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No Hearing For Airport Rideshare Case After Arizona Supreme Court Cancels Arguments

The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to cancel all oral arguments this week means justices won’t hold a hearing in a case affecting rideshare passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

In January, Attorney Mark Brnovich asked the high court to take up the matter of a fee charged to companies like Uber and Lyft when they ferry passengers to and from Sky Harbor.

Brnovich says a fee increase approved by the Phoenix City Council violates a provision in the state constitution.

The fee hike was scheduled to take effect on Feb. 1, but is on hold pending the court hearing.

Justices will now use written arguments filed by Brnovich, the city of Phoenix and other interested parties to make their ruling.

Ben Giles is a senior editor at KJZZ.