More Boston Cabbies Claim Uber Operated In City Illegally

Law360, New York (January 27, 2017, 5:59 PM EST) -- Thirty-four Massachusetts taxi companies launched a federal suit Thursday accusing Uber of operating illegally in Boston, milking hefty profits and competing unfairly with traditional taxicabs for five years before the state enacted a law in August regulating so-called transportation network companies.

The taxicab companies own 362 taxi medallions, or licenses, in the city of Boston and they’re suing for damages that include lost profits, revenues and the diminished value of their medallions, which they blame on Uber Technologies Inc. launching its services in Boston in 2011, according to the complaint. They claim Uber operated unchecked and unencumbered by local licensing regulations...

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