Uber / Loss of value of taxi permits
This class action aims to obtain compensatory damages for the loss of value of the taxi owners’ permits and for the loss of income that Uber’s activities would have caused. The action alleges that the Government of Quebec, by its gross negligence and its refusal to respect and enforce the laws of Quebec, has in fact expropriated the taxi permit holders.
On October 31, 2018, Justice Mark G. Peacock authorized the class action for taxi owner permit holders.
Conditions to be part of this class action
You are part of the class action if you have held a taxi owner’s permit and / or taxi driver’s permit for the A11, A12, A2, A5, A8, A25, A30, A36, A38 areas between October 28, 2013, and October 15, 2016, the effective date of the pilot project.
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Summary of the class action
On October 28, 2013, the company known as Uber began commercial activities of remunerated transportation of people by motor vehicle in Quebec without holding the necessary permits to engage in such activities.
On October 15, 2016, the Government of Quebec adopted a pilot project that allows Uber to offer taxi services without a permit, whereas any other person who wants to offer taxi services must hold a permit whose value could be more than $ 200,000 before Uber’s arrival.
On September 20, 2016, Dama Metellus, a taxi owner and driver’s permit holder, filed an application to authorize a class action against the Government of Quebec alleging that, by gross negligence and refusal to respect and act respect the laws of Quebec, it has in fact expropriated the taxi licence holders.