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Uber increases settlement in 'safe rides' suit to $32.5 million

Michael McGrady Jun. 21, 2017, 11:23am

As the popular ride-sharing giant Uber is at the forefront of controversy, the firm also finds itself upping its settlement in a class-action lawsuit that claims that its customers were misled about so-called safe rides fees and the screening process for drivers, among other alleged improprieties documented in a suit filed with a California federal court.

Controversial consumer protection bill is abandoned by sponsor

Michael McGrady Jun. 8, 2017, 9:33am

A senate proposal pushed by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been declared inactive by the bill sponsor after a major outpouring of opposition to the legislation ultimately threatened the bill’s passage.