LINCOLN — A Lincoln cab company has lost a court round in its fight to serve all of Nebraska.

Lancaster County District Judge John Colborn ruled last week that he didn't have jurisdiction to consider an appeal filed by Servant Cab.

On Aug. 21, court records show, the Nebraska Public Service Commission denied Servant Cab permission to extend its service into Omaha and across the state, saying the company didn't have a plan for providing services and hadn't shown that it could provide quality service in Lincoln.

Servant Cab asked the commission to reconsider on Sept. 5, but the appeal was rejected six days later. On Sept. 22, Servant Cab filed an appeal of the decision in Lancaster County District Court.

Colborn said that the Lancaster County court had no jurisdiction. Rather, he said, the case should have been filed in Douglas County, because that's where three days of hearings were held in June.

Because the Douglas County appeal had to be filed within 30 days of the commission's August ruling, it's unclear what legal steps remain for Servant Cab. The company's lawyer didn't immediately return a call Monday.

— AP

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