St. Louis Taxi Agency Seeks To Curb Uber Operations In City

Law360, New York (November 16, 2015, 7:32 PM EST) -- The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission pressed a Missouri federal court Friday to block Uber Technologies Inc. from operating in the city and skirting licensing regulations and blasted the ride-hailing service’s bid to get the instant suit tossed by claiming a separate antitrust suit tackles the same issues.

In a brief opposing Uber’s motion to dismiss, the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission — 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 — defended the licensing and background-check regulations adopted in September that it says Uber...

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