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Cab companies sue Uber, State of Massachusetts

By Louie Torres | Jan 12, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -— More than 30 cab companies are suing Uber and the State of Massachusetts, alleging unfair competition and violation of state law.

Malden Transportation Inc. and dozens of other cab companies filed a lawsuit Dec. 16, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against Uber Technologies, Inc., Massachusetts Gov. Charles Baker and the commonwealth of Massachusetts, alleging Uber operated without compliance with Massachusetts law and the statutes of Boston, Malden, Medford, Everett and Somerville.

According to the complaint, Malden and the other companies suffered monetary damages to their business as the result of the unlawful competition taking place in the Massachusetts and by reducing the value of taxi medallions. The plaintiffs allege Uber, with the help of Massachusetts officials, attempts to monopolize cab rides through the use of below-cost pricing.

The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, declare the TNC law is unconstitutional, damages, treble damages, enjoin the defendant and all further relief the court grants. They are represented by attorneys Thomas C. O’Konski, Paul J. Hayes and Daniel McGonagle of Cesari and McKenna, LLP in Boston.

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts Case number 1:16-cv-12538-NMG

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