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.