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Uber Seeks to Have California Suit by Woman Hit on Freeway Thrown out

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to fend off a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was seriously injured after her driver ordered her out of the car in the middle of a California freeway. The ridesharing company is asking …

California Utilities Commissioner Wants to Regulate Uber Like Tour Buses, Limos

Uber Technologies Inc. should be classified as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a California regulator said on Monday in a proposal that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its home state. A …

Rideshare Drivers Flocking to On-Demand Economy, Poll Shows

First there was the sharing economy, and then the gig economy. Now the buzz phrase to pay attention to may be “on-demand.” The on-demand economy, according to TheOnDemandEconomy.org, is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfill …

Lyft Driver Killed in Utah in Rollover Accident

Utah police say a Lyft driver has died after being ejected from the vehicle in a rollover accident east of Saltair. They have identified the man as 26-year-old Aaron Roll of Holladay. Unified Police say Roll was thrown from the …

Waymo-Uber Trial in California Highlights Tech Talent War

Should full frontal lobotomies be required of Silicon Valley engineers looking to change jobs? Uber Technologies Inc. has said with a touch of hyperbole that that’s what the future holds if Waymo wins its lawsuit accusing the ridesharing giant of …

EU Court Rules Uber Should Be Regulated as Transport Firm, Not an App

Uber Technologies Inc. suffered a defeat when the European Union’s top court ruled its ride-hailing service should be regulated as a transport company, a decision that could set a precedent for the burgeoning gig economy. The EU Court of Justice …

Is Uber an App or Transport Firm? EU’s Top Court to Rule This Week

A debate in Europe over whether ride-hailing app Uber is merely a digital company or one providing transport services will be decided when the top European Union court hands down its verdict on Wednesday in a highly anticipated case. While …

‘Rideshare Guy’ Says 60-80% of Drivers Still Don’t Have Correct Insurance

He calls himself “The Rideshare Guy” and he’s become one of the more prolific voices covering the still-burgeoning business. When Uber and Lyft were at the point in development that they were considered by some to be just another fly-by-night …

Fake Uber Driver in Illinois Accused Of Picking Up and Raping Women

Additional charges have been filed against a suburban Chicago man accused of posing as an Uber driver who picked up women outside bars and raping them. Musaab Afandi of Glenview appeared at a bond hearing Wednesday after DNA testing linked …

Court Blocks Seattle Law Enabling Rideshare Drivers to Unionize

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it …