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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Atlanta taxicab drivers sue Uber ride-sharing service

Atlanta taxicab drivers sue Uber ride-sharing service
From:  ajc By Christopher Seward

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta taxicab drivers are suing Uber, a popular ride-sharing service that connects passengers with drivers through a smartphone app, claiming the company is operating as a taxicab service without a city of Atlanta license.

In the suit filed recently in Fulton County Superior Court, the drivers say Uber is in violation of a city ordinance that makes it illegal for a taxicab to operate without a certificate of public necessity and convenience, or “medallion.”

“Uber has been operating in Atlanta with little concern about the safety of their passengers and zero concern for the laws that protect them,” Scott McCandliss, one of 13 cabbies and owners who filed the suit, said in a statement. “Our incomes have steadily dropped since Uber started and legally licensed drivers are leaving the business.”

An Uber spokesman said the San Francisco-based company will fight the suit.

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