Uber, Lyft Exit E-Scooter Disability Bias Suit For Now

By Dean Seal (October 29, 2019, 8:49 PM EDT) -- Uber, Lyft and a host of other defendants have at least temporarily dodged a proposed class action that accuses the companies of discriminating against people with disabilities by allowing electric scooters to encroach on public spaces.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald addressed a series of motions in the case on Tuesday, denying most as moot after finding that the Los Angeles residents behind the suit have failed to state a claim against five electric scooter companies and the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

The residents did score one victory — Judge Fitzgerald found they did in fact have...

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