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US: Philadelphia Taxis file antitrust lawsuit against Uber

 |  March 23, 2016

The Horsham-based Philadelphia Taxi Association, comprising a number of area cab and limousine companies, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against San Francisco-based Uber Technologies, Inc.

In a lawsuit filed March 15, the plaintiffs in this action charge Uber with violating both the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act through operating a monopoly for public service transportation in Philadelphia, and intentional interference with contractual relationships and unfair competition.

The plaintiffs now seek to recover funds they claim they have lost and continue to lose due to Uber’s alleged unfair business practices.

Uber, a transportation service, utilizes mobile app technology for users to plan and create trip routes, which are then distributed to Uber drivers. The drivers then use their own vehicles to transport the fares they pick up.

Uber has faced a number of legal challenges worldwide, relating to licensing of its drivers and user safety, among other issues.

Full content: Penn Record

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