Fla. County Sued Over Alleged Special Treatment For Uber

Law360, Miami (May 6, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT) -- Palm Beach County, Florida, violated the equal protection rights of a group of transportation companies when it allowed an Uber Technologies Inc. subsidiary to pay to temporarily bypass several provisions of the county's vehicle-for-hire laws, a putative class action filed Friday in federal court claims.

The suit represents the latest episode in what has been a rocky entrance for Uber and other ride-sharing services into the South Florida market. Last month, neighboring Broward County officials approved tighter regulations that Uber said could drive it out of the Fort Lauderdale area, and Uber, Lyft Inc. and Miami-Dade County are defendants in another...

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