Disability-rights advocates initially sued the city of San Diego in federal court alleging that scooters create hazards for pedestrians by blocking access and rights-of-way, especially for those with mobility disabilities. Additional claims against the providers for these devices on sidewalks were also lodged.
When the lawsuit was filed, it named the scooter companies, such as Lyft, Bird, Wheels Lab Inc., etc. as defendants but a judge later dismissed them. That left just the city of San Diego. The city of San Diego recently filed lawsuits against the scooter companies separately to cause them to defend the city of San Diego in litigation based on a provision in their operating agreements. The city is asking the companies to cover any damages and pay legal fees for any lawsuit generated by the scooters.
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