Buffalo's Early News with Hank Nevins
Saturdays, 6am-9am

Text Us: #30930
Phone: (800) 616 WBEN
Business: (716) 843-0600
A   A   A

NY Attorney General Sues to Stop Ride-Sharing Lyft



ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's attorney general has sued to block Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app, from operating in New York.

The lawsuit was filed Friday, hours before San Francisco-based Lyft planned to enter the New York City market. The suit says the company actually operates as a traditional for-hire livery service using mobile technology, not a peer-to-peer transportation platform as claimed.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the company operates "in open defiance" of state and local licensing and insurance laws. He seeks a court order to stop its New York service until the suit is resolved, plus a civil penalty and loss of profits.

The suit says Lyft began operating in Buffalo and Rochester without authorizations in April and currently violates various laws.

 

Filed Under :  
Topics : Business_FinanceLaw_Crime
Social :
Locations : AlbanyBuffaloNew YorkNew York CityRochesterSan Francisco
People : Eric Schneiderman
Poll
Now that Dan Bylsma is in place, how quickly do you think the Sabres will become competitive?
  As soon as this coming season!
  A year or two down the road.
  It'll be a long while!
 
View Results