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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, …

Mercury Insurance Launches Ride-Hailing Coverage in Illinois

Mercury Insurance is now offering ride-hailing insurance to cover Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers in Illinois. This new coverage will provide drivers with insurance that will bridge the gap between their personal auto insurance and the …

Port Authority of N.Y.-N.J. Could Block $10M Newark-Uber Deal

A tentative deal between Newark, New Jersey, and ride-hailing company Uber has hit a roadblock. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates Newark Liberty International Airport, is raising concerns about the city’s proposal to receive $1 …

Uber Hit With $11M Fine in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on April 21 — a record for the utility commission — for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said it would appeal. The Public Utility Commission, which also …

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 …

Uber Agrees to $10M Fee in Deal With Newark, New Jersey

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has released details on a tentative agreement he’s reached with ride-hailing company Uber to operate in the state’s largest city. The deal calls for Uber to pay Newark $1 million a year for 10 …

Rhode Island Bills Aim to Regulate Uber, Lyft

Rhode Island could become the latest state to set rules for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, but first lawmakers must come to agreement on dueling bills — one favored by Uber and the other by traditional taxi operators. …