LA Taxi Company Challenges Uber, Lyft, Sidecar

The battle for control over LA's streets--and transportation--continued today, as one of the major taxi providers in the city--United Independent Taxi Drivers (UITD), has filed a lawsuit claiming Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar pose unfair competition to the company--and have resulted in a "sharp drop" in business for the company. UITD--which is one of the companies working with competing smartphone app provider Flywheel to counter the other ridesharing companies--told the LA Weekly it has seen at least a drop of 30 percent in business from weekend club-goers in the South Bay and in West Hollywood.

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