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Carsharing and Other Mobility Platforms: Legal Issues to Keep in Mind

All states have laws that govern various aspects of rental car operations. Do those laws apply to new and developing mobility models and, if so, to what extent? The answers are not clear.

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Investigation Finds Hertz Wrongfully Reported Vehicles as Stolen

One customer who was falsely accused of stealing her Hertz rental vehicle was awarded $100,000 dollars in damages by a civil jury.

Uber Updates Sexual Violence Transparency Policies

The company is removing requirements for mandatory arbitration and non-disclosure agreements in dealing with sexual assault and harassment claims.

Avis Sues for Vehicle Damage, Breach of Contract

Avis is seeking payment for the damages, attorney fees, and court costs.

Avis Sued for False Grand Theft Auto Charges

The suit alleges the charges negatively affected the plaintiff and his business; he is seeking unspecified monetary damages at a jury trial.

Uber Ride Ends with Assault, Lawsuit Filed

The lawsuit filed against Uber alleges negligence and negligent hiring, supervisions, and retention.

Jordan Court Rules to Ban Ride-Hailing Group Careem

Careem may resume operations in the country when it obtains the appropriate licenses.

NLRB Overturns Joint Employer Rule

According to Richard Alaniz, a partner at Cruickshank & Alaniz, a labor and employment firm, there are many open questions as a result of the decision, which could affect car rental franchises.

Phoenix Rental Operator Loses $1.85 Million Lawsuit

Investigators found that Dennis N. Saban, owner of Phoenix Car Rental and Saban's Rent-A-Car, violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by adding extraneous taxes and surcharges on vehicle rentals.

City Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Turo, Alleges Permit Violations at SFO

Despite relinquishing its permits in August 2017, Turo has continued to operate at the airport and actively markets its services to SFO travelers.