A federal judge has allowed Philadelphia taxi companies' unfair-competition lawsuit against Uber to move forward.

U.S. District Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro denied Uber's motion to dismiss the cab companies' false-representation claim filed by Checker Cab Philadelphia.

The judge dismissed the plaintiffs' false-advertising claim and contention that Uber violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. She also dismissed a claim that Google, as an investor in Uber, conspired with the ride-sharing company. - Linda Loyd