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City OK to regulate Uber, Lyft differently; license doesn't entitle cabs to no competition, appeals judge says

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 11, 2016, 5:22pm

The city of Chicago doesn’t need to burden Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services with the same costly regulations applied to cab drivers, a federal appeals court has ruled, declaring the city did not infringe cab companies’ constitutional rights by allowing the alternative transportation companies to operate and compete for passengers in the city.

Judge: Taxi drivers have constitutional beef, but won't issue injunction regarding city regulation of Uber, Lyft

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 29, 2016, 5:40pm

A Chicago federal judge has again refused to toss a lawsuit brought against the city of Chicago by an association of regulated taxi and livery drivers, saying the taxi operators have a legitimate legal beef to settle with the city over the different ways the city regulates traditional taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

Judge tosses bulk of ex-Horizon Farms owner's false arrest lawsuit vs Cook Forest Preserve, Holland & Knight

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 16, 2016, 3:56pm

A woman embroiled in a years-long legal fight with the Cook County Forest Preserve District over the fate of a Barrington Hills horse farm she once owned has won the right – barely – to proceed with her lawsuit against the Forest Preserve District over the treatment she received when she was arrested in 2014 on a charge of trespassing as she purportedly attempted to care for horses still on the property.

Chicago's differing regulations of Uber vs taxis may violate equal protection, judge says

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 23, 2015, 2:04pm

Cab drivers in the city of Chicago have long claimed City Hall’s treatment of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, compared to how it treats the city’s taxi drivers, is unfair. Now, Chicago’s cabbies will have the chance to press that claim in court, after a federal judge said an equal protection lawsuit brought by cabbies may have some gas left in the tank.