June 25, 2017

Uber wins appeal against ban in Italy

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The ruling marks a victory on appeal for Uber following a months-long legal battle between the San Francisco firm and associations representing Italian taxi drivers, which complain that Uber is engaging in unfair competition.

The court in Rome had initially sided in favor of traditional firms. On April 7, it gave Uber 10 days to shut down its services for professional drivers across the country or face a €10,000-per-day fine. However, a week later the court temporarily suspended the ban pending a verdict on appeal.

The overturned ban targeted only ride-hailing services involving professional drivers: UberBLACK, which books luxury cars, and the related services in Italy UberLUX, UberVAN and UberTOURA. UberEats — the app for food delivery — remained untouched.

Uber’s flagship service UberPOP, which connects unlicensed drivers with passengers, remains banned in Italy following  […]

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