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Argentina: Judge orders Uber blocked

 |  January 30, 2017

A Buenos Aires judge on Monday denied a prosecutor’s request to jail local executives of ride-hailing company Uber Technologies, though the court did order the company’s platforms to be shut down, raising the prospect of a prolonged legal conflict.

n April, a Buenos Aires court said Uber, which has been criticized for failing to register its drivers or pay appropriate taxes, was in violation of local transportation and labor standards and ordered it to stop operating.

The application continues online nonetheless, spurring prosecutor Martin Lapadu to request additional measures that were only partially accepted by a local judge on Monday.

“The detention order has been struck down,” Lapadu said on local television. “What the judge did was order the Uber page blocked,” he added.

Lapadu said, however, Internet providers could only close Uber Argentina platforms if the ban were extended to the whole country, not just the capital.

Full Content: Reuters

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