Shapiro Haber & Urmy Represents Cab Companies in a Lawsuit Against Uber

Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP recently completed  a two week bench trial on behalf of 34 taxi cab companies in a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. (“Uber) before the Honorable Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton in the United States District Court of Massachusetts, Anoush Cab Inc. et al. v. Uber Technologies Inc.(case no. 1:17-cv-10142). The plaintiffs claim that Uber engaged in unfair competition and business practices in Boston in violation of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93A and the common law. Shapiro Haber and Urmy LLP presented evidence at trial that Uber and its drivers violated Boston’s taxi ordinance and state regulations; that Uber knew its conduct was illegal; that Uber drivers received hundreds of citations from Boston and State Police for violating the Boston ordinance and state regulation; and that Uber paid off over $200,000 worth of tickets on behalf of its drivers. Shapiro Haber & Urmy also presented evidence that the plaintiffs, who together own 362 Boston taxi medallions, suffered over $100 million in damages as a result of Uber’s unlawful and unfair competition and business practices, in the form of lost profits and lost taxi medallion values.