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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.

Cab fare credit card payment processors illegally charged 50 cent fee, need to pay up, class action says

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 23, 2016, 7:15pm

A company which processes credit card payments for many of the taxis operating in Chicago could be made to pay back thousands of taxi riders, should a Chicago man succeed in his class action lawsuit against the business over the addition of a 50-cent per ride fee charged since the beginning of the year to passengers paying fares with plastic.

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.