Missouri Supreme Court denies Lyft appeal over St. Louis case

Ride-sharing service Lyft can continue to operate in Kansas City at least until after a three-day trial set to begin Sept. 17.  | Courtesy of Creative Commons
Ride-sharing service Lyft has faced regulatory challenges in trying to enter the Kansas City and St. Louis markets. | Courtesy of Creative Commons

The Missouri Supreme Court this week rejected the appeal of Lyft, the ride-sharing company trying to establish itself in St. Louis and Kansas City.

San Francisco-based Lyft appealed to the Supreme Court to end St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty’s jurisdiction over Lyft’s case with the Metropolitan Taxi Cab Commission, claiming Moriarty exceeded her authority by extending a temporary restraining order against the company.

The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission filed suit against Lyft for not following its regulations after the ride-sharing service, which pairs drivers with passengers using a mobile app, launched in St. Louis in mid-April. Lyft was handed a temporary restraining order prohibiting it from doing business in the city or county.

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