Car share apps like Uber and Lyft have faced protests in London and police sting operations in Pittsburgh. Now Maryland cabdrivers have joined in the fun, filing suit against Uber and seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
In other cities, lawsuits have centered on ride share companies’ lack of insurance and accountability; in Maryland, the cabdrivers are alleging that Uber is essentially engaging in price-fixing.
Some states, like Colorado, have enacted laws ensuring that companies like Uber and Lyft can operate legally. When a similar bill was being considered by the state legislature, the cab companies filed an injunction against it.
Uber is fighting back, too — it has threatened to stop operations in Maryland if its drivers have to face the same regulations as taxi cab operators.
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