While Uber has netted most of the bad publicity, its competitor is racking up alleged rapes and sexual crimes linked to drivers.
The operator is now linked to an inspector's sticker ordering the stretched involved in the deadly Oct. 6 New York accident be taken out of service for brake problems.
The defendant must also pay more than $180,000 in back pay and damages.
Prosecutors had sought the sample to compare with a peeled-off DOT out-of-service sticker found in his car.
Investigators first looked into the company that owns the stretch Ford Excursion more than a year before it crashed.
A motion filed by defense attorneys for the company’s operator indicates a state expert’s report concluded the brakes failed.
Prosecutors allege the owner of the vehicle in the deadly accident allowed the driver to operate it without the proper endorsement.
The amount is a fraction of what could have been required and its business model of independent contractors stays intact.
The wrongful death case prompting the defensive motion is likely to be the first of many lawsuits related to the accident that killed 20.
The family is seeking unspecified damages in state court from Prestige limousine service owner Shahed Hussain and his son.
The TNC published a white paper that concludes most of its drivers are happy and earn more than minimum wage.
Many drivers with bad experiences question how independent their roles as contractors really are.
A three-judge panel ruled in favor of the TNC in a lawsuit that could steer the future of the gig economy.
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