Recent News About Yellow Cab Affiliation
Too soon to sanction plaintiff attorneys for 'false statements' in Yellow Cab bankruptcy dispute, judge says
A Chicago federal judge has cut several defendants from a suit filed by a federal bankruptcy trustee, which alleged the company that succeeded Yellow Cab drove Yellow Cab into the ground to avoid paying creditors. The judge, however, refused to sanction the trustee’s attorneys for allegedly making false claims, saying it’s too early in proceedings to address that allegation.
Yellow Cab bankruptcy trustee alleges company officials tried to foil suit judgment; officials vehemently deny
The attorney for the Chicago taxi company that succeeded Yellow Cab is accusing a federal bankruptcy trustee of falsely claiming company officials set up the company as a “sham vehicle to suck cash” from Yellow Cab and so keep the money from the plaintiff in a potentially expensive lawsuit against Yellow Cab.
A Chicago federal bankruptcy judge has been asked to sign off on a $22 million settlement, intended to lay to rest claims against a now bankrupt taxi company, brought by a Chicago lawyer who was left with brain damage and other injuries after the taxi in which he was riding crashed into a concrete median in 2005.
A divided state appeals court has upheld a $26 million jury verdict awarded to a Chicago lawyer injured in a 2005 taxicab crash near Hinsdale, saying the Yellow Cab taxi affiliation must pay out for the accident because the injured passenger believed Yellow Cab was the driver’s “apparent agent,” even though Yellow Cab did not employ the driver and a Cook County trial judge refused to let YCA show the jury key evidence on how extensively all cabs are controlled by Chicago City Hall.
Judge: Taxi drivers have constitutional beef, but won't issue injunction regarding city regulation of Uber, Lyft
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
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.
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.