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Pardon for Ex-Google Exec Who Took Self-Driving Car Secrets to Uber

A long-running Silicon Valley soap opera took an unexpected twist on Wednesday after outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned a former Google engineer for stealing self-driving car secrets shortly before joining Uber. Trump’s surprise pardon of Anthony Levandowski enables him to …

Some Rideshare Drivers Sue Over California Ballot Measure

Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said …

Uber Appealing $59M Fine in California Over Sex Assault Data Request

Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday appealed a $59 million fine by a California regulator in a dispute over whether the company should share detailed information on sexual assault and harassment claims reported on its ridesharing platform. The California Public Utilities …

Pandemic-Stricken Uber Sells Its Robot-Vehicle Division

Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles development arm as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic. Self-driving vehicle technology company Aurora will acquire the employees and technology behind Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group …

California Voters Deciding Fate of Gig Economy Workers

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 independent contractors, not employees. The …

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

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 take effect before a Nov. 3 company-sponsored …

Uber Driver in Arizona Fired Gun, Injured Passenger

Authorities say an Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly firing a gun and injuring one of his passengers following an argument. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say 60-year-old Peter Caso was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with …

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

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 huge, however, than the …

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

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 of the so-called gig economy and labor …

Uber Granted 18-Month License Extension in London After Legal Review

Uber Technologies Inc. won the ability to continue operating in its biggest European market after a London judge granted the ride-hailing service an 18-month license extension. Uber did enough to satisfy the court that it was now “fit and proper” …