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Court certifies cabbies’ $215M class action for city’s alleged discrimination in regulating Uber

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 10:38 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

In the latest legal fallout from Uber’s disruption of the taxi industry, the Ontario Superior Court has paved the way for a $215 million class action for discrimination and negligent regulation that was launched by cab drivers against the City of Ottawa.

On Jan. 16, Justice Robert Smith certified a class action brought by 768 taxi licence plate holders and four taxi brokers in the capital who contend that the value of their transferable taxi licences plunged as a result of the city’s alleged failure to enforce...