Taxi Price-Fixing Suit Survives Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge refused Wednesday to dismiss a suit alleging cab companies conspired to monopolize the industry by fixing prices for so-called stand fees that drivers have to pay to operate an authorized cab in certain counties in the Lone Star State.

In a victory for a taxi cab trade association and others that filed suit, U.S. District Judge David Godbey rejected the defendants' argument that they were entitled to state action immunity, which is sometimes granted to private parties.

Yellow Checker Cab Co. of...
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