DoorDash initiates another lawsuit against New York City
DoorDash is suing New York City over a law that would require the company to share the data it collects about customers with restaurants. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday, is the second case the delivery company has filed against the city in less than a week, as Crains New York Business first reported.
In particular, restaurants are not included in this list, and forcing DoorDash to transfer customer data would violate its constitutional rights, the company argues in the case. “By forcing DoorDash to disclose this trade secret to restaurants, the regulation eliminates DoorDash’s central ownership of the trade secret – the right to exclusive use,” the lawsuit claims, according to Crains. “And the right to exclusive use is the reason the trade secret has economic value.”
This is the second lawsuit the delivery company has filed against New York City in the past week. On September 10, DoorDash joined Grubhub and Uber Eats to sue the city for halting a permanent shipping charge passed by the city council in August.
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