Taxi drivers who were suspended based on an arrest win class action status.
Even minor domestic disputes can lead to arrests. While such charges rarely result in convictions, the TLC still routinely argues that drivers should remain suspended not just briefly, but for months while criminal charges are pending. Taxi & Limousine Comm'n v. Lei, OATH Index No. 790/22 (Nov. 1...
In Taxi & Limousine Comm'n v. Anthony, OATH Index No. 715/22 (Nov. 22, 2021), an Uber driver was suspended after being arrested on a charge of criminal mischief, which sounds rather innocent, but is actually a low level felony. The charge arose from a dispute between housemates. One roommate dema...
Driver reinstated despite strangulation charge.
ALJ urged reinstatement, concluding that the driver’s testimony was consistent, detailed and corroborated.
Mosque Tussle Does Not Merit Suspension
ALJ finds assault was an accident and true remorse
OATH recommends reinstatement of cabbie who is also a veterinarian
OATH judge recommended reinstatement following a suspension based on an arrest for a high level drug charge.
On October 12, 2021, the New York Court of Appeals agreed to hear the appeal in Singh v. City of New York, one of two cases brought by Dan Ackman and Wolf Haldenstein et al. concerning the TLC auctions of medallions in 2013 and 2014. A lower appellate court had essentially dismissed the complaint...
Driver Reinstated Based on testimony he acted in self defense
Driver reinstated despite felony arrest
TLC suspension extended where charge was money laundering.
In Taxi & Limousine Comm'n v. Zagre, a driver was arrested after being accused of assault by a passenger and was then suspended by the TLC. This kind of scenario seems to be the worst for a driver. Still, OATH recommended reinstatement based on credible evidence showing that it was the driver who...
TLC will no longer test for pot