Uber Ignores Local Regulations, Taxi Drivers Say In $5M Suit

Law360, Washington (December 22, 2015, 6:17 PM EST) -- A proposed class of taxi drivers has accused Uber of violating local rules by allowing its drivers to operate in St. Louis without first acquiring commercial drivers licenses and providing fingerprints, according to a $5 million suit removed to federal court Monday.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, or MTC, requires taxicab drivers to obtain a special MTC license, which comes with certain conditions — including providing fingerprints and obtaining a Class E chauffeur’s license — according to the complaint. Despite operating in St. Louis city and county since September, drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. have not complied with those requirements,...

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