Tampa Limo Company Sues Regulators Over Minimum Fare Rule

Posted on August 28, 2013

TAMPA — A libertarian law firm announced it is filing a lawsuit on behalf of a local limousine company, challenging a Hillsborough County rule requiring limos to charge at least $50 per ride.

The Institute for Justice, headquartered in Arlington, Va., plans to file the lawsuit in Circuit Court today against the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission, which regulates limousines, taxis, ambulances and other vehicles for hire.

The plaintiffs in the case are Thomas Halsnik, owner of Black Pearl Limousine , and two limousine customers, Kenrick Gleckler and Daniel Faubion.

Tampa Tribute article here

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  • Neal Arnold

     | about 7 years ago

    I predict that Uber will litigate the matter until Dallas finds it too expensive and politically difficult to prevail. Between Tuesday and Wed the produced 5000 signatures on a petition. This was when the item was not on the agenda. For better or worse they are here. I noticed Ft. Worth and DFW Airport see to not be in a hurry to "poke" the bear.

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