Appeals court gives reprieve to Uber, Lyft in California

This month, Lyft and Uber were ordered by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman to reclassify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors under state law AB5, which took effect on Jan. 1. 

New York City is accused of fraud over taxi medallion prices

New York Attorney General Letitia James has informed New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer that her office intends to sue the city for $810 million to help hundreds of taxi medallion owners who find themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in the hole.

Uber begins deliveries

Uber is officially entering the same-day delivery competition with its UberRush service in New York, San Francisco and Chicago on Wednesday. But don't expect to see Uber town cars ferrying packages around in their trunks in New York at least. The service for small businesses, which has been tested in New York for about a year, is primarily via bike messengers in that city. They'll be done by car in Chicago and a combo in San Francisco.