Uber, Lyft Dodge NM Cab Co.'s Unfair Competition Suit

Law360 (March 8, 2019, 3:22 PM EST) -- Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. dodged a New Mexico taxi company’s suit accusing the ride-hailing companies of anti-competitive practices after a New Mexico federal judge found Thursday that the complaint was insufficient.

Albuquerque Cab Co. Inc. had argued that Uber and Lyft illegally operated as a “transportation service carrier” without the proper licensing in New Mexico between 2014 and 2016, leading the taxi company to lose business and eventually shutter its doors.

The ride-hailing companies maintained in their motion to dismiss that neither entity is a “transportation service carrier” under New Mexico law because they merely connect drivers with passengers....

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