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Lyft passenger seeks damages from rideshare company, city of Chicago over Michigan Ave crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 27, 2018

A couple is seeking damages from a ride-hailing company and the city of Chicago over a collision earlier this month.

Chicago drops ban on advertising in Uber, Lyft cars; Video ad app maker drops constitutional legal challenge

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 12, 2018

A decision by Chicago City Hall to amend a city ordinance to now allow interactive video advertising in vehicles operated by drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft has brought to a conclusion one company’s legal quest to win a court order declaring such a ban unconstitutional.

Passenger claims Lyft driver assaulted him for speed complaint

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 22, 2018

A passenger is suing ride-sharing company Lyft and a driver, citing alleged assault and negligence.

Vugo given green light to continue lawsuit vs city over Uber, Lyft ad ban

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 10, 2017

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.

Judge: Taxi drivers have constitutional beef, but won't issue injunction regarding city regulation of Uber, Lyft

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 29, 2016

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.

McPier says Uber, Lyft need to start paying taxes for passenger pickups at O'Hare, Midway

By Scott Holland | Mar 21, 2016

McPier has asked a Cook County judge to order ridesharing services Uber and Lyft begin meeting their obligations to pay a tax each time they pick up passengers at Chicago’s airports.

Chicago's differing regulations of Uber vs taxis may violate equal protection, judge says

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 23, 2015

Cab drivers in the city of Chicago have long claimed City Hall’s treatment of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, compared to how it treats the city’s taxi drivers, is unfair. Now, Chicago’s cabbies will have the chance to press that claim in court, after a federal judge said an equal protection lawsuit brought by cabbies may have some gas left in the tank.

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