The Battle Between Uber and Taxis Continues
The United Drivers of South Jersey, an organization for ride sharing drivers, is suing the Atlantic City Yellow Cab Co. for posing as Uber drivers.
It is no secret taxi driver and ride sharing drivers, such as Uber and Lyft, do not exactly get along. They have both made headlines all across the country in what seems to be a turf war. This long standing battle has made its way to Atlantic City.
On Tuesday, a class action suit had been filed with the Atlantic County Superior Court representing 240 Uber drivers.
According to a post on the group's Facebook page:
...dozens of taxicab drivers fraudulently posing as Uber drivers and using their taxicabs to pick up unsuspecting Uber passengers in Atlantic City. These cab drivers are perpetrating a fraud by stealing rides from legitimate Uber drivers. They are also putting riders at risk and creating a safety hazard by transporting them without being insured.
Also on the page is a screen shot of Uber's rules prohibiting the use of "taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles."
The suit is filed under New Jersey's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
The group posted a video of a taxi allegedly stealing an Uber ride customer:
Murray Rosenberg, the owner of Atlantic City Yellow Cab Co. has yet to comment.
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