“Black Car” Passengers Challenge 2.5% Surcharge On Tips
The Firm is privileged to be representing a proposed class of livery car passengers in New York who have been “taxed” a 2.5% surcharge on their non-cash gratuities paid to popular ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft and Via. The lawsuit contends that The New York Black Car Operators’ Injury Compensation Fund is being unjustly enriched through black car operators’ assessment of a 2.5 percent surcharge on voluntary tips paid by riders. A link to recent media coverage is below. The matter is being prosecuted by Jeff Carton, Amber Wallace and Myles Bartley.