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Posted: Apr 02, 2016

Federal Judge holds that disparate regulations violate the rights of taxi owners

In a ruling that reversed his his earlier reasoning in the case, U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton held that Boston and Massachusetts taxi regulations probably violated the constitutional rights of medallion taxi owners because taxi owners are being held to a different standard than Uber and other e-hail taxis, which are unregulated by the city. Judge Gorton ordered the city of Boston to revise its taxi regulations within six months, and to give the court a good reason why the city shouldn’t be forced to regulate taxis and other ride-hailing services in the same way.

Apr 02, 2016 | Filed under: equal protection, federal court, ride-sharing by Dan Ackman

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