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Uber Drags New York City into Court over Draconian Cap on Ride-Hail Drivers
Uber is suing New York, seeking to overturn the city's year-long cap on new licenses for ride-hailing vehicles. The company said it's suing the city because it's worried that the temporary restriction could become a permanent draconian measure.
In its February 15 lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court, Uber claims the city is punishing it with a "ban first, study later" approach that's anti-competitive and hurts customers who live outside of Manhattan.
"The City chose to significantly restrict service, growth, and competition by the for-hire vehicle industry, which will have a disproportionate impact on residents outside of Manhattan who have long been underserved by yellow taxis and mass transit."
"The City made this choice in the absence of any evidence that doing so would meaningfully impact congestion ? the problem the City was ostensibly acting to solve."