Taxi drivers in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish have filed a lawsuit claiming UberX drivers are picking up fares illegally in the parish. It’s the latest in a series of legal challenges to Uber’s operations in the New Orleans area.
The New Orleans Advocate reports the suit, filed in state court, comes a month after New Orleans cabbies filed a similar challenge.
The suit claims there may be as many as 2,000 UberX drivers operating in Jefferson Parish and another 3,000 in the New Orleans area.
The Jefferson Parish suit is being brought by individual taxi drivers against eight specific Uber drivers they say have been caught picking up fares in the parish.
Several of the attorneys working on the New Orleans case also are working on the Jefferson Parish suit.