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Uber faults lawyers as Calif. weighs insurance rule

Posted on June 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO — Uber Technologies Inc., the service that lets people order private cars from smartphones, is faulting attorneys and insurers as it seeks to fend off a California proposal that requires more coverage for drivers, Bloomberg reported.

The Senate Insurance Committee is considering a bill that would force transportation networks to boost protection for drivers cruising for riders in California. Uber said it offers adequate coverage and criticized a plan that passed the state Assembly as a “back-room deal” by insurers and trial lawyers seeking to boost profit, according to the report.

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