RSS   Newsletter   Contact   Advertise with us

Uber limousine service illegal, says top German court

Staff Writer | December 13, 2018
Germany’s highest court ruled that a defunct limousine service offered by Uber was illegal.
Uber limousine
Europe   Two lower courts had banned the Uber Black service
The Federal Court of Justice, handing down a final decision, upheld lower-court rulings in favor of a complaint brought by a Berlin taxi business that the so-called Uber Black service had violated German laws governing car rentals.

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.


 

MORE INSIDE POST