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Uber’s Latest Headache

An expanded settlement by the Federal Trade Commission with ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies should serve as a lesson to other businesses about what happens when a company fails to disclose a data breach during an ongoing...more

K&L Gates Triage: Ride Sharing and Health Care Regulatory Considerations

by K&L Gates LLP on

Transportation is often cited as one of the top barriers to health care for individuals in the United States. To reduce this burden and increase access to care, many health care providers are now partnering with ride-sharing...more

Fueled by Auto Industry Support, Bike Sharing Systems are Taking Over Cities

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Back in November 2017 we discussed the “last mile” issue facing cities and urban planners around the globe. At that time we noted that “… transit options often fail at providing a solution of getting people to their final...more

Another Misclassification Win For Gig Economy Businesses - Pennsylvania Federal Court Finds UberBLACK Drivers Are Contractors

by Fisher Phillips on

In another victory for gig economy companies reliant upon the independent contractor business model, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled on April 11th that a collection of UberBLACK drivers were properly classified as...more

Vermont Legislative Update 4-6-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Utilities, DPS Raise Concerns about Electric Grid Congestion - A surplus of renewable electric generation, coupled with low demand, in northern Vermont has created constraints on the electric grid and caused ripple effects...more

Chicago Makes Sure Uber Drivers Get Their Z’s

by Howard Ankin on

The city of Chicago and Uber are taking steps to prevent drowsy driving accidents and Chicago rideshare drivers are required to comply with a city ordinance that regulates the number of hours behind the wheel....more

Third Circuit Affirms Uber Win in Attempted Monopolization Suit

On March 27, 2018, the Third Circuit affirmed dismissal of an antitrust suit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) by the Philadelphia Taxi Association and its members, individual taxicab companies (together,...more

Vermont Legislative Update 03-30-2018 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Senators Berate ANR Secretary over Missed Deadline - Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore said on Thursday she's learned to put requests in writing after she sought legislative permission to delay promulgation...more

Need A Lift? Uber Enters The Healthcare Arena

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Earlier this month, Uber released its new program, Uber Health. In a nutshell, Uber Health is a program that facilitates patient transportation to and from appointments with healthcare providers. According to Uber, Uber...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: Which Bills Met the First Committee Deadline?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Minnesota Legislature’s first committee deadline came and went yesterday, with policy bills needing to clear all policy committees in either the House or Senate by midnight to remain viable. Most committees met in regular...more

Baby Boomers: Ride-Sharing and Technology

A hot topic in senior housing over the past few years has been how Baby Boomers are going to affect the senior housing market....more

What Health Care Providers Need To Know About Patient Rideshare

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The debate over providing transportation to patients is nothing new. Hospitals, doctors and other providers have long struggled with whether they can provide free or discounted taxis, shuttles, metro cards or other...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: Budget, Taxes and Transportation on the Table

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Legislature wrapped up the fourth week of a 13-week session. With one week until the first committee deadline, committees in both bodies have kept busy hearing policy bills, often into the evening. Bill introductions in...more

Dallas Bike Share Laws: Making Actual Progress Or Just Spinning Our Wheels?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Much like the actual “bike share” bikes themselves, the topic of bike share programs seems to pop up around every corner in Dallas. Let me start by going on record as being pro-bike share. But not everyone is a fan....more

Non-Emergency Medical Ridesharing: Uber Helpful Or Uber Risky?

by Carlton Fields on

Uber announced recently its latest initiative, Uber Health, which will bring Uber to the forefront of the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) industry....more

Uber Scores One For Safety With Gun-Policy Win

by Fisher Phillips on

Ride-sharing giant, Uber, has recently faced accusations that it fails to do enough to preserve the safety of its passengers and drivers. However, on February 16, 2018, a federal judge in Florida rejected a challenge to an...more

Ride Sharing Is Already Reducing Car Ownership and Public Transportation Usage

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A recent study by the ride-hailing service Lyft and a similar study by a group of American universities pointed to the positive impact ride-sharing services not only have on consumers, but on the surrounding communities they...more

Autonomous Vehicles and Ride Sharing Will Reshape Our Buildings, Our Cities, and Our Lives

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

When the first automobile hit roadways in the early 1900s, developers, planners, and city officials had to completely re-think the design and planning of cityscapes, both new and old. The era of narrow streets, communities...more

Legal Considerations for Ridesharing Companies in the Autonomous Vehicle Industry

by Bryan Cave on

While autonomous vehicles are still in the testing phase, more than 260 companies vie for Venture Capital funding as they drive the industry toward commercialization. Car manufacturers, technology companies, and ridesharing...more

“Legally Reprehensible”: Senate Chastises Uber’s Conduct in 2016 Data Breach

On Tuesday, a Senate subcommittee grilled Uber’s Chief Information Security Officer, John Flynn, over a 2016 data breach that affected nearly 57 million drivers and riders. At the hearing, Uber faced backlash from lawmakers...more

Federal Appeals Court Hears Next Round In Seattle’s Gig Worker Union Organizing Fight

by Fisher Phillips on

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument today over a proposal that would permit ride-sharing drivers who work for companies such as Uber and Lyft to organize and form unions. Given what could be at stake—the potential...more

Upon Reflection, Some Trade Secrets May Be Less Secret Than They Appear

A recent case in Florida is a reminder that when dealing with government entities, trade secrets may be disclosed to the public, especially if that information has been aggregated. ...more

Interesting Pennsylvania Court Decision May Further Expand Pool Of Gig Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

A state appellate court in Pennsylvania issued a ruling yesterday that should further aid the growth of the gig economy in the state, and if its reasoning is followed by courts in other states, could offer another helping...more

Public Transportation Agencies Borrow Ideas From Private Ride Sharing Apps To Enhance Services

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The popularity of ride sharing services have brought a flurry of innovative changes to public transit agencies. Such changes include, for example, partnering with private ride sharing services as well as offering smartphone...more

Safety Concerns Arise After Tragic Death Of Young Gig Worker

by Fisher Phillips on

Last month, 19-year-old Antawani Wright-Davis, who worked as a bicyclist delivering food for an app-based food delivery service, was struck and killed by a dump truck while working in Boston. Because of Wright-Davis’ status...more

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