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Disability Rights Advocates Sue Lyft

Published on Nov 6, 2020 at 8:22 am in Rideshare Lawsuits.

On November 3, 3030, a federal judge ruled that disability rights organizations have the right to sue Lyft for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The lawsuit, which was filed in March, was originally initiated by the Independent Living Resource Center. The center is a California non-profit disability rights organization. A few other organizations and disabled individuals filed as well.

Family of Uber Driver Files Wrongful Death Suit

Published on Oct 20, 2020 at 7:28 am in Rideshare Lawsuits.

The family of an Uber driver who was killed by a passenger has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Maryland federal court against the rideshare company. The suit claims the killing was the result of inadequate passenger screening procedures.

The suit, brought by Tchakounte’s fiancee Carole Tchabert Tchatchoua and his three children, is seeking unspecified damages to compensate for their mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, and loss of economic support.

Uber Dismisses Unionization Lawsuit in Seattle

Published on Apr 15, 2020 at 7:21 am in Rideshare Lawsuits.

In 2015, Uber and Lyft drivers sought the right to unionize in Seattle. A law was put in place that allowed them to do so, however, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Uber challenged the law in court. Now, however, Uber has agreed to dismiss the case.

When the unionization law passed in Seattle, it allowed drivers for ride-hailing apps to organize. This was unusual because the companies consider drivers independent contractors as opposed to employees. When the law was challenged in court, the Seattle City Council removed provisions that allowed drivers to negotiate pay if they organized. The rideshare companies continued to pushback against the new law even after changes were made, but have now decided to drop the lawsuit.