Cabbies Take Mass. Unfair Uber Regs Spat To 1st Circ.

By Linda Chiem (February 24, 2017, 6:27 PM EST) -- Boston taxicab drivers on Friday appealed to the First Circuit a Massachusetts federal judge's recent refusal to block the state's new regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, which the drivers claim violate their equal protection rights and represent an unconstitutional taking of their property.

The Boston Taxi Owners Association Inc. and individual taxi medallion owner Steven Goldberg filed their notice of appeal with the First Circuit to challenge U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton's Jan. 24 decision rejecting their preliminary injunction request and granting separate dismissal bids from Gov. Charlie Baker and other state officials with the Massachusetts...

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