Uber Says Cabbies Steer St. Louis Cab Commission

Law360, Washington (November 9, 2015, 6:23 PM EST) -- A subsidiary of Uber told a Missouri federal court Friday that St. Louis’ taxi regulation commission is fair game for an antitrust suit alleging the commission conspires with cab companies to impede competition.

A group of drivers and riders of Uber USA LLC pushed back against the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission’s attempt to dismiss their suit, saying the taxi industry controls the MTC and that the state legislature never gave the commission permission to limit competition. They claim that commission members who work for taxi companies, known as active-market participants, drove the commission to adopt regulations that impede other companies...

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