Month: November 2015

Chicago Taxi Dispatchers and Medallion Owners Take On Uber

Here in Chicago, the first court decision involving a ride sharing business came down last summer.  In Yellow Group LLC v. Uber Technologies Inc., 12-cv-7967 (July 10, 2014), Judge Sara L. Ellis of the U.S. District Court for the Northern

Posted in Consumer Fraud/Unfair Competition, Lanham Act, Litigation, Ride Sharing

HomeAway Defeats Alleged Scrapers’ “Procedural Fencing”

In one of the first federal appellate court decisions involving a “Sharing Economy” company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, back in 2013, issued what largely amounts to a civil procedure opinion in VRCompliance LLC v.

Posted in Civil Procedure, Home Sharing, Litigation, Terms of Use

Ride-Sharing Platforms and Tort Liability Exposure: Know and Mean What You Say

While the first legal issue that comes to mind for many when considering the new ride-sharing platforms is the employee v. independent contractor question, exposure to tort liability should also be near the top of the list for platforms, service

Posted in Litigation, Ride Sharing, Terms of Use, Torts