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France: Court fines Uber over deceptive advertising

 |  December 8, 2015

The Paris Court of Appeals has condemned the local branch of ride-sharing company Uber over what it has deemed to be deceptive advertising. The California-based company will have to pay 150,000 euros in fines and sanctions.

The Court’s decision has found that the company’s UberPop system, which is presented as a ride-sharing scheme, is in fact more in line with a paid car-for-hire scheme. Under current rules, ride sharing schemes must always be not-for-profit.

Last October, French authorities requested courts to impose a 200,000 euro fine against Uber, double the amount initially set by the Corrections Court. Uber France has continued to operate its professional car-hire service (VTC), while UberPop operations had been suspended since July.

Source: El País

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