Transportation

Uber Wins Challenge To NYC Ride-Hailing ‘Cruising Cap’

Uber Technologies Inc. was victorious in its fight against a New York City regulation aimed at reducing traffic congestion in Manhattan by limiting the amount of time drivers for ride-hailing services can spend “cruising” the island’s busiest areas, with a New York state judge on Monday calling the rule “arbitrary and capricious”…

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Lyft Says Prof’s Patent For Ride-Hailing Concept Is Abstract

Lyft Inc. is looking to kill a patent suit by a retired professor who says he invented the concept underlying the ride-hailing business, telling a California federal court Monday that his patent only describes an abstract idea for running a taxi dispatch service using computers…

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Don’t DQ Quinn Emanuel In Uber Case, Defunct Rival Says

A defunct ride-hailing startup accusing Uber of having driven it out of business asked a California federal court on Friday to let it keep Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as counsel, saying the firm’s previous work counseling Uber in cases related to taxi regulations has nothing to do with the current antitrust case…