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France: Uber execs on trial face jail time but won trial delay

 |  September 30, 2015

The trial of two Uber executives kicked off in France on Wednesday, the latest front in the fierce battle between the popular ride hailing service and the taxi industry there. But the judge in the case quickly decied to delay further proceedings until mid-February.

Uber France chief Thibaud Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, general manager for Western Europe, could be sent to prison for up to five years and fined as much as 300,000 euros if found guilty of deceptive commercial practices and other charges.

After some initial skirmishing by lawyers on the case, Judge Cecile Louis-Loyant said a five-month delay was needed to give prosecutors time to provide documents and computer files requested by Uber, Reuters reported.

A french court today awarded that delayed until mid-February.

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