12/13/2014 08:50 pm ET

Uber Pressures Regulators By Mobilizing Riders And Hiring Vast Lobbying Network

On a Thursday in June, bureaucrats from Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles made their move against Uber Technologies. The fast-growing ride-for-hire company was told that its popular service was, in fact, illegal and that the firm needed to immediately cease all operations in the state.

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