CA2: NYC cab driver didn’t show standing to contest GPS tracking of a taxicab

“Appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Forrest, J.), granting summary judgment to Defendants Appellees, the City of New York and various of its employees, on Plaintiff Appellant Hassan El Nahal’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim that Defendants Appellees violated his Fourth Amendment rights by mandating the installation of tracking systems in taxicabs, thereby trespassing or physically intruding upon property for the purposes of gathering information.  Because we find no genuine issue of material fact as to whether a trespass or physical intrusion occurred with respect to any property of El Nahal, we conclude that summary judgment was appropriate, and therefore AFFIRM the judgment of the district court.” He’s driven a cab in NYC for 20 years and he’s also essentially consented to GPS tracking of his taxicab, whether he rents it or owns it because it’s common knowledge among all NYC cab drivers. El Nahal v. Yassky, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15767 (2d Cir. Aug. 26, 2016).

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