A state Supreme Court ruling sets a new, higher bar for determining when workers can count as independent contractors rather than employees. It might ruin some online firms' business models.
City officials are perfectly willing to throw commuters under the bus
To Protect Some Cab Drivers, San Francisco Will Stop Other Taxis from Picking Up Customers at the Airport
The rule will prohibit taxis from picking up passengers at the airport unless they purchase a $250,000 permit.
All for me and none for thee.
Yet Another Federal Court Rejects Claims that Exposing Taxis to Competition from Uber and Lyft is a Taking
This is the latest in a series of federal court decision rejecting such arguments. The right to operate a taxi business does not create a "property" right in suppressing competition.
"We want big poppa paying attention to us," Gene Freidman once told Reason. "I want the government...protecting me."
Exposing Taxis to Competition from Uber and Lyft Is Not a Taking that Requires Compensation Under the Constitution
A federal court correctly rejects a dubious takings claim by Philadelphia cab companies.
A win for ride-sharing and Alaskans
Why should local governments demand a default language when we have the tools to sort it all out?
New competition from ride-sharing services is not grounds for a takings claim, Georgia Supreme Court rules, because no taking took place. Obviously.
Secret tool allowed drivers to detect and avoid stings.
By declining to take up the case Illinois Transportation Trade Association v. Chicago, the Supreme Court allows customers of Uber, Lyft, and similar e-hailing services to breathe easier.
City government claimed there was a need for only 125 taxi permits, and one cab company held them all.
That allows for fair competition on a level playing field, and lets consumers choose which service they prefer.
Attempts by cabbies in Milwaukee and Chicago to crush competition from Uber-like services or more taxi drivers both shot down in federal court by Judge Richard Posner; Reason Foundation amicus brief relied on.
"People want to be able to press on their smartphone and request a ride," says commission chairman, stating the obvious.
Two city aldermen say it's about protecting pedestrians, but it's really about protecting taxi companies.
Surge pricing is a market mechanism, not an illegal pricing scheme.
Screwed over in fees, when not being turned away due to racism.
London Chefs Trade Curry for Cabs, San Francisco Drivers Go Bankrupt, a Medallion Owner Sues, and More Tales From the Global Uber Wars
The great taxi industry upheaval.
Studies showing city folk getting better treatment.
Portsmouth, NH, not amused by Free State Project participant's plan to get around their anti-Uber regulations.
Winners and losers in the great taxicab collapse.
As the city's assault on gypsy cabs gets a slap, and restrictions are eased, maybe it's time for officials to just get out of the way.
Violent threat, bald-faced lies, and other recent tales from the Uber wars.
New study charts growth over 2014.
The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission opts for one cab to drive them all.
Arro was designed to solve the problems of taxi drivers, not customers.
Also: Uber shows-not-tells the people why legal transportation cartels suck.
Challenging the municipal corporate state
The company's latest scuffle highlights the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of left-wing political rhetoric.
Taxi Drivers Upset Their Medallions Losing Value, Governments Not Doing Enough to Protect Their Monopolies
A medallion in Chicago goes for a paltry $270,000 these days.
Reductions in regulations benefit consumers.