Uber is an American venture-funded startup and transportation network company based in San Francisco, California that makes mobile application software ("app") that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services. The company arranges pickups in dozens of cities around the world.Initially, Uber drivers had cars such as Lincoln Town Cars, Cadillac Escalades, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S550 sedans. After 2012, Uber added a wider selection of cars to market to a broader cross-section of the market, called UberX. Cars are reserved by sending a text message or by using a mobile app. Using the apps, customers can track their reserved car's location.
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    • 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.

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  • Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post)

    … Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post) November 16, 2016 by Brian Mahany We are currently locked into a huge battle with Uber. David versus Goliath. Underpaid Uber drivers against a company worth $66 billion dollars. Despite its huge size, Uber wants to be even bigger and more powerful. With that in mind, it has been…

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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…

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  • Eliminating Car Accident Deaths By 2040

    … awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. From there, it is hoped that technological advancements will make a significant impact. The introduction of self-driving cars is expected to make roadways much safer, as human error will be taken out of the equation. Self-driving passenger vehicles are currently being developed by numerous automakers…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Car Accidents While Riding Uber in Dallas TX

    …Injured in an accident while riding in (or driving) an Uber vehicle? Our Dallas attorneys can help you file a claim and recover the money you’re owed. Liability Issues With Uber Technology has improved everything involved with our everyday life, including advancements in how we experience our night life. Uber (which includes UberX, UberXL…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • What Happens If My Uber Is In An Accident?

    … Ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lyft have increased in popularity over the years. Uber, like its competitor, offers the public an alternative to hired transportation, while giving private car owners an opportunity to earn extra income with their personal vehicle. Although this innovative business model has been very advantageous to those who…

    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 -
  • Uber Drivers Claim They Are Not Independent Contractors… in the UK

    …. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The legal system is a bit different in the the U.K. Here in the United States, claims for unpaid overtime or misclassification are filed by individual drivers. In Great Britain, however, the case was brought by the GMB Union, one of the country’s largest labor groups. Lawyers for the drivers say that not only…

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  • Journal Sentinel

    …, which covers Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, in a case involving Verona-based Epic Systems, recently ruled that such forced arbitration clauses violate the National Labor Relations Act. Mahany said that fact might make the 7th Circuit ground zero for what he anticipates will be a consolidation of many of the Uber suits. “I use Uber,” he said. “It’s a great service. It just has not spent enough time taking care of their drivers.” The post Journal Sentinel appeared first on Mahany Law. …

    Due Diligence- 27 readers -
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  • Milwaukee Magazine

    … prevent employees from setting their own hours. “There’s no legal reason behind that statement,” Mahany said. He also said of Uber: “I love the service. They need to spend a little more money on their drivers.” The post Milwaukee Magazine appeared first on Mahany Law. …

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  • 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. …

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  • Fox 6

    …Class action lawsuit: Wisconsin Uber drivers sue Uber Fox 6 – Local News by Ben Handelman | Link to original source Uber is being sued by its own drivers! A lawsuit was filed in federal court on Friday, June 24th. It’s impact could redefine ride-sharing in Wisconsin. It’s an ongoing argument: are Uber drivers independent contractors…

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