R.I. Taxi Companies Agree to Delay Uber Case Until After Session

November 23, 2015

Two Rhode Island taxi companies seeking to stop ride-hailing company Uber from operating in Rhode Island have agreed to delay the case until after the legislative session.

Orange Cab of Newport and Airport Taxi of Warwick filed a lawsuit in August claiming that Uber violated state law, which requires any driver or company providing for-hire car rides to comply with regulations enforced by the Public Utilities Division.

The state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers is also named in the suit.

The Providence Journal reports Russell Jackson, the companies’ attorney, says they have decided to a stay in their legal action while state lawmakers consider bills that would bring ride-hailing apps within the law.

Jackson says his clients didn’t want their lawsuit to be a “complicating factor” in the legislative talks.

Topics Sharing Economy Ridesharing Uber

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