Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Judge Authorizes Taxi Industry-Led Class Action against Uber

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Judge Authorizes Taxi Industry-Led Class Action against Uber

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Judge authorizes class action against Uber

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MONTREAL - Taxi companies and drivers across Quebec are claiming a first victory in their battle against Uber after a judge on Monday authorized their class action against the ride-hailing company.

The taxi industry is seeking "hundreds of millions" against the U.S.-based firm, said Marc-Antoine Cloutier, a lawyer representing drivers, owners and their union.

"Uber has made revenues nosedive for drivers and owners of taxis and limousines across Quebec," Cloutier alleged.

The lead plaintiff in the case is Wilson Jean-Paul, a taxi owner and spokesman for the union representing 4,000 drivers in Quebec.

Cloutier said the lawsuit covers all taxi and limousine companies and drivers working in Montreal, its south and north shore, and in the Quebec City area. …

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