19 Sep '16, 9pm

Ottawa cab industry launches $215 million legal action against City

Ottawa cab industry launches $215 million legal action against City by Mike Beggs In response to devastation at the hands of Uber X, Ottawa taxi plate owners have filed a $215-million class action suit against their City, in Ontario Superior Court – the largest such suit in Ottawa history. The suit was filed on August 12 by Metro Taxi Ltd., (the parent company of Capital Taxi), and Capital co-owner Marc Andre Way (whose family controls 87 plates). If certified, the class action could include 755 individuals who were plate owners or taxi brokers, on or after September 1, 2014. Filed about a month before Uber X became legal under a new bylaw (establishing a separate class of license for Transportation Network Companies), the Statement of Claim suggests the City owed a “duty of care” to its licensed taxi industry. The plaintiffs claim it was the City that created the existing...

Full article: http://www.taxinews.com/ottawacabindustr.html

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