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Uber Sued. Fined. Bankrupts Taxi Company? Draws Driver Ire!

Posted on January 8, 2016

Leading stories on Uber and TNCs for the week:

Limo Company Claims Uber Racketeering: A metro Detroit limo company is suing the popular Uber ride service for alleged racketeering and claims that state transportation officials unfairly give Uber drivers a free pass on laws that traditional limo and taxi drivers must follow. Detroit Free Press article here

Two Limo Companies Drop Out Of Uber Lawsuit In Florida: Two of the five taxi and limo firms who filed a federal class action lawsuit against Palm Beach County , claiming it gives special treatment to the Uber app-based ride program, will no longer be active plaintiffs, their lawyers said this week in court documents. Palm Beach Post article here

San Francisco Taxi Company On Brink Of Bankruptcy: In the latest sign that the on-demand economy is taking its toll on traditional businesses, the biggest taxi company in San Francisco is reportedly close to filing for bankruptcy. Quartz.com article here

Related Fortune article: Why Is Yellow Cab Co-op In Financial Trouble?

Uber Black Drivers File Lawsuit, Protest: Uber Black drivers filed a class action lawsuit against Uber Wednesday night following a protest in Southwest Philadelphia. NBC10.com article here

Uber To Enhance User Privacy: Uber must pay a $20,000 fine over a 2014 data breach, as part of a settlement with New York. CNet.com article here

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