From The Columbus Dispatch Uber and Lyft want to keep parts of their applications to become licensed transportation companies in Columbus under wraps.
The two San Francisco-based companies wrote in court filings that all or parts of applications they filed with the city last month contain proprietary trade secrets that are exempt from Ohio’s public-records laws.
Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Kimberly Cocroft granted Uber Technologies Inc.’s request for a temporary restraining order that bars Columbus from releasing three pages of the company’s insurance policy on Friday.
Lyft Inc. filed for a similar order yesterday that would shield its entire application, plus the applications submitted by potential drivers.
Neither company could be reached for comment.