May 13, 2017
This week in Uber news
- Uber's status in Europe: A top advisor to Europe's highest court has recommended that it classify Uber as a transportation business instead of a technology company. This would mean the company would face stricter regulations.
- Dismissals from Uber's legal team: Uber reportedly fired two of its lawyers last year after they sought advice from outside firms over a company policy, according to The Information.
- San Francisco sues Uber: The company's hometown filed a lawsuit to force it to release data about its drivers and whether they have the required business licensing in San Francisco.
- Waymo's lawsuit against Uber is going to trial: A federal judge denied Uber's request to move to arbitration a lawsuit Alphabet's self-driving car unit filed against the ride-hailing company. The judge also partially granted Waymo's preliminary injunction request, and referred the case to a U.S. attorney.