Uber Hits St. Louis With Suit Over Background Check Regs

Law360, New York (September 18, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT) -- A group from an Uber Technologies Inc. subsidiary lobbed an antitrust suit in Missouri federal court on Friday against the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, its commissioners and several cab companies over new background check regulations they say are aimed at shutting the ride-hailing service out of St. Louis.

The group of drivers and riders of Uber USA LLC, a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Uber, allege that the state-created entity that regulates vehicles for hire, their drivers, and vehicle for-hire companies in the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County has adopted onerous regulations meant to keep out so-called transportation network...

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