This Week in Rideshare: Franchise, Fees and Fights.

Doubts over Uber’s new model, Instacart gets sued, and activists are being targeted. LegalRideshare breaks it down.

MONDAY 8/24/20

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Last week’s franchise proposal by Uber and Lyft has gotten a sour reception. Slate reported:

TUESDAY 8/25/20

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Drivers “overwhelmingly support” being an independent contractor. How do we know? Uber’s poll said so. The Hill reported:


Scooters are back in Chicago and seated scooters are on the way. StreetsBlog Chicago reported:

THURSDAY 8/27/20

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Instacart is facing a lawsuit over what’s being called “deceptive service fees”. Techcrunch reported:

“Instacart tricked District consumers into believing they were tipping grocery delivery workers when, in fact, the company was charging them extra fees and pocketing the money,” Racine said in a statement. “Instacart used these deceptive fees to cover its operating costs while simultaneously failing to pay D.C. sales taxes. We filed suit to force Instacart to honor its legal obligations, pay D.C. the taxes it owes, and return millions of dollars to District consumers the company deceived.”

FRIDAY 8/28/20

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As pressure for the ride-hailing giants to change their status mounts, some activists are being targeted and harassed on social media. CNET reported:

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