Uber limousine service illegal, says top German courtStaff Writer | December 13, 2018
Germany’s highest court ruled that a defunct limousine service offered by Uber was illegal.
Europe Two lower courts had banned the Uber Black service
In the German case, two lower courts had banned the Uber Black service based on the complaint brought by a Berlin taxi operator, Richard Leipold.
He had argued that its operations should be covered by laws covering car rentals. These require a car to return to its base after each trip and for trips to be awarded by a dispatcher.
Taxis, by contrast, can accept orders directly. ■