ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Legal Newsline) – A New Mexico cab company alleges it has been damaged by the purportedly unauthorized service provided by ride-sharing companies.
Albuquerque Cab Co. Inc. filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in the New Mexico County of Bernalillo 2nd Judicial District Court against Lyft Inc., Uber Technologies and Hinter-NM LLC alleging that the defendants violated the New Mexico Motor Carrier Act and Unfair Practices Act.
According to the complaint, in April 2014, defendants began providing transportation services to the public in Bernalillo County but the plaintiff claims they did not have certificates under the Motor Carrier Act. Plaintiff claims the defendants' application for temporary authority to operate as a specialized passenger service did not meet minimum operating standards for transportation services carriers under New Mexico Law but continued to operate in the area.
As a result, plaintiff claims they suffered lost revenue due to the defendants' allegedly unfair and illegal activities.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of damages in an amount to be proved at trial, treble damages, attorney fees, punitive damages, costs, and any other relief the Court deems just. They are represented by Michael J. Cadigan of Cadigan Law Firm PC in Albuquerque.
The defendants removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Oct. 5.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico case number 1:17-cv-01006-SCY-KBM