Dallas Drops Charges Against Uber Drivers

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C. Troy Mathis
All those brave, lonely nights in the back of an Uber car, acting like just another kid who needed a ride, all of those limo violations, all of that pretending: It was all a waste. Dallas is dismissing all the citations police had filed against Uber drivers.

Uber's attorney Joel Reese got the news yesterday. "I believe the city dismissed the charges because they were never proper in the first place," he says.

The citations were dropped just as City Hall released its investigation into why Dallas almost passed an ordinance that would have essentially outlawed Uber with little public input.

But before the public brouhaha with the sneaky ordinance happened, Uber was a frequent target of both police undercover officers and private investigators for the taxi cab industry posing as riders, as we detailed in last month's feature. More than 30 Uber drivers had been cited in the course of the months-long sting.

See also: Dallas' Unfair Fight to Crush Uber

A popular citation that police charged the drivers with was "Limo Violation," even though Uber drivers are already required by company policy to have a limo license.

This isn't the first time that Uber has kicked Dallas' ass in a legal smackdown. In September, Dallas tried to prosecute Uber with a jury trial on charges the company was illegally advertising a limo service. The jury sided with Uber.


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10 comments
whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

So $50k for the report, $$ on man hours spent ticketing these folks, $$ on man hours spent talking about and then $$$ man hours spent dropping the chargers. Anyone know where the money tree is that Dallas are hiding? I want one

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

What a filthy display of corrupt capitalist monopoly, bribery, conspiracy, shakedown, and fascism.  This is the sad accomplishment of those who staunchly oppose government regulation.

ruddski
ruddski

Anti-government types should be pretty happy about this.

ruddski
ruddski

Well hon, if government is fascistic, authoritsrian and corrupt - like the vile nazi Obama regime and Dalls city hall - what good comes from having them regulate themselves?

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

@ruddski  

Government regulations should be equitable to all parties and should address items such as safety and consumer protections.

Using governmental authority to favor one party over another is the ultimate expression of government corruption.

ruddski
ruddski

---- Using governmental authority to favor one party over another is the ultimate expression of government corruption."

You mean like IRS treatment of tea party organizations, and the rewarding of no-bid contracts to cronies resulting in. FUBAR?

ruddski
ruddski

Hard question , but its not math, hon.

ruddski
ruddski

Not really, this fuckup kinda takes the top prize. Thankfully, we can rest assured that the actual law, being well thought out and all, will satisfy the bazillions of people crying out for a new law restricting their freedom of choice. Hands On My Body!!!

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