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Uber driver accused of videotaping passenger without permission, posting video to social media

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Uber and Adam Richards for alleged negligence.

Uber agrees to settle 'Refer-A-Friend' class action for $20M; $6.6M potentially going to lawyers

Scott Holland Aug. 17, 2017, 5:49pm

Uber is moving toward a $20 million settlement of a class action lawsuit by a group accusing the ride-hailing company of breaking federal law in how it sent “Refer-A-Friend” promotional messages to prospective new customers.

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

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 10, 2017, 3:33pm

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.

Man claims Uber driver drove off before he had left car, causing partial thumb amputation

Louie Torres Apr. 25, 2017, 10:05pm

A man is suing Rasier LLC, Uber Technologies Inc. and driver Carlos Polk, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence after he suffered a hand injury while a passenger.

Woman sues Uber after co-passenger stabs her with knife

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:14pm

An Uber passenger is suing the company and Julie Ramer, her co-passenger, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence after Ramer stabbed her with a knife in their Uber vehicle.

Uber sued after driver allegedly ran over woman passenger's foot

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:33am

A woman is suing Uber Technologies Inc. and Mohammed Benni, an Uber driver, after the driver allegedly ran over her foot as she attempted to get in the defendant's vehicle.

Class action: Uber owes for double charging drivers to use its Instant Pay feature to get paid

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 22, 2016, 3:52pm

An Uber driver has dropped off a class action lawsuit against the ride-sharing giant, alleging Uber has taken double in fees what they said they would from drivers who use a new instant payment option to cash out the money they earn from the rides they provide.

Lawsuit: Uber must offer same services to people requiring motorized wheelchairs as to non-disabled

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 13, 2016, 4:25pm

An organization which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities has sued Uber, asking a federal judge to order the popular ridesharing service to provide equivalent levels of service to those with non-folding motorized wheelchairs as it does for people without such mobility disabilities.

Gay man says cab company, Uber should pay for driver who left him on Lake Shore for kissing

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 9, 2016, 4:19pm

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.

Uber hit with class actions from drivers claiming they should be treated as employees under FLSA

Jonathan Bilyk May 4, 2016, 5:33pm

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

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 29, 2016, 5:40pm

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

Scott Holland Mar. 21, 2016, 3:54pm

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.