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Court says Uber may infringe law

A court in Paris has ruled that Uber's ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service.

However, the court stopped short of banning the popular service that matches people seeking rides with drivers through a mobile phone app. It launched in France earlier this year.

Paris Commercial Court said it is ordering Uber to withdraw from its app for French users "all mention suggesting it is legal" for Uber's drivers to act like taxis - that is, driving around and waiting for clients.

The French case is the latest in a string of challenges Uber and other ride-hailing companies such as Lyft face around the world, as taxi drivers argue the new car services have an unfair advantage because they do not have to follow the same regulations and can afford cheaper prices.


From Belfast Telegraph