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Taxi companies’ lawsuit against Newark over Uber is tossed

Published Friday January 20

…among a younger demographic accustomed to using smartphones to meet many of their needs.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The logo of the ride sharing service Uber is seen in front of its headquarters on Fri Aug 26 2016 in San Francisco. A judge in Newark, N.J., threw out a lawsuit that taxi companies filed against Newark over allegations the city gave preferential treatment to Uber.

By Associated Press | Mercury News

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft operate differently from traditional taxi companies and therefore don’t have to be subject to the same regulations, a federal judge wrote this week in dismissing a lawsuit against the city of Newark filed by many taxi and limo companies.

More than thirty states now have laws allowing for the ride-hailing companies.

Article length: About 470 words.
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