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Illinois Transportation Trade Association v. City of Chicago
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
839 F.3d 594 (2016)
Taxicab drivers (plaintiffs) sued the City of Chicago (Chicago) (defendant) for violations of the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The taxicab drivers alleged that the city took their property without just compensation and discriminated against them by failing to subject Uber and other technology companies to the taxi ordinance, which set taxi fares. The district court did not grant Chicago’s motion to dismiss, holding that Chicago may have denied equal protection to the taxicab drivers by failing to regulate Uber and other companies under the same laws.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Posner, J.)
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