Uber suffers legal setbacks in France and Germany

Uber’s assault on the European market has run into fresh legal roadblocks, after court rulings in France and Germany went against the company.In France, a judge slapped Uber with a €800,000 (£625,500) fine for running the “illegal” UberPop service using unlicensed drivers. It also fined two of the company’s senior executives a combined €50,000.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/09/uber-suffers-legal-setbacks-in-france-and-germanyAlso see:French court fines Uber, execs for illegal taxi service
A French court fined Uber Technologies 800,000 euros ($907,000) on Thursday for running an illegal taxi service with non-professional drivers and slapped smaller fines on two of its executives in the first such criminal case in Europe.
http://in.reuters.com/article/france-ubertech-court-idINKCN0YV20EGerman court upholds ban of unlicensed Uber taxi service
A court on Thursday upheld Germany’s ban on low-cost ride-hailing service UberPOP, in a further setback for Uber Technologies which faces legal battles throughout Europe.

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