Judge gives e-hail taxi plan the green light

A judge has given the green light to a yellow cab e-hail program. A lawsuit filed by livery cab drivers was dismissed Tuesday, paving the

Commuters will soon be able to use their smartphones to hail a yellow cab.

Commuters will soon be able to use their smartphones to hail a yellow cab. (4/24/13)

NEW YORK - A judge has given the green light to a yellow cab e-hail program.

A lawsuit filed by livery cab drivers was dismissed Tuesday, paving the way for commuters to use their smartphones to hail a taxi.

Livery drivers argue that it violates a law prohibiting them from refusing passengers, but the judge said e-hail could actually help combat discrimination.

An attorney for the livery cabbies says he's considering an appeal.
 

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