FORT LAUDERDALE (Legal Newsline) – A Florida Uber driver has filed suit against the ride share company for the ability to carry a concealed weapon while driving.

Jose Mejia filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Uber Technologies Inc. alleging violation of Florida statutes.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff has been an Uber driver since March 2016 and Uber changed its policy to prohibit drivers and riders from carrying guns in June 2015. The plaintiff alleges he has a concealed carry license and Uber's policy violates state law.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declare that the defendant violates the statute, enjoin the defendant, damages, all legal fees, and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Jared H. Beck, Elizabeth Lee Beck and Beverly Virues of Beck & Lee Trial Lawyers in Miami, Florida.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division case number 0:17-cv-61617-BB

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