance to the industry to the ongoing saga of innovative-yet-controversial ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. With an understanding that stories appearing …

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 Latest Legal Woe is California Lawsuit

California prosecutors sued Uber over the ride-booking company’s driver background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup’s legal woes in the U.S. and around the world. The lawsuits filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court are the latest …

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 …

California Insurance Department Ready to Review TNC Policies

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said today his department is ready to accept insurance company filings to create new commercial coverage or endorsements to personal auto insurance policies that will provide coverage rideshare drivers. The policies Jones and the California …

Anchorage In Ridesharing Lawsuit Has Judge’s Backing

A state court judge says ridesharing company Uber cannot offer transportation for hire in Alaska’s largest city unless it complies with a local ordinance. Superior Court Judge Michael Corey issued an order Monday barring the company from charging people for …

San Francisco Prosecutor Issues Warning to Lyft, Uber, Sidecar

Lyft Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Sidecar Technologies Inc. were warned by San Francisco’s district attorney they would face legal action if the rideshare services don’t change their operations. According to a copy of the letter provided by Sidecar, the …