Lyft accuses New York attorney general of lying about launch holdup

Lyft was set to launch in two parts of New York City today, a plan that was derailed following a court battle with state’s attorney general that’s now stretched into next week, and possibly beyond. Now the two sides have begun a public war of words against one another about why the ridesharing service didn’t launch, with Lyft going so far as to say the New York official is lying.

According to the New York attorney general, the State Supreme Court granted an injunction that kept Lyft from launching as planned. Now Lyft is saying that’s a “deliberate misstatement,” and that it’s the one that put the launch on hold in order to make changes to its service that will comply with local regulations.

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