LONDON (Reuters) – London cab drivers are inspecting the opportunity of bringing a category motion go well with towards Uber, their affiliation stated on Tuesday, after the cell app was granted a brief licence renewal to function within the British capital.
Sky News reported that the general potential invoice to Uber for the potential lawsuit could possibly be 1.25 billion kilos.
The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) confirmed it was discussing a go well with with its legal professionals.
“We’ve been approached by a number of members to help them explore whether there would be grounds for a potential class action on behalf of all taxi drivers against Uber,” LTDA General Secretary Steve McNamara stated in an announcement.
“We are in the very early stages of obtaining legal advice from leading law firm Mishcon de Reya on whether this is a possibility,” he added.
Sky News reported that the LTDA was prone to argue that 25,000 black-cab drivers in London had suffered lost earnings from Uber averaging round 10,000 kilos for at the very least 5 years.
Uber gained a probationary licence to function within the metropolis final month, after regulator Transport for London (TfL) had refused to resume it final September for failings in its method to reporting critical felony offences and to background checks on drivers.
Uber declined to touch upon the potential lawsuit.
Reporting by Alistair Smout; enhancing by Stephen Addison