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Texas-Based Alto Rideshare Company Expands to Los Angeles

Published on Jan 6, 2021 at 9:50 am in News.

The first employee-based, on-demand rideshare and delivery company is expanding its service area. Originally based in Texas in Houston and Dallas, Alto has announced its expansion to Los Angeles. The company is offering both pre-scheduled and on-demand rides in the city, including to LAX.

Lawsuit Against Lyft Alleges Poor Screens Lead to Sexual Assault

Published on Jan 4, 2021 at 9:13 am in Rideshare Lawsuits.

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Lyft is facing a series of new lawsuits of failing to protect female passengers from rape by drivers. The December legal actions are part of a mass tort lawsuit initiated in August 2019 by 20 women alleging sexual assault by Lyft drivers.

A trial has been scheduled for January 2022. After the case began, several dozen women joined and lawyers for the plaintiffs plan to add hundreds more alleged victims.

Uber Raises Prices in Response to New Seattle Law

Published on Dec 31, 2020 at 7:54 am in News.

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In response to Seattle’s new minimum wage law for rideshare drivers, Uber plans to charge customers 25 percent more on each trip beginning January 1. By April 1, passengers could see fares increase by as much as 50 percent compared to today’s prices, as the compensation for drivers fully phases in. At this time, Lyft has not announced an immediate price increase, but they could do so in the future.

Rideshare Accident Lawsuits on the Rise

Published on Dec 30, 2020 at 7:54 am in Rideshare Lawsuits.

In the past decade, rideshare vehicles have provided more than 11 billion trips to passengers. As a result, many places have seen a decrease in drunk driving accidents; however, Uber and Lyft accidents are on the rise. As a result, injured passengers are seeking legal representation and filing lawsuits to have the best chance of recovery.