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UPDATE: UBER WILL END ITS
AUTO LEASE PRORGRAM
"Uber is planning to close out or sell its car-leasing businesses in the U.S. by the end of this year, a source told CNBC.
Uber drivers have complained about the high lease payments required by the companies they lease from. Drivers, who as contractors don't typically have employer-based health benefits, have told outlets such as Quartz and The Washignton Post that they were unable to keep up with payments amid serious illnesses."
"According to Nunes' complaint, the existence of lease mileage caps - which charges $0.15 per mile for each mile drive over 2,500 per month - led plaintiff to pay exceedingly higher rates for his lease vehicle lease than advertised.
"It becomes a vicious cycle," Anthony Nunes, an attorney representing plaintiff, told the Business Times. "Drivers were put in the position of driving more to pay for their leases, which in turn led to higher lease payments." In many cases, according to Nunes, drivers ended up having the cars repossessed because the mileage fees make it impractical for them to keep working."
NUNES FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST
RING.COM VIDEO DOORBELLS FOR
"A class-action suit has been filed against a Santa Monica company over allegations it misclassified its employees as exempt from hourly wages and overtime.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from performing his work without being paid hourly wages or any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Ring.com responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate meal periods and failed to pay for business expenses."
NUNES FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST UBER ALLEGING FRAUD,
FALSE ADVERTISING IN
ITS AUTO LEASE PROGRAM
"A former Uber Technologies, Inc. driver has filed a class action lawsuit against the company, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud, and unfair competition.
According to the complaint, plaintiff alleges that he sustained damages after being charged for exceeding caps on their leases. He holds Uber Technologies, Xchange Leasing, UFS and Bama Leasing responsible because they allegedly marketed their leases to drivers as having no mileage cap in order to deceive them and charge excess mileage penalties, which would be deducted from drivers' weekly pay."