German court puts temporary hold on Uber’s plans in the country

German court puts temporary hold on Uber’s plans in the country
German court puts temporary hold on Uber’s plans in the country

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.)