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This article was published on November 29, 2014


Uber awaits French ride-sharing verdict that will determine its fate in that country

Uber awaits French ride-sharing verdict that will determine its fate in that country
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Uber’s troubles with both state and national governments continues. First it dropped a post two days ago stating that it was ceasing operations in Nevada as it tried to gain permission to operate in that state. Now it’s waiting for hear from the courts about its future in France.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Uber is arguing in the French court that a new law that would ban the service is unconstitutional. The French government and private taxi firms argue that Uber’s use of unregulated drivers is an unfair competitive advantage because it doesn’t adhere to same rules and regulations as the established industry.

It’s the same basic arguments that have plagued Uber since its inception. A verdict in the case will be handed down on December 12.

French Verdict on Uber ‘Ride Sharing’ in Two Weeks [WSJ]