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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

Arguments that Uber Technologies Inc. is not beholden to the same Americans with Disabilities Act requirements as other transportation companies did not pass one federal judge’s sniff test.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California ruled Friday that two New Orleans residents have grounds to sue Uber over the company’s failure to extend its UberWAV service in the city, which allows users to call for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV).

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at alancaster@alm.com. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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