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London cabbies to sue Uber for £1.25bn?

by Purvai Dua
24th Jul 18 1:09 pm

The problems for Uber in London do not seem to end. According to the latest reports, London cab drivers are exploring the possibility of bringing a class action suit against Uber for over £1bn, claiming that the ride-hailing app has caused them to lose earnings.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) confirmed that it was discussing a suit with its lawyers.

“We’ve been approached by a number of members to help them explore whether there would be grounds for a potential class action on behalf of all taxi drivers against Uber,” LTDA General Secretary Steve McNamara said in a statement.

“We are in the very early stages of obtaining legal advice from leading law firm Mishcon de Reya on whether this is a possibility,” he added.

Sky News had reported that if the 11,000 members are successful in their claim, it could open the door for all 25,000 cabbies to take legal action, potentially handing Uber a £1.25bn bill.

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