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Uber hit with ban in Italy

uber-logo After ongoing evidence of the company’s systematic harassment of women employees, the discovery of a tool used to evade law enforcement, and a damning lawsuit from Google, the ride-hailing service has now been handed a nationwide ban in Italy. A court in Rome has ruled that Uber’s service amounts to “unfair competition” for the local taxi industry, and that all operations must be ceased.

The ruling states that Uber has 10 days to end its services, which includes Uber Black, Lux, X, SUV, Select, and more, in addition to halting all its promotion and advertising in Italy. The company will face a fine of roughly $10,600 per day for each day it violates.

 

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