Pinning Uber Woes On Regulators A Hard Road For Cabbies

By Dan Packel (January 31, 2018, 7:27 PM EST) -- Philadelphia this week became the latest city where cab drivers failed to convince a court that regulators unconstitutionally harmed their industry by going easy on ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, once again showing the sway of an early appellate ruling on the issue by now-retired jurist Richard Posner.

Ever since the then-Seventh Circuit judge wrote in a 2016 opinion that cabs and ride-hailing services were clearly different types of businesses, judges in other jurisdictions have fallen in line. The latest to do so was U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson in Philadelphia.

On Monday, he ruled that the Philadelphia Parking Authority's...

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