Fla. Judge Trims Taxi Cos.' Uber, Lyft Monopoly Suit

Law360, New York (March 30, 2017, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday trimmed an amended proposed class action from taxicab license holders alleging Uber and Lyft deceived consumers by misrepresenting their ride-hailing services as safe and compliant with local regulations, but gave the cabbies another chance to bolster some of their antitrust claims.

U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez largely granted Uber Technologies Inc.’s and Lyft Inc.’s motions to dismiss claims they made safety misrepresentations that violated the Lanham Act when their executives publicly touted that the companies conducted thorough background checks on drivers, pioneered strict safety screening criteria and played up the overall safety of their...

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