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Operators Target County's Actions On Uber In Federal Suit

Posted on July 13, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County gave the app-based ride service Uber treatment that wasn’t just unfair to taxis and limos, it was unlawful, four limousine firms say this week in a federal class-action lawsuit.

The suit, which targets the county’s treatment of San Francisco-based Uber parent Rasier LLC, was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Boyce Transportation, operating as A1A Airport and Limousine Service; Act One Limousine; Priority Limousine and Transportation; and Dignitary Services.

A1A Airport and Limousine Service is owned by Rick Versace, the President of the Florida Limousine Association.

During the local, regional, statewide and national debate over how much, if at all, governments should regulate app-based firms, the taxi and limo companies have said rules give the app-based ride services an unfair advantage and don’t go far enough to protect the public.

Palm Beach Post article here

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