The owners of 462 Boston medallion cabs yesterday sued Uber for what they say are the profits Uber cost them through unfair competition over a five-year period.
The suit comes days after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by an association of Boston medallion owners against the state's new regulations that allow Uber, Lyft and other "transportation network companies" to operate. Read more.
A federal judge who has dismissed two lawsuits by Boston medallion-cab owners over ride-for-hire companies today dismissed a similar lawsuit by Cambridge taxi owners.
In his ruling today, US District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton said the Cambridge owners no longer had any standing to sue Cambridge over the way it did or did not regulate companies such as Lyft and Uber because a new state law removes oversight of the companies from local licensing officials.
A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by Boston cab owners against state rules that let "transportation network companies" such as Lyft and Uber carry passengers to and from Boston destinations. Read more.
A disgruntled Aaron Rosenberg shows us a cab line at Logan at 12:45 this morning.
"Glad we banned uber...thanks," he writes. Logan has banned UberX and Uber Pool, unless the drivers register their cars as livery.
A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by the Boston Taxi Owners Association against the city of Boston because a new state law bars the city from regulating "transportation network companies" such as Uber and Lyft. Read more.
Edward Tutunjian was sentenced today to 20 months of probation - 18 of which he has to spend in Coolidge House in Boston, for payroll tax evasion, employing illegal aliens and for failing to pay overtime wages, the US Attorney's office reports.
He also has to pay at least $29,000 a year for his lodgings.
Tutunjian pleaded guilty in August to the charges related to his operation of Boston's largest taxi fleet.
The Globe reports Police Commissioner William Evans is reconsidering his initial decision to let Edward Tutunjian transfer his taxi medallions to his family before pleading guilty to tax evasion.
Edward Tutunjian, one of the largest owners of Boston cab medallions, agreed to plead guilty to payroll tax evasion, employing illegal aliens and failing to pay overtime wages today and agreed to pay more than $2.3 million in fines and restitution, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Cara captured the scene in Copley Square where one cab driver rear-ended another.
The Globe reports, quotes one rep as saying the measure is not really to help cabbies but to help the "small" banks he says could be devastated if the cab medallions they lent money for collapse in value.
The Globe reports on an order issued by a federal judge yesterday that gives the city six months to revise its car-for-hire rules - and that if it wants to continue treating services such as Uber and Lyft differently, it it better be prepared to show some really good reasons.
The T or MassDOT or somebody last week shifted the taxi stand at Forest Hills from in front of the station down Washington Street near Ukraine Way. The sign did not go unaltered for long.
Cab drivers are not happy about the shift, Jamaica Plain News reports.
Boston Magazine braces us for today's State House hearing on regulating ride-hailing service such as Uber and Lyft.
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