With gas prices on the rise, some people have decided to take public transportation to their jobs. A group of French cleaning ladies were unhappy about taking the bus because they couldn't eat or even speak. Plus it was costing €110 a month for the 40 minute trip to work. So they decided to start carpooling saving time, costing half as much, plus they could do as they wanted. But the bus company, Transports Schiocchet Excursions, felt that them carpooling along the same routes was "an act of unfair and parasitical competition". They are suing the ladies to have them fined and their cars confiscated. They've already tried to sue once and had the case thrown out. Now they are back appealing because they have already spent €2 million ($3.2 million) fighting these ladies. Full article here. You probably won't be able to jump directly to it though. Try going here and following the article link. It should get you in free without having to subscribe. And in the interest of disclosure, I originally saw it first on Groklaw here.