Detroit Operator Sues Uber Over Alleged Racketeering

Posted on January 8, 2016

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.

The lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Detroit, could reignite the unsettled debate on whether smartphone-enabled ride services such as Uber and its competitor Lyft represent an evolution of the limo and taxi business or an entirely new category best left outside the current regulatory framework.

Detroit Free Press article here

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Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 5 years ago

    I would search the california legal records way back when, i believe it was carrey limousine that battled the puc and lost. California state v limousine company. The main legal fight is that we all had to have proper insurance and puc permit to operate, thoee who did not got fined by puc. Those records should be available

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