2nd Circ. Axes Rights Challenge To NYC Uber, Lyft Regs

By Linda Chiem (May 1, 2018, 4:44 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that New York City properly justified crafting different regulations for for-hire vehicles like Uber and Lyft, rejecting a suit alleging the uneven set of rules deprived medallion taxicabs of their equal protection and due process rights.

A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court affirmed a New York judge's March 2017 dismissal of a suit from a group of trade associations and credit unions affiliated with the medallion taxi industry alleging New York City's regulatory regime unconstitutionally created a different set of rules for the for-hire ground transportation industry that left traditional medallion taxicabs at a...

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