Lawsuit alleges Uber unlawfully bombarded New Yorkers with political robocalls

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Oh, Uber! Sworn enemy of big taxi! Defier of governments! Uh… disturber of dinner times?

According to a class action suit, filed earlier this week in a New York court, Uber bombarded New Yorkers with “hundreds or thousands” of robocalls encouraging them to oppose Mayor de Blasio’s attempts to regulate the company.

One call allegedly went as follows…

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Editor’s note: In response to my article on Convoy, “the Uber of trucking,” Pando received the following response from Hubert Horan, by one of the early advisers/architects of the trucking deregulation in the 1970s and a well-known transportation industry expert

The  letter is fascinating, insightful, and critical. I don’t agree with his characterizations of some of my arguments; but I do agree with his own arguments and explanations in this letter, and more than that, I appreciate the time and serious effort Horan put into this letter to educate all of us. Few people in America have his decades-long industry perspective and his unique political insights on the politics of transportation, antitrust, markets, and tech. Here’s the letter in full.

-Mark Ames

Has Pando missed the heart of the Uber problem?

As an avid Pando subscriber/supporter, I wanted to raise some serious concerns with your November 4th Convoy post…

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