Uber takes dispute with City of Madison to federal court

Uber has filed a suit in U.S. District Court demanding protection from the City of Madison, which it claims “operates and controls” Madison Municipal Court, according to a story from Capital Newspapers Inc. The city is seeking fines totaling $42,000 from Uber, a ride-sharing service, charging it with 42 counts of violating the city’s taxi ordinances. Now Uber is asking for “protection from legal prejudice,” claiming the city and its court operate as one.