Category: Consumer Fraud/Unfair Competition

Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and as you might

Posted in Consumer Fraud/Unfair Competition, Labor Law, Litigation, Ordinances, Ride Sharing

Uber Email Leads to Certification of Class Action

Last week brought another ruling in putative class action litigation pending against Uber in federal court in California.  This time it was Ehret v. Uber Technologies, Inc., 14-cv-113 (N.D. Cal 2015), wherein plaintiff alleged Uber misrepresented an automatic 20% charge

Posted in Class Action, Consumer Fraud/Unfair Competition, Litigation, Ride Sharing

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