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  • 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.

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