Safety monitors must be certified in First Aid, including how to administer Naloxone for riders overdosed on opiates.
Some Uber Technologies Inc. drivers, unhappy with the company’s $100 million offer to settle claims it exploits them, are trying to get their lawyer removed with help from a competing attorney as a judge weighs the deal.
By not providing California and Massachusetts drivers the employee status they sought and paying them less than 10 percent of the value of their claims, the class-action settlement announced last month amounts to a sell-out by their attorney, Shannon Liss-Riordan, according to Hunter Shkolnik, a New York lawyer who’s pursuing his own cases against the ride-share service. Liss-Riordan’s firm, which stands to get as much as $25 million from the deal, was motivated by greed, Shkolnik and other lawyers said Thursday in a court filing.
Liss-Riordan said she did the best she could in a hard-fought and risky case to get a fair settlement for the drivers, which she said by some measurements amounts to almost a third of the damages they could have won if the case had gone to trial.
“It is easy for others to come in and second guess, but cases are settled all the time, and it is the lawyer’s duty to assess and balance the risks and make recommendations,” she said in an e-mailed statement.
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The Greater California Livery Association will host events in Napa, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Families of victims in the 2015 Long Island limousine crash say the package of new rules in the state budget does not go far enough.
An industry association leader says the rules don't address the specific issues.
Industry groups are meeting with airport officials to determine present and future curbside access for luxury ground transportation.
Legislators were concerned the tighter rules would put too many law-abiding operations out of business.
The Central Florida Livery Association had productive and informative Feburary and March meetings that led to improvements.
The amount is a fraction of what could have been required and its business model of independent contractors stays intact.
HB 511 originally replaced the state’s sales tax on rides for hire with a 50-cent flat fee for taxi, limousine, and ride-hailing service rides and a 25-cent fee for shared rides.
MARCH LCT: The regulatory noose is tightening in documenting your driving time, driver hours, and trip data.
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Operators lose out on stretch and party bus business because a school deems their costs unfair to those who can't afford them.
Despite strong opposition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo still wants to consider some type of prohibition on certain modified vehicles.
A coalition of New York transportation trade groups helped bring about a welcome reversal that saved the state's industry -- for now.
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