KC Taxi Cab Drivers, etc., et al. v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, No. 13-1343 (8th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Cab Drivers filed suit against the city challenging Ordinance section 76-73, which regulates the number of taxicab permits in the city. The city's stated purpose for the ordinance was insufficient demand for taxicabs. The court concluded that the ordinance was neither wholly arbitrary nor invidious. It is rationally related to a number of legitimate government purposes and Cab Drivers have failed to demonstrate that the ordinance violated the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses. Accordingly, the court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the city.