US: Judge indicates Uber class action suit will likely advance

US: Judge indicates Uber class action suit will likely advance

According to Courthouse News, a federal judge indicated Thursday, May 30, he will likely advance a class action that could make Uber change the way it classifies drivers as independent contractors in California. US District Judge Edward Chen refused to accept Uber’s argument that it cannot be sued by a competitor for allegedly misclassifying drivers […]

US: Warren faces pushback over calls to break up Big Tech

US: Warren faces pushback over calls to break up Big Tech

Elizabeth Warren’s call to break up giant tech companies like Google and Facebook is facing some opposition in California, reported wbur.com. This time, however, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s proposal to check Big Tech may complicate her relationship with a state that has traditionally been a cash cow for her. California is home to three […]

US: Quinn Emanuel joins Uber rival case

US: Quinn Emanuel joins Uber rival case

Lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are fighting an attempt by their former client, Uber, to disqualify the firm from pursuing antitrust claims against it by a former rival ride-hailing app, reported Law.com. Uber’s current lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher filed a motion in February to disqualify Quinn Emanuel from representing SC Innovations, […]

Poland: Gov proposes tough anti-Uber law

Poland: Gov proposes tough anti-Uber law

Poland’s government has proposed new legislation that will require Uber and other ride-sharing companies to use only licensed taxi drivers from 2020 onwards. The government claims that the new law is aimed at creating fair competition between Uber and taxis. In recent months, there has been a growing rift between taxis and ride-sharing drivers offering […]

UK: Drivers File GDPR Lawsuit Against Uber

UK: Drivers File GDPR Lawsuit Against Uber

Four UK Uber drivers are filing a lawsuit against the company for alleged violations of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, according to a report by CNBC. The drivers claim that Uber is “failing to honor its obligations” under the law. GDPR rules state that individuals have a right to their own data, even […]

US: Uber buys Careem For US$3B

US: Uber buys Careem For US$3B

Uber, the ride-hailing startup, is reportedly gearing up to make a US$3 billion bid for Careem Networks, the Dubai-based ride-hailing company. According to a report in Reuters, citing sources familiar with the deal, Uber could make the offer during the early part of the week. Uber is offering US$1.4 billion in cash and US$1.7 billion […]

India: Uber sells its Uber Eats to Swiggy

India: Uber sells its Uber Eats to Swiggy

Uber Eats, the food delivery business of Uber, is gearing up to sell its Indian operations to Swiggy, a rival food delivery company in the country. According to a report in The Economic Times citing three people privy to the development, the transaction is expected to close in March and would mark the biggest purchase […]

US: Uber sues NYC to get driver cap lifted

US: Uber sues NYC to get driver cap lifted

Uber, the ride-hailing startup, filed a lawsuit against the city of New York last week seeking to overturn a rule that puts a cap on the number of drivers that work for ride-hailing companies that can operate in the city. According to a report in The Verge citing the lawsuit, Uber has an issue with […]

Vietnam: Grab-Uber deal to be probed again

Vietnam: Grab-Uber deal to be probed again

Vietnamese authorities plan to conduct further investigations into the merger of Grab and Uber last year over possible antitrust regulations violations, announced the Ministry of Industry and Trade on Wednesday, February 13. The Competition Council announced that after examining documents and working sessions with relevant parties, it had discovered a number of new details related […]

Germany: New app designed to take on Uber and Lyft rolls out

Germany:  New app designed to take on Uber and Lyft rolls out

HERE Technologies, the automotive mapping company controlled by three German carmakers, is giving ride-pooling a new twist with an app that makes it easier for friends to share a trip to work, games or concerts, reported The Financial Times. “The current trend in the mobility-as-a-service market has turned out to be very consolidated, concentrated — […]

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