News Worms
News Worms


Italy court blocks Uber services in Italy, citing unfair competition

Italy court blocks Uber services in Italy, citing unfair competition

The nationwide Uber ban in Italy seems to be just the cherry on top of Uber's recent turmoil.

A judge ruled against Uber Friday in a lawsuit filed by Italy's major taxi associations, according to Reuters, claiming the smartphone-based transportation company promotes unfair competition.

The Guardian reported that the court gave Uber ten days to comply with the order.

As previously mentioned, this is not the first time that Uber faces troubles over its practices. Taxi groups say Uber drivers dodge numerous costs and regulations impacting taxis, putting taxi drivers at a competitive disadvantage.

Uber said in a statement: "We are shocked by the Italian's court decision and will appeal". "We will work endlessly to allow thousands of professional drivers to continue working through the Uber app and simultaneously enable all citizens to be able to freely choose now to navigate".

In Italy, cities issue a set number of taxi licenses annually, which can cost up to 200,000 euros ($212,000), forcing drivers to stay on the road for years to pay it off.

The court's ruling follows a decision by a court in Milan two years ago to ban the company's UberPop application, which was deemed under Italian law to encourage the provision of taxi services by unlicensed drivers.

Meanwhile, following similar complaints in Iran, the Tehran Taxi Association that had lobbied for the partly foreign-owned Snapp and Tap30 to be banned for "illegal" operations, recently created their own ride-hailing app called Carpino. Despite an appeal, that decision was upheld at a later hearing in Turin.

follow

editors' picks

April 09, 2017
LaVar Ball: No NBA team is drafting De'Aaron Fox over Lonzo
However, asked again after the loss about Indiana's coaching opening, Alford insisted he is staying at UCLA and loves Los Angeles. She scored 11 in the first 2:33 of the fourth to turn a two-point hole into a seven-point advantage for the Bulldogs (32-4).

April 09, 2017
Jordan Spieth hopes to replace memories of 2016 Masters
Athletes speaking frankly about family matters was rare. "Well, I've always liked the course, since I came", Johnson said. Three years ago, Tommy Fleetwood came to Augusta National as a fan. "If that beeper goes off, I'm out of here".

April 09, 2017
Track problems latest issue plaguing northeast rail riders
Moorman said he expects service to be fully restored at Penn Station by Friday morning, four days after the latest derailment. A statement from NJ Transit said full weekday service will resume Friday morning pending Amtrak's approval.

April 09, 2017
Fowler joins 4-way tie at the top in Masters
It's the sort of save Ballesteros made his trademark, but Garcia won't ponder heavenly help or a Seve Sunday connection yet. Open but three-putted from about 12 feet on the last hole on unusually bumpy greens and lost by a shot to Jordan Spieth .

April 09, 2017
UFC 210: Daniel Cormier vs
I would imagine there would have to be some sort of commision that can go back and see this blatant foul play and address it. Fighters are not given any allowance for championship fights so Cormier was required to weigh-in at 205-pounds or less.

April 09, 2017
Japan extends N Korea sanctions
In better days, there was fairly regular contact between the two Koreas - sporting events, academic discussions, talks about business and investment.

April 09, 2017
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres calls for protection of civilians in Iraq
USA spokesmen say the rules of engagement governing airstrikes, which are tailored to avoid civilian deaths, have not changed. The fighting has inflicted heavy casualties on the Iraqi security forces, according to the head of US Central Command.

April 09, 2017
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina honours 1971 war soldiers
Three pacts aimed at helping Bangladesh in various aspects of the civil nuclear energy programme were also signed. Indian soldiers also laid down their lives while fighting for Bangladesh in the war against Pakistan.

April 09, 2017
Percent of Americans See Partisan Bias in Media
Overall, an increased percentage of Americans thought the media was not being tough enough towards the president. Politicians, academics, talk radio hosts and other critics have also accused the media of partisan bias.

April 08, 2017
Severe storms today and snow showers tomorrow
In Georgia, there was a chance for isolated tornadoes and hail, National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Sena told CNN . Update 12 p.m.: The tornado watch for Lee County and eastern Alabama has expired as the first round of storms come to an end.