Lyft is a privately held, San Francisco–based transportation network company whose mobile-phone application facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by enabling passengers who need a ride to request one from drivers who have a car. Unlike traditional taxis, Lyft drivers do not charge fares but instead receive "donations" from their passengers. Lyft's tagline is "your friend with a car." According to the company, Lyft generally costs about 30% less than the price of a similar-length cab ride. Lyft currently operates in 60 US cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C.
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  • PA Law Catches-up with Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft

    … On November 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) commended Governor Wolf and members of the General Assembly for crafting and approving legislation that provides for permanent statewide authority for ride-hailing services. “Today’s bill-signing by the Governor marks the end of a process that began nearly three years ago, when…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • What Happens If My Uber Is In An Accident?

    … policy. This is because more than likely the driver’s insurance precludes “driving for profit.” To overcome these obstacles and get the compensation that you deserve, you should hire a personal injury lawyer with Uber accident experience. What To Do After An Uber Accident? All accidents can be frightening, but it is important to know what to do…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 25 readers -
  • Could Uber And Lyft Be Leaving Chicago?

    … The ride-sharing services of Uber and Lyft have made an enormous impact on the transportation sector. It has allowed travelers to access affordable rates and have given private car owners a way to earn money as a supplementary or full-time income. However, these companies have received some criticisms over the years as traditional taxi service…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 17 readers -
  • Radio 620 WTMJ

    … drivers, his client has a legitimate case. “When Uber started, drivers were making more money.” Mahany says there are a few factors to take into account with this case. “One, there’s an over saturation of drivers in many markets,” Mahany says. “And as Uber competes more heavily with other ride share services like Lyft, the amount of money paid to drivers is being reduced.” Mahany joined John Mercure on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News to talk about the lawsuit. The post Radio 620 WTMJ appeared first on Mahany Law. …

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • Bloomberg BNA

    …Ride-Sharing Company Faces Nationwide FLSA Lawsuit by Michael J. Bologna and Lisa Nagele-Piazza | Link to original source (103K) Uber Technologies Inc., fresh off a $100 million settlement with drivers in California and Massachusetts, now faces a nationwide class action that claims the on-demand ride-sharing company illegally classified…

    Due Diligence- 33 readers -

    … It is no secret that we represent many Uber drivers. One of our class action cases has been widely covered in Forbes and Inc. magazine as well as many other news outlets. We are best known for our overtime and tip case but there are others both pending and planned. For example, we also represent passengers in a class action questioning…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • Chicago Attempts to Regulate Uber

    …. The lawyers at Staver Law Group can explain your rights and help you deal with insurance companies. If you aren’t able to get a settlement, your attorney can help you decide if a lawsuit is the right course of action for your situation. Call today at . The post Chicago Attempts to Regulate Uber appeared first on Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer. …

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 20 readers -
  • RT News

    … can include overtime pay. The company argues that it merely operates a software platform that connects drivers and passengers and doesn’t control hours or schedules like an employer would. The legal consequences of losing the nationwide lawsuit could include a negative effect on other apps such as GrubHub, Lyft and Instacart, according to Michigan…

    Due Diligence- 23 readers -
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  • Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    … Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy Protection Posted on Feb 05, 2016 By Joshua Lawhorn February 5, 2016 by Joshua Lawhorn With the rising popularity and convenience of mobile ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, taxi companies are finding it difficult to keep up. Recently, Yellow Cab Cooperative in San Francisco filed for Chapter 11…

    Joshua Lawhorn/ Bond and Botes- 36 readers -
  • Recovering From Car Hijacking Injuries

    … drivers operating the following types of vehicles, but may include other types of commercial drivers as well: Mail delivery vans or trucks from companies such as UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL On-demand rideshare services such as Uber, Lyft, or Gett Taxis, black cars, or livery cabs Limousines School buses Cargo trucks Tractor-trailers…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 30 readers -
  • Uber and Lyft Driver Liability

    … Ridesharing platforms like Uber and Lyft are the logical evolution of the taxi cab industry. These new developments made possible by technology have the potential to increase convenience for riders and opportunities and productivity for drivers. With them, however, comes a slew of legal questions and concerns. The law must always be working…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
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