In another victory for Uber, in a lawsuit between 15 Connecticut taxi and limousine companies against Uber Technologies, Uber officially won the case dismissal yesterday, Thursday. The racketeering lawsuit by the taxi and limousine companies sought to prohibit Uber from doing anymore business in the state.
The plaintiffs in the case claimed that Uber competed unfairly, tried to lure away their employees (drivers) or misrepresented its services, fares and insurance coverage to passengers. Ultimately, U.S. District Judge Alvin Thompson, in Hartford, Connecticut, ruled that the taxi and limousine companies were not able to sufficiently prove the allegations.
The plaintiffs had also further argued that if Uber were to remain in operation, the company should follow the same licensing and safety regulations that they are obligated to follow. Judge Thompson also dismissed this argument on the premise that Connecticut’s legislature had only recently asked the state’s Department of Transportation to consider whether Uber should be covered.
The dismissal could be considered a major victory for the ride-sharing company as Uber is currently flooded with similar lawsuits from other parties.