Chicago Must Face Taxi Cos.' Suit Over 'Unfair' Uber Regs

Law360, New York (April 25, 2016, 7:40 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago must face a suit alleging city regulations unfairly favor Uber and other ride-hailing platforms over taxicabs and limousines, but rejected the local taxi and limo industry’s bid to temporarily dodge complying with fees and licensing standards they claimed were burdensome.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman rejected Chicago’s third attempt at booting a suit alleging the city imposed burdensome fees and licensing standards on taxis and limos, while allowing Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and similar ride-hailing platforms to coast through and compete in the market unfairly.

The judge already held in September...

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