German court puts temporary hold on Uber's plans in the country
A court in Frankfurt, Germany, has issued a countrywide temporary injunction against the ride sharing company Uber. It has threatened the company with fines of up to $323,000 if it ignores the ruling. It’s the first nationwide ban the company has faced. Uber has hired a team of lobbyists and says it plans to keep operating in Germany. We discuss the case with Lane Green, business editor for The Economist. He’s based in Germany.
(photo: This screenshot of Uber's website shows the current coverage of Berlin by the company.)