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Vugo given green light to continue lawsuit vs city over Uber, Lyft ad ban

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 10, 2017, 3:33pm

Minneapolis-based tech firm Vugo, which provides interactive video advertising to be displayed in Uber and Lyft vehicles, has received a green light to continue its legal challenge against a Chicago city ordinance barring such advertising in the vehicles, as a federal judge said she wasn’t sure she was buying the city’s assertions the ad ban was needed to protect “captive” passengers.

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.

McPier says Uber, Lyft need to start paying taxes for passenger pickups at O'Hare, Midway

Scott Holland Mar. 21, 2016, 3:54pm

McPier has asked a Cook County judge to order ridesharing services Uber and Lyft begin meeting their obligations to pay a tax each time they pick up passengers at Chicago’s airports.

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.