E.D.Pa.: Warrantless admin seizure of taxicabs for lack of proper permit violates 4A and due process

Warrantless administrative seizure of taxicabs without a proper PPA TLD sticker violates the Fourth Amendment and due process for denial of a predeprivation hearing. Rosemont Taxicab Co. v. Phila. Parking Auth., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106322 (E.D. Pa. June 26, 2018).

This is a civil case over fraudulent billing practices. Defendants move for a stay of discovery. A search warrant had been executed a year earlier, and nothing else had happened on the criminal front besides the search warrant. That counsels against a stay to protect Fifth Amendment rights, but the stay question can be revisited if the facts change. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Mittal, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106100 (E.D. N.Y. June 26, 2018).*

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