- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GRETNA, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish judges in two separate cases have denied a request by parish officials to temporarily ban the ride-hailing service Uber from operating without the certificates required of drivers of taxis and other commercial vehicles.

Judges Rebecca Olivier and Johnny Lee both refused Tuesday to issue temporary restraining orders against Uber, its subsidiary Raiser and two drivers for picking up riders in Jefferson Parish. The judges set hearing Nov. 12 to hear arguments for whether a preliminary injunction is in order.

The parish in late September also sued at least eight other individuals who drive for Uber or have loaned their cars to Uber drivers and are accused of violating parish ordinances.

Uber officials have said that no ordinance in Jefferson Parish prevents the company from operating.

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