Thousands of London taxi drivers plan to sue Uber for damages alleging the ride-hailing firm operated unlawfully. The planned group legal action could, if successful, hit Uber with a bill for millions of pounds. The action, part of a planned anti-Uber campaign by black-cab drivers this year, claims it didn’t follow private hire rules between 2012 and 2018. Uber said it “operates lawfully in London and these allegations are completely unfounded”.