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Appeals Court rejects challenge to Mpls. cab rule

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has turned back a challenge against a move by the city of Minneapolis to put more taxis on the streets.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by drivers of Minneapolis’ largest cab companies challenging the city’s decision to issue more taxi licenses.

Under the new rules, a taxi driver pays just $475 for a license. The Minneapolis Taxi Owners Coalition had said most of its drivers bought transferable licenses for as much as $25,000 and deserved compensation.


Scott Bullock, an attorney at the Institute for Justice, argued the case on behalf of smaller cab operators who supported the change. He says the decision is a victory for consumers and taxi entrepreneurs.


Information from: Star Tribune,

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