Uber have to leave Italy within 10 days after nationwide ban
Trouble keep chasing the ride-hailing service company Uber, wherever it goes. Recently a court in Rome banned the company in Italy over its contribution to unfair competition faced by the local taxi industry.
According to the judgment, the company has to stop its operations in the county within 10 days and if fails to do so than company has to pat $ 10,000 fine for each day it remains active after the deadline. While Uber’s $70 billion valuation makes that amount sound like chump change, it hasn’t exactly been profitable and actually bled billions in 2016.
Troubled company faced similar pushbacks from local taxi associations in France, the UK and other places around the globe and it’ll no doubt happen again and again. In fact, this isn’t the first court battle it lost in the European country: a couple of years ago, a court in Milan banned the company’s UberPop application.
Shocked over the judgment company decided to file for an appeal and said
“Thousands of professional, licensed drivers use the Uber app to make money and provide reliable transportation at the push of a button for Italians.” Until it changes the court’s mind, though, Uber’s Black, Lux, Suv, X , XL, Select and Van phone applications will have to say “ciao” to Italian commuters.