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Pinning Uber Woes On Regulators A Hard Road For Cabbies

Law360, Philadelphia (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....
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