Uber, which has been met with legal resistance in cities across the United States and around the world, recently had a small win against charges from taxi companies and related services when a district court judge dismissed several complaints against the company in Connecticut. The lawsuits leveled against Uber included charges of incorrectly reporting the services they offer, intentionally deceiving customers, and, most surprisingly, racketeering. Racketeering is usually associated with criminal endeavors and no disputes between related companies. With this in mind, US District Court Judge Thompson ruled that the lawsuits had no base.
While his ruling has been praised by Uber, the company may not be in the clear. Judge Thompson has given the taxi and limo companies behind the lawsuits against Uber the chance to alter their lawsuits and potentially challenge Uber in court once again. Additionally, Uber is still facing ongoing legal disputes around the US and in other countries.
Article via CNET, 14 August 2015
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