Mile High Cab v. The Competition

Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while (anyone…anyone…Bueller) will know that I have been following the saga of Mile High Cab, which is a driver-owned cooperative trying to gain permission to enter the taxi service market in the Denver metro area.  I have been following the matter because I view it as a great example of the anti-competitive, pro-incumbent nature of protectionist regulation in general.

Via Mile High’s blog here, we learn that Westword has an article about two of the major competitors in the Denver taxi market, Yellow Cab and Metro Cab.  According to allegations in a pending lawsuit, “taxi company managers not only cheat but also physically beat the drivers who are left with nowhere else to turn.”

This seems to be feasible as a general matter.  The vast majority of cab drivers in Denver are recent immigrants, mostly from North Africa from what I can tell.  Many also have limited English skills.  But as a litigator who often confronts allegations that are … ahem … questionable, I have my doubts.  Stay tuned if you are interested, because I am going to do some digging in the court files to see what I can find.

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Published in: on December 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

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