Cab Cos. Lose Fight Against Miami-Dade 'Uber Law'

By John Kennedy (April 11, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday threw out a proposed class action brought by taxi companies accusing Miami-Dade County of unconstitutionally treating them differently than ride-hailing providers such as Uber and Lyft, finding that the regulations governing the separate groups were created rationally.

U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles based much of his decision on the Seventh Circuit's 2016 ruling in Illinois Transportation Trade Association v. City of Chicago, finding that there's enough of a difference between how taxis operate and how Uber and Lyft do business to warrant separate regulations for the two classes of transportation providers. He also said...

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