Uber / Revenue loss of taxi drivers
This class action aims to obtain damages for loss of revenues and loss of value of the owners’ permit following Uber’s activities.
The action alleges that the defendants offered services of remunerated transportation of persons by motor vehicle on Quebec territory, without holding permits provided for by the Act respecting transportation services by taxi.
On May 1st, 2019, Mr. Jean-Paul filed a Motion for joint instruction of two related class action. This motion seeks to join the present file with the Metellus v. Attorney General of Quebec file.
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.
Stakeholders in the taxi industry allege that Uber’s activities have significant damages to the taxi industry, including loss of revenues and depreciation of taxi owners’ permits.
On January 23, 2017, the Quebec Superior Court authorized Mr. Wilson Jean-Paul to bring a class action against Uber Canada Inc., Uber Technologies Inc., Uber BV and Rasier Operations BV on behalf of the taxi driver’s and taxi owner’s permit.