The 5 Uber – Taxicab Turf Wars To Watch, Law360, ft. Tad A. Devlin

Posted May 9, 2016

Tad A. Devlin, partner at KDV Law in San Francisco, was quoted in a Law360 article written by Linda Chiem on May 6, 2016.

He comments on the string of fresh lawsuits, court rulings and regulations laying out new mandates for ride providers such as Uber and Lyft which has escalated the turf war with taxicab companies, experts say, increasing the pressure on lawmakers to balance policy and competition concerns.

The cases underscore how the new market entrants have disrupted the transportation and livery business, according to Tad Devlin, a commercial and insurance litigation partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck.

“That, combined with the lack of existing [regulatory] infrastructure … has led to either anarchy — i.e. drive until you get caught — or rapid adoption of rules to permit the TNCs to operate,” Devlin said.

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