Virginia Issues Cease and Desist Letters to Uber and Lyft

June 9, 2014

A day after the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles directed Uber and Lyft to stop operating in the commonwealth, Uber says it will cover the costs for any of its drivers who are cited for disobeying the order. The Virginia DMV issued cease and desist letters to the car services Thursday, writing that both firms are operating illegally in the state and should halt all services immediately. If they didn’t, the DMV warned, the drivers, who are independent contractors, would be “assessed a civil penalty.” (WCP)

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