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Uber Slips Cabbie's Claims It Breaks Calif. Laws

Kamran Javandel, Marissa Marie Dennis and Marshall C. Wallace in Law360

Law360 (February 24, 2016) A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed most of a cabbie's proposed class action accusing Uber of operating illegally in the state and falsely promoting its ride-share services as being safer than taxis, finding that the cab driver's claims interfered with an ongoing regulatory review. The taxi driver based in San Francisco based many of his claims against Uber Technologies Inc. on the premise that the company has failed to comply with standards established by the California Public Utilities Commission, but U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar said that's for the CPUC to decide. The judge dismissed Rosen's claims without prejudice, stating that he could potentially allege that Uber has failed to comply with the CPUC's rules without hindering the commission's work. Uber is represented by Kamran Javandel, Marissa Marie Dennis and Marshall C. Wallace of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP.