Uber Beats St. Louis Taxi Drivers' Suit Over Fingerprint Regs

By Linda Chiem (October 11, 2016, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge dismissed a proposed class action from taxi drivers accusing Uber of stealing business from them by intentionally flouting St. Louis regulations requiring all for-hire drivers to get fingerprinted and obtain commercial drivers' licenses, according to an opinion made public Friday.

U.S. District Judge Henry Edward Autrey said that the taxi drivers failed to properly back up their claim for tortious interference, saying they don't offer much evidence that Uber Technologies Inc.'s unsanctioned entry into the St. Louis market interferes with the plaintiffs' present and expected future business relationships with current and prospective passengers.

"Rather than setting out...

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