Drivers Say Nashville Limo Regs Breach Antitrust Law

Law360, New York (February 2, 2011, 8:07 PM EST) -- Two limousine drivers have sued Nashville, Tenn., and its transportation licensing authority claiming a law that establishes vehicle requirements and minimum ride fees erects illegal barriers that will keep competitors out of the market.

Richard J. Simpkins and Syed Bokhari filed a complaint Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee alleging Nashville and the Metro Transportation Licensing Commission violated the Clayton Act, the Sherman Act and the U.S. Constitution.

The plaintiffs claim that the commission has engaged in a conspiracy to...
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