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Local cab companies sue smartphone car service Uber

Boston Cab Dispatch Inc. and EJT Management, two local cab companies, said Tuesday that they filed a lawsuit Monday against Uber Technologies Inc., a company whose mobile app enables consumers to summon a hired car without needing to hail a taxi cab.

A suit filed Monday in Suffolk Superior Court alleges that Uber “ignores laws and regulations developed over decades designed to protect consumers, ensure public safety, safeguard competition, and provide non-discriminatory services,” said a press release issued by the cab companies’ public relations firm, DBMediaStrategies Inc.

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