Turo countersues in car-sharing standoff at San Francisco’s airport

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In January, the city of San Francisco made the unusual move of suing a tech startup. Turo, an app company that allows people to rent out their personal cars, had failed to pay the fees required to operate legally at the SFO airport, the city alleged. Turo claims it shouldn’t be subject to the same regulations as legacy rental car companies. And today Turo responded by counter-suing the city.

The city says Turo is flouting rules that are in place to keep people safe and maintain a level playing field. Turo claims the city is carrying water for established car rental companies like Enterprise and Hertz.

It’s an escalation in a months-long turf battle that’s pitted traditional car rental…

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