Rothenberg v. Daus, 08 civ 00567 (SHS) SDNY
Rothenberg v. Daus challenged the TLC's practice of automatically revoking the license of any taxi driver are convicted of an off-duty crimes or who fails a drug tests, despite the absence of any evidence, or even allegation, that the driver harmed or threatened harm to any passenger or was ever impaired while on duty. In June 2012, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court decision dismissing the case and remanded it back to the lower court, which led ultimately to a financial settlement for some of the drivers whose licenses had been revoked.
Second Circuit Decision, 481 Fed.Appx. 667 (2d Cir. 2012)