The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Uber alleging that it “misled prospective drivers with exaggerated earning claims and claims about financing through its Vehicle Solutions Program.” The January 19, 2017 lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California FTC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. requested a permanent injunction and includes claims ...Read more
Can SafeHer, a Women-For-Women Ridesharing Company, Overcome the Challenges of Anti-Discrimination Laws?
Despite lawsuits and persistent legal uncertainties, the “sharing economy” is booming, and the companies at its forefront continue to grow. Some of these businesses are a natural complement to the hotel industry, while others directly compete with it. Whatever may become of these companies as they are reined in by regulation, one thing is certain: the ...Read more
Lyft has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by California drivers who claimed they should be deemed employees instead of independent contractors, after a U.S. judge rejected a previous $12.25 million deal as too small. Lyft and larger rival Uber are attempting to resolve lawsuits by drivers who contend ...Read more
Uber in Gainesville? Not So Fast… For a brief summary of this uber filled case: “You live in Gainesville and need to book a party bus, or perhaps a non-party bus or a limo to take a number of people to an event. You run a Google search for ‘Gainesville party bus’ and, not satisfied ...Read more
Ridesharing Most everyone, by now, has heard of Uber and Lyft. In theory, the transportation services they provide make total sense from a consumer, employee and employer standpoint. A customer takes out his or her phone, loads the app, requests a ride and within minutes he or she is in a car on the way to the destination. There’s no doubt ...Read more