Minneapolis-based tech firm Vugo, which provides interactive video advertising to be displayed in Uber and Lyft vehicles, has received a green light to continue its legal challenge against a Chicago city ordinance barring such advertising in the vehicles, as a federal judge said she wasn’t sure she was buying the city’s assertions the ad ban was needed to protect “captive” passengers.
A gay man who claimed a Chicago taxi driver threw him and a male companion out of the cab, leaving them on Lake Shore Drive, has sued Uber and the Chicago taxi association with which the driver was affiliated, saying the companies should be held liable under state human rights laws for the drivers’ actions.
In the wake of ride-sharing company Uber’s settlement of class action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts over the company’s classification of drivers as contractors, rather than employees, another class action has been brought in Chicago federal court demanding Uber’s drivers be treated as employees, with the associated rights and benefits, under federal labor laws.
Judge: Taxi drivers have constitutional beef, but won't issue injunction regarding city regulation of Uber, Lyft
A Chicago federal judge has again refused to toss a lawsuit brought against the city of Chicago by an association of regulated taxi and livery drivers, saying the taxi operators have a legitimate legal beef to settle with the city over the different ways the city regulates traditional taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.