Court blocks Lyft launch in NYC

Gee, I wonder who’s behind this legal delay?

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(From The USAToday)

The order bars Lyft from offering rides pending a hearing on Monday, when both sides are scheduled to return to court for legal arguments. The hearing will also address issues about Lyft’s previously launched operations in Buffalo and Rochester, Schneiderman and Lawsky said.

The suit says Lyft began operating in the two upstate cities without authorizations in April, and currently violates various laws.

The company operates “in open defiance” of state and local licensing and insurance laws, said Schneiderman. He’s seeking a civil penalty and loss of the company’s profits.

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