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Mercury Begins Offering Ridesharing Insurance in Arizona

Mercury Insurance is offering ridesharing insurance to cover Uber, Lyft and other transportation network company drivers in Arizona. The new coverage will provide drivers with insurance that will bridge the gap between their personal auto insurance and the coverage provided …

Lyft to Open Customer Experience Operations in Nashville

A San Francisco-based rideshare service is investing more than $5 million to locate its new operations in Nashville and create 380 jobs in Davidson County. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced this week that …

‘Ridesharing’ a Climate Change Solution around the Corner

The solution to reducing carbon emissions may be just around the corner. Car sharing can reduce gas consumption and could ultimately help in the battle to curb climate change, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council director, who maintains that …

Uber to Settle Lawsuit Over California Girl’s Crosswalk Death

Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is paying the family an undisclosed settlement for the 2013 crash …

California Judge Fines Uber $7.3 M, and Suspends Service

Uber has been fined $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about the ride-hailing company’s business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders. The decision, handed down by chief administrative law judge Karen …

California Agents Get Creative to Sell Rideshare Endorsement

Kathy Lamm, an insurance agent in Costa Mesa, Calif., over the past month has been busy selling a ridesharing endorsement that Farmers Insurance Group introduced in California in late May. Lamm started spreading the word soon after the product became …

New Insurance Rules for California Ridesharing in Effect Today

A new law requiring that ridesharing drivers and companies have liability insurance coverage during all three periods in which they use the ride-sharing application goes into effect today. The rules are in effect under Assembly Bill 2293, which was signed …

First Major California Insurer to Offer Ridesharing Endorsement

Farmers will become the first large California insurer to start offering a ridesharing insurance product on Thursday. In an announcement made at the Los Angeles office of California Department of Insurance today, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Farmers Group …

Uber Close to Return in Oregon City With Regulations

Months after suspending operations in Portland, Uber is on the verge of the returning to the city and operating under regulations. The city’s Private For-Hire Innovation Task Force released details this week of a 120-day pilot program allowing ridesharing companies such …

Colorado Prosecutors Charge Uber Driver Accused Of Attempted Break-In

Prosecutors have charged a Colorado Uber driver accused of trying to break into the home of a woman he drove to the airport. The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that 51-year-old Gerald Montgomery has been charged with attempted second-degree …