NY Appeals Court Upholds Approval Of 'E-Hail' Taxi Program

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's approval of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission's 12-month pilot program to allow medallion cabs to arrange passenger pickups via smartphone applications, saying the program is in compliance with the city and state statutes.

The four-judge appeals panel rejected the arguments of a group of entities that represent or have financial interests in businesses that operate black or livery cars, which sued for an order declaring the "e-hail" program null and void. The...
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