St. Louis area taxi drivers file suit against Uber

Photo courtesy of the Riverfront Times Blog
Photo courtesy of the Riverfront Times Blog

Four taxi drivers are suing Uber and seeking class-action status, alleging they’ve seen up to a 40 percent dip in business since the ride-hailing service began operating in violation of local regulations.

The plaintiffs in the suit filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court are Aaron Vilcek and Jeffrey Hamilton, drivers for St. Louis County Cab; Robert Glynn, who drives for Laclede Cab; and Douglas Uchendi, an ABC Cab driver.

The suit, which was filed Friday, alleges that Uber’s service and its drivers are “functionally and legally indistinguishable” from taxi services and taxi drivers in St. Louis and St. Louis County.

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