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Southern California Uber Driver Accused of Raping Passenger

An Uber driver was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman who said she fell asleep in his car after a night of drinking and woke up to him assaulting her, authorities said. The suspect, Alonso Calle, had contacted police …

Uber Gets Mixed Reaction to Public Report on Sex Assaults. Now What?

A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what’s next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far …

Video Shows Lyft Driver Dragging Woman from Car in California

Los Angeles police say they’ve cited a Lyft driver for misdemeanor battery after video showed him dragging a passenger out of a car. Alessandra Ward says she suffered a black eye, bruises and a possible concussion after the man pulled …

Union Not Siding with Rideshare Operators on California Labor Law

Uber and Lyft suffered a setback in their months-long fight against rules that could force them to reclassify California drivers as employees. The ridesharing companies, along with other businesses that depend on gig-economy work, have been talking with unions about …

Uber, Lyft and New York Loss Transfer

Ridesharing has officially arrived in New York, and confusion over New York no-fault insurance and PIP Loss Transfer has arrived with it. On June 29, 2017, the New York State Assembly approved and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s $153 …

First Uber Driver in Alaska’s Denali Hits The Streets

Denali’s first Uber driver has hit the streets following Gov. Bill Walker’s recent signing of a ridesharing bill. The first thing Noah Treky, 36, did was turn on his Uber app after the governor’s approval in June, The Fairbanks Daily …

California Judge Will Let San Francisco Subpoena Uber for Driver Information

A California state judge said that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ridesharing company’s driver contact information, the city attorney said. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sought a court order compelling Uber Technologies Inc. …

Alaska Governor Signs Bill Paving Way for Uber, Lyft in the Frontier State

Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation paving a way for ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to do business in Alaska. Anchorage Republican Sen. Mia Costello, a supporter of the measure, called it a jobs bill. The bill classifies …

California-based Uber Loses Officials, Faces Major Changes

Freewheeling Uber faces major change. Its board is cracking down, its founder and CEO is stepping away indefinitely, and the company itself is coming to grips with measures intended to reform its toxic culture and aggressive business practices. And it …

Are Uber, Lyft Public Nuisances? San Francisco Wants to Know

San Francisco has issued subpoenas to Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. for a broad scope of records on driving and business practices as part of an investigation to determine whether the ridesharing companies have become a public nuisance. City …