Uber's been making headlines for months, and not the good kind.
A day after city officials in Portland, Oregon, sued Uber, on Tuesday prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco slapped a lawsuit on the company, accusing the ride-sharing app of gouging customers, among other claims. Portland sued the now $40 billion taxi-hailing service for allegedly failing to meet local regulations.
Can the mounting bad press hit the brakes on Uber's growth story? Thilo Koslowski, a vice president and automotive practice leader at Gartner, told the Los Angeles Times that the growing pains appear to be par for the course for such a fast-expanding company.
"The company is still young and, because of the speed in which it's expanding, it's just encountering these things that are part of growing up," Koslowski told the Times, adding: "Uber has to address these problems because if it doesn't, it's at risk of letting these things get out of control."