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Uber Settles Lawsuits for $10 Million

Uber Settles Lawsuits for $10 Million

Popular ridehsare service Uber agreed to pay at least $10 million to settle a civil lawsuit filled by the district attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco counties in one of the biggest settlements of its kind in California. Read More

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Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
Rideshares Ticketed Again at LAX After Lapse

Rideshares Ticketed Again at LAX After Lapse

LAX is once again cracking down on rideshare services such as Lyft and UberX. Read More

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014
LAX Police Crack Down on Rideshare Services

LAX Police Crack Down on Rideshare Services

LAX police are cracking down hard on popular rideshare services including UberX and Lyft that are violating state regulations, including picking up passengers at the airport. Read More

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014
What Popular Rideshares Mean by "At Your Own Risk"

What Popular Rideshares Mean by "At Your Own Risk"

Rideshare services like UberX are taking the place of taxis, not only here in Los Angeles, but around the world. But as the I-Team has learned, if you're in a bad accident in an UberX car, you could be left paying the bill. Read More

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014
Cab Drivers Protest Uber, Lyft

Cab Drivers Protest Uber, Lyft

Hundreds of Los Angeles cab drivers descended on City Hall Tuesday to protest popular ride share services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News' I-Team at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Rideshare Insurance Tightening Rules Proposed

Rideshare Insurance Tightening Rules Proposed

A California Assembly committee wants to tighten up insurance requirements for ride service companies like Uber and Lyft. Read More

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Risky Ride: Who's Behind the Wheel of Uber Cars?

Risky Ride: Who's Behind the Wheel of Uber Cars?

The NBC4 ITeam finds some flaws in Uber's driving screening process. Read More

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Uber Regulations

Uber Regulations

The interactive map above contains information about the extent to which communities across the United States regulate the ride-sharing service Uber. Read More

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Uber: Not the Only Car Game in Town

Uber: Not the Only Car Game in Town

Uber may be the best known on-demand car service, but it’s not the only one. Read More

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Uber Growth Timeline

Uber Growth Timeline

This animated map shows the spread of the ride-sharing service Uber across the United States since it was founded in 2010. Read More

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