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Judge Nathan Tosses Yellow Cabs’ Fifth Amendment Takings Claim Over Uber Regulatory Treatment

Last week, Judge Nathan dismissed a challenge by a group of yellow taxi medallion owners to New York City’s regulatory treatment of Uber and similar ride-hailing services.  The plaintiffs alleged that the decision to exempt Uber and its drivers from the requirements imposed on yellow cabs constituted a regulatory taking under the Fifth Amendment and violated the … Continue Reading

NYC Uber Drivers File Labor Class Action, Claiming Employee Status

Today, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance filed a class action complaint on behalf roughly 5,000 New York City Uber drivers against Uber Technologies and its related entities.  The complaint alleges that Uber’s drivers are misclassified as independent contractors and that Uber’s compensation scheme falls far below statutory minimum wage and overtime requirements.… Continue Reading

Medallion Owners and Credit Unions Bring Constitutional Claims Against TLC Over Uber Expansion

A group of New York City yellow taxi medallion owners and the credit unions that finance them filed a complaint yesterday against the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) over alleged disparate regulatory treatment of smartphone ride hailing apps, such as Uber.  The plaintiffs claim that the TLC’s decision to exempt Uber and its drivers from the … Continue Reading