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India: SC to hear Uber’s plea against allegations of predatory pricing

 |  February 19, 2017

The Supreme Court fixed March 1 for hearing a plea filed by Uber challenging an appellate tribunal’s order directing the CCI’s Director General to probe allegations of predatory pricing alleged by Meru Cabs. The hearing date was fixed by a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, R Banumathi and Mohan M Shantanagoudar after both parties told the apex court that they have no objection if the matter is taken up for hearing on March 1.

On January 27, the apex court had ordered status quo on the probe by the Competition Commission of India against Uber India Systems over predatory pricing allegations by Meru Cabs and had sought response from CCI in the matter. The Competition Appellate Tribunal had, on December 7 last year, ordered fair trade watchdog CCI to probe afresh the alleged abuse of dominance by the popular taxi-hailing app operator.

The direction had come after Meru Travels Solutions had approached the tribunal against CCI’s earlier decision against ordering an investigation into the allegations against Uber of unfair practices including predatory pricing. The tribunal had directed CCI’s probe unit Director General to conduct a fresh probe into the allegations of abuse of dominance and anti-competitive practices by Uber.

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