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#1 Lawsuit Alleges Uber Uses ‘Biased’ Rider Ratings to Fire Drivers

Oct 27 2020 // Uber Technologies Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of violating the U.S. Civil Rights Act by firing minority drivers based on how they’re rated by customers. “Uber is aware that passengers are prone to...

#2 Uber Asks States to Prioritize Delivery, Rideshare Drivers for COVID Vaccine

Dec 10 2020 // Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday sent letters to the governors of all U.S. states, asking for its ride-hail and food delivery drivers to get early access to COVID-19 vaccines as essential workers. The company also said...

#3 Maine Lawsuit Over Uber Driver’s Refusal of Guide Dog Can Go On

Apr 9 2021 // A judge in Maine has ruled that a woman who has impaired vision can go ahead with a claim against Uber, which she has said discriminated against her by refusing to allow her guide dog into a vehicle. The lawsuit stretches...

#4 U.S. Charges Uber’s Ex-Security Chief With Deliberately Concealing 2016 Hacking

Aug 21 2020 // In an unprecedented case, a former chief security officer for Uber Technologies was criminally charged on Thursday with trying to cover up a 2016 hacking that exposed personal information of about 57 million of the...

#5 Ride-Hailing Firms Uber, Lyft to Share Background Data on Deactivated Drivers

Mar 16 2021 // Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. have created a program to share information about drivers and delivery people deactivated from their platforms for the most serious offenses, furthering a safety push by ride-hailing...

#6 Uber Can’t Avoid Driver Classification Lawsuit, Says Supreme Court

May 18 2021 // The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away Uber’s bid to avoid a lawsuit over whether drivers for the ride-hailing company’s limousine platform UberBLACK are employees and not independent contractors as the...

#7 California Voters Deciding Fate of Gig Economy Workers

Nov 3 2020 // Trend-setting California votes on the future of the gig economy on Tuesday, deciding whether to back a ballot proposal by Uber and its allies that would cement app-based food delivery and ride-hail drivers’ status as...

#8 Uber’s UK Court Loss Likely to Trigger More Complaints from Gig Workers Across Europe

Feb 22 2021 // Uber Technologies Inc.’s defeat in a UK legal battle over the way it treats its drivers is set to trigger a wave of complaints from workers across the region. Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Uber must...

#9 Massachusetts Sues Uber, Lyft to Classify Drivers as Employees

Jul 15 2020 // Massachusetts on Tuesday followed California in suing Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc. over allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees entitled to extensive benefits. The...

#10 Why Sharing Economy Firms Just Might Be the Best Insurance Customers

May 5 2021 // Imagine insurance customers who actually enjoy meeting with their insurance broker. Customers who see insurance not as a nuisance mandate but as an integral part of their own and their customers’ success. Insurance...

#11 UK Court Rules Uber Drivers Should Be Classed as Workers, in Blow to Business Model

Feb 19 2021 // LONDON – A group of Uber drivers are entitled to worker rights such as the minimum wage, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a blow to the ride-hailing service that has ramifications for millions of others...

#12 Judge Lets Massachusetts Claims Over Uber, Lyft Driver Classification Proceed

Mar 26 2021 // A Massachusetts judge on Thursday denied a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general challenging Uber’s and Lyft’s classification of drivers as independent contractors instead of employees...

#13 Uber, Lyft Seeking to Kill California Law App-Based Drivers

Oct 1 2020 // Californians are being asked decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees. The battle between the powerhouses...

#14 California Court Ruling Offers Way for Voters to Stave Off Shutdown of Uber, Lyft

Aug 20 2020 // A California appeals court ruling on Thursday avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and pay to voters in a November ballot...

#15 Ridesharing Companies Spend Big in California to Oppose Even Costlier Gig Law

Oct 5 2020 // Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. together are spending nearly $100 million on a November California ballot initiative to overturn a state law that would compel them to classify drivers as employees. That sum looks less...

#16 Uber, Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers as Employees, Rules California Appeals Court

Oct 23 2020 // A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. While the ruling does not...

#17 Companies Hope to Take California Gig Worker Classification Law Nationwide

Nov 8 2020 // Gig economy companies want to turn California voters’ decision to make ride-service drivers contractors into a model for the nation, as several states consider requiring drivers from Uber, Lyft and rival services be...

#18 Marsh Launches UK & Ireland Sharing Economy & Mobility (SE&M) Industry Group

Jan 6 2021 // Marsh, the insurance broker and risk adviser, has launched a dedicated Sharing Economy & Mobility (SE&M) industry group in the UK & Ireland. Led by Sam Tiltman, the group brings together over 25 sector...

#19 Suit Filed in California Says Scooters Rented by Uber, Segway Don’t Have Turn Signals

Sep 25 2020 // A class action lawsuit has been filed against several scooter rental companies, including Uber and Segway, because the scooters don’t have turn signals and the makers don’t warn consumers about that danger. The...

#20 Judge Rejects Uber Denial of Liability in Student’s Death on Freeway

Apr 5 2021 // Uber Technologies Inc. lost the first round in a lawsuit filed by the relatives of a university student who was run over and killed on a San Diego freeway after one of the company’s drivers allegedly ordered her out...