Los Angeles DA Takes Legal Action Against Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar

In the neverending saga of smartphone-driven ridesharing services in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles District Attorney has sent a letter to Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, warning the firms that they are misleading consumers, due to their failure to complete background checks on their buyers. The letters threaten injunctive relief and civil penalties against the companies, if they do not make major changes to their services. The DA apparently said the business practices of the three are a "a continuing threat to consumers and the public." Image courtesy Bigstock.