My question involves business law in the state of: Louisiana
My family has owned a taxi company for 70 years and has serviced the entire county/parish for all of those years. Recently some cities have started to enforce laws that were passed years back that say you must have a permit for that city in order to do business as a taxi. The problem is they are not issuing any new permits at this time. We were never informed about these ordinances because our office is not in this city, it is in another city in the county/parish. Our argument is that we have serviced the entire county/parish for over 70 years prior to these cities even having taxi cab ordinances of any kind or even a taxi division. Now all of a sudden they say we need permits but cannot sell us any because they are locked. We have never been told that we had to obtain these permits since we have been in business. We feel that we should have Vested rights or Grandfathering since we serviced the county/parish prior to these ordinances being created and failure on their part to let us know we needed them. Do we have a valid argument here?