PU Code Section 1759 Shields Uber From Class Action By Taxi Owners

In January the Court of Appeal (First District, Division One) issued its decision in Goncharov v. Uber Technologies, Inc 19 Cal. App. 4th 1157,2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 72 (January 29, 2018). The Court affirmed the dismissal of a class action by several taxicab companies against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”). The plaintiffs claimed that Uber had unfairly

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Objection! Hearsay: The Prohibition Against Basing CPUC Findings on Uncorroborated, Contested Hearsay Evidence

On February 5, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal issued a clear directive to the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) and the parties coming before it: uncorroborated hearsay evidence does not qualify as the “substantial evidence” required to support a disputed finding of fact. The Utility Reform Network v. Public Utilities Commission (“TURN II”),

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