Attorney General AB5 Lawsuit Summary

Cal. AG Files Enforcement Action Against Uber and Lyft under AB-5

In 2018, the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision redefined the definition of employee v. independent contractor through an “ABC test” followed by many states.  Last September, California Governor Newsom signed AB-5 which codified the Dynamex decision and went into effect on January 1, 2020. The titans of the “Gig Economy” have fought AB-5 throughout the process and have…

DOJ Reveals Criminal Investigation into Uber “Fraud and Theft”

The battle for supremacy in self-driving cars between Alphabet’s Waymo and Uber has been playing out in Judge William Alsup’s San Francisco courtroom.  Waymo alleges Uber stole its trade secrets by hiring its longtime engineer Anthony Levandowski who had secretly downloaded 9.7 GB in proprietary files before leaving Waymo (Waymo v. Uber, Case No. 17-CV-0939-WA, N.D. Cal.). …

Uber’s Year of Reckoning

2017 has been a year of upheaval and reckoning for the “Sharing Economy’s” greatest disruptor and biggest badboy – Uber. Q1 Uber began the year with a $20 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commision to resolve charges that it misled prospective drivers with exaggerated earning claims and claims about financing through its Vehicle Solutions…