Seattle cab drivers filing lawsuit against ride-services

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by JAKE WHITTENBERG / KING 5 News

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Posted on June 9, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 7:30 AM

Seattle cab companies are prepared to file a lawsuit challenging a referendum from Uber. Cab drivers claim the referendum, which would dismiss new regulations on ride-services in the city of Seattle, is not valid.

Seattle council members voted last month to cap the number of drivers for ride-services companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.

Monday marks the second, and possibly final, deadline set by Mayor Murray for all sides to agree on regulations. If a deal is not reached, Murray threatened a cease-and-desist order.

Negotiations have been ongoing, but so far there is no deal to report. Mayor Ed Murray's office was not ready to discuss a cease-and-desist order, citing ongoing talks.

Seattle Police say they do not yet have a plan in place to enforce a shut down of ride-services.
 

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