LA and San Francisco sue Uber, however settle with Lyft for $500k
Marvel how Uber’s week might worsen? At the moment the district attorneys for Los Angeles and San Francisco introduced they’re following by way of on their menace to sue the corporate, and that they’ve reached a settlement with its competitor Lyft. In accordance with the DAs (PDF), the lawsuit towards Uber is due to “false and deceptive statements to shoppers.” Particularly they take difficulty with the standard of the background checks Uber claims it makes use of on drivers and it is $1 “Protected Rides” charge, a failure to have authorization to work at airports, and a apply of accumulating however not passing on a $four “airport charge toll” at SFO. SF DA George Gascón and LA DA Jackie Lacey are on the lookout for an injunction to close Uber’s service, penalties and restitution. For its half, Lyft agreed to cease making deceptive statements about its background checks, search authorization from any airports the place it provides service and pay $500k in civil penalties. However hey, no less than Uber has a Spotify tie-in.
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