2 taxi drivers take on Jackson in court - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

2 taxi drivers take on Jackson in court

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With the assistance of the Mississippi Justice Institute, and attorney Mike Hurst, two cab drivers are taking on the city of Jackson in court. The  longtime taxi cab drivers want to start up their own small businesses, but claim Jackson regulations stunt job competition.

John Davis and Shad Denson of Star have driven taxi's for years. Davis now drives for Uber. Denson pays to operate his vehicles under the umbrella of a Jackson taxi cab company. 

Now they want to start their own independent businesses, 

Attorney Mike Hurst says city taxi rules and regulations stunt growth and must be relaxed.

Hurst is asking for an order permanently stopping Jackson from requiring his clients apply for a certificate of public necessity and convenience, or have a Jackson business license, an office in Jackson staffed with 24 hour service, and at least 8 vehicles.

We received this response from the City of Jackson:

"It is city policy not to comment on pending litigation."

Davis and Denson seek a declaratory judgment from the Court that the City has violated the Mississippi Constitution through it's anti-competitive, arbitrary and irrational requirements according to the Mississippi Justice Institute.

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