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India recommends banning unregistered Web taxis in light of Uber case

John Ribeiro | Dec. 11, 2014
India's federal government has recommended that states should ban unregistered Web taxi services, following an outcry over the alleged rape of a female passenger in Delhi by an Uber driver.

Uber's troubles are not confined to India. In California, Uber faces a lawsuit by the district attorneys for Los Angeles and San Francisco, accusing it of misleading consumers over its background checks on drivers. Rival Lyft entered into a settlement agreement with the district attorneys over similar charges, they said Tuesday.

Uber services were also banned in Spain by a court in Madrid after a complaint from the Madrid taxi association. The services were banned because Uber drivers have no license and no insurance, which constitutes unfair competition for the licensed taxi drivers, the court ruled


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