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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 29, 2016

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.

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 23, 2015

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.

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