[nfbmi-talk] FW: uber fined in cal partially for violating ada

Terry D. Eagle terrydeagle at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 18 15:43:48 UTC 2015


Finally, a judge has the backbone to follow the ADA!  Uber, like others who
believe they are above the law need to be put out of business, fined, and
jailed for failure to comply with a lawful order!

 

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From: joe harcz Comcast [mailto:joeharcz at comcast.net] 



 

Judge Says Uber Should Be Fined and Suspended for Failure to Turn Over
Rideshare Data

 

Posted By

Jeremy Lybarger

on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 9:24 AM

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Yesterday was a tough one for Uber. The California Public Utilities
Commission

ruled

that the rideshare giant should be fined $7.3 million and suspended from
operating in California for failure to demonstrate compliance with the
American

with Disabilities Act, as well as failure to release data indicating how
well the company serves diverse neighborhoods.

 

According to CPUC judge Karen V. Clopton, Uber has never turned over
information pertaining to its "efforts to date for accommodating visually
impaired,

persons with service animals, and persons requiring a wheelchair accessible
vehicle." When CPUC requested data about passengers with disabilities, "no

actual data was provided" by Uber, according to the ruling.

 

Nor did the company provide data about which zip codes it serves or its
driver safety numbers. This isn't surprising given Uber's

general secrecy

about how it operates - a reticence the company claims is a trade secret.
The CPUC doesn't buy that. "A trade secret claim cannot be used as a shield
to

deny access to the very regulatory agency that has ordered the information's
creation and compilation," the ruling reads.

 

According to the

Los Angeles Times,

the CPUC's ruling won't go into effect for 30 days, and Uber will have a
chance to appeal. A $7.3 million fine is less than one percent of the $5.9
billion

in venture capital that Uber has raised.

 

In related news, officials at LAX will determine today whether rideshare
companies will be allowed to

operate at the airport.

If approved, L.A. would become the largest city in America to grant such
permission.

 

 

Source:

http://www.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2015/07/16/judge-says-uber-should-be-fined
-and-suspended-for-failure-to-turn-over-rideshare-data



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