NYC's Nissan Taxi Plan Struck Down In State Court

Law360, Los Angeles (October 8, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT) -- A New York State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday shut down New York City’s plan for an all-Nissan taxi fleet, saying the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission exceeded its authority when it awarded a $1 billion contract to Nissan Motor Co.

In a ruling that may pull the plug on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s transportation initiative, New York State Judge Schlomo S. Hagler found that the commission couldn’t force the city’s yellow cab operators to buy the Nissan NV-200 compact cargo vehicle, the New York Times reported...
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