Lyft

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.
Posts about Lyft
  • New Laws in Texas for 2017

    … roads from using wireless communication device (i.e., mobile phones) to read, write, or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle. Texting and driving in Texas will be punishable by a fine of $25-$99, which raises to $100-$200 for any subsequent offenses. Cities which have passed similar ordinances relating to phone use while…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Who is Responsible in an Uber Car Accident?

    … Popular ridesharing companies like Uber1 and Lyft have been taking the transportation industry by storm and giving taxicab companies a run for their money. Over the past several years, Uber has quickly surpassed cab companies in urban areas, such as Philadelphia, for safety, cleanliness, convenience, and affordability. When riders download…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 19 readers -
  • PA Law Catches-up with Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft

    …, vehicle safety and insurance coverage.” In 2014 and 2015 the PUC granted experimental authority to three TNC’s: Yellow Z, Uber and Lyft. The Commission oversees transportation services operating throughout Pennsylvania – including taxis, limousines and ride-hailing services – with the exception of Philadelphia, where those activities are regulated…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • What Happens If My Uber Is In An Accident?

    … ride-sharing program are considered independent contractors. They are expected to maintain their own private insurance. Accordingly, after an accident, Uber will argue that it is a technology company that provides the platform, but is not the drivers’ employer. The good news for Uber passengers is that Uber manages an insurance policy in addition…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 27 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- 19 readers -
  • Journal Sentinel

    …Former Uber driver sues company, saying he is owed overtime, tips by Bruce Vielmetti | Link to original source (122K) A former driver for Uber has sued the giant ride-hailing company in federal court, seeking unpaid overtime, tips and other payments on behalf of all current and former drivers in Wisconsin. The suit asks the court to “properly…

    Due Diligence- 32 readers -
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  • Radio 620 WTMJ

    …Local Uber driver sues company by John Mercure | Link to original source A former Milwaukee Uber driver is suing the company over the amount of money he’s making working for the ride sharing service. Lamont Lathan says Uber owes him overtime and tips. Brian Mahany represents Lathan in the lawsuit. He says after talking to hundred of other…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Bloomberg BNA

    … to drivers. “Drivers value their independence: the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock, to use Uber and Lyft simultaneously, to drive most of the week or for just a few hours,” Uber said April 22. “That’s why we are so pleased that this settlement recognizes that drivers should remain as independent contractors, not employees…

    Due Diligence- 38 readers -
  • ATTENTION UBER EMPLOYEES – We Need Your Help!

    … 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- 12 readers -
  • Chicago Attempts to Regulate Uber

    … We’ve all either experienced or heard about a “crazy” taxi driver. Someone who speeds, weaves through traffic, and takes red lights and stop signs as a signal to slow down and glance around instead of come to a complete halt. When we hear about an accident involving a taxi, we’re hardly surprised. But for some reason, Uber and Lyft don’t have…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 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- 25 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- 38 readers -
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