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Lime Scooters Suit Said to Target ‘Illegal’ Sidewalk Use

Feb. 11, 2019, 5:43 PM

Lawyers for a Florida woman severely injured in a scooter crash said Feb. 11 they intend to sue rental company Lime for negligence after she was hit by a car while operating a Lime scooter on a Fort Lauderdale street.

The planned suit, the lawyers said, would be filed this week and is the latest litigation over the brightly-colored electric scooters offered by Lime, Bird Rides, and other companies for use on city streets.

But the suit likely will have to contend with waivers in rental contracts that work to insulate the companies from personal injury liability.

Plaintiffs’ lawyers say ...