On April 18th, the ride-sharing service Lyft entered the St. Louis market with a party on Cherokee Street.
And immediately, it ran into legal trouble.
Lyft's drivers were operating in violation of a cease-and-desist order from the region’s taxi regulator. A few days later, a judge ordered the company to disable its mobile app.
Lyft and the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission are back in court on May 14 arguing over whether the company should be allowed to operate — and who has the power to regulate it in the first place.
Who are the players?