A taxicab owner and operator has filed a class action lawsuit with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Uber.
The suit is on behalf of all taxicab owners, taxicab drivers, taxicab brokers, limousine owners, limousine drivers and limousine service companies licensed, permitted or authorized to operate in The Province of Ontario.
The Plaintiff, Dominik Konjevic, alleges that Uber Technologies, Inc., Uber Canada Inc., Uber B.V. and Rasier Operations B.V. (“the defendants”) and UberX Drivers conspired, agreed or arranged among themselves to arrange, or offer to arrange, for a passenger to be picked up by the UberX Drivers in a motor vehicle for transportation for compensation when they knew UberX Drivers were not licensed under the Highway Traffic Act causing the Plaintiff and the Class Members to suffer damages.
The lawsuit seeks CDN$400M in compensatory damages, $10M in punitive damages and an injunction prohibiting UberX from continuing to operate in the Province of Ontario.
Many of the Uber Black, Uber SUV and Uber Taxi drivers are properly licensed drivers who operate in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act governing the taxicab and limousine businesses in Ontario.
However, the UberX and Uber XL Drivers, who are registered to use the UberX and UberXL services, do not conform with the Highway Traffic Act.
The suit alleges that Uber and its UberX and Uber XL platforms knowingly created and control a business enterprise that would harm the business interests of the Plaintiff and the Class Members.