Regulations

Racketeering Suit Against Uber Dismissed

Posted on August 14, 2015
Uber scored a victory in one of the many legal battles it’s party to on Thursday, when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by 15 Connecticut taxi and limousine companies that aimed to stop the ride-sharing service from operating in the state. 


The companies, which filed the lawsuit back in May 2014, accused San Francisco-based Uber of misrepresenting its services, engaging in deceptive trade practices, and racketeering.

Despite dismissing the lawsuit, the judge granted the taxi and limousine services’ request to amend the lawsuit. The groups have 30 days to do so.

Consumerist article here

Related Topics: Connecticut operators, lawsuits, legal issues, taxis, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • PHIL W.

     | about 3 years ago

    What a joke! Operating without the proper license and insurance is ILLEGAL! Is the judge blind to this? It's a friggin app for pete's sake. That makes it cool? They are still transporting people in state and out. There are laws here. EVERYONE else has to follow them, why don't they?!! Is this another "too big to fail" crap? It should be "too small to fail"! This is also a public safety issue. The public has no clue, that's why the states and the Federal DOT have to regulate this industry...and I'm all for it. Connecticut is the strictest State in the country so I'm baffled. Either follow the rules or you're out! Seems like a no brainer. Shame on the courts, the states and any politician who is on Uber's side.

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