Uber Can Continue In New Orleans For Now

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit by cabbies seeking compensation from UberX drivers in New Orleans is headed to trial. But the ride-booking service's drivers can stay on the road while the case plays out.

         Although both sides in the case declared victory after a hearing Friday before Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin, The New Orleans Advocate’s Jeff Adelson reports the outcome did little to change the status quo. It mainly set up further hearings on whether a set of grievances against Uber amount to unfair competition for cab drivers.

         Following lengthy arguments about how state laws governing drivers should come into play in the case, Griffin essentially brokered a deal under which the cab drivers dropped their request for her to block the UberX drivers from working; in return, the court will move on more swiftly to the meat of the case.

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