Cabbies Tell 1st Circ. That Officials Can't Override Uber Regs

Law360 (October 15, 2020, 8:35 PM EDT) -- Boston-area taxi companies continued to press the First Circuit on Thursday to upend Uber's win against claims it ran an illegal taxi enterprise in Massachusetts and asked the appeals court to grant them more than $122 million in asserted damages, arguing that state officials' personal blessings can't override the state's licensing requirements.

The 34 cab companies — the last holdouts in a consolidated suit of nearly 800 companies that largely settled ahead of a bench trial last year — assailed Uber for arguing it was in the clear for operating without a license based on the blessing of both Boston's mayor and...

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