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Uber Beats False Advertising Suit From California Taxi Drivers

Jan. 27, 2021, 12:44 AM

A proposed class of 4,000 taxi drivers in California failed to show that alleged misrepresentations made by Uber Technologies Inc. about the availability of rides, the legality of airport pickups, and rider safety caused the taxi industry to lose ridership and income, a state appeals court said Tuesday.

The drivers couldn’t show the harm they suffered was caused by the alleged false advertising, and not by Uber’s general competition, as required by the state’s false advertising law, the court said.

In a suit filed in Alameda County, taxi drivers alleged Uber misrepresented the proximity of rides through cartoon images of...

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