Latest in Court

Image credit:

Arrested Uber France executives will stand trial on September 30th

2 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

The two Uber executives who were arrested yesterday will stand trial on September 30th, according to Reuters. Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and European GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty stand accused of running an illegal ride-sharing service, as well as "concealing digital documents" from the authorities. The service in question is UberPOP, which connects passengers to amateur drivers, something that's angered the nation's professional taxi drivers.

There's been a long-standing fight between France and the company and after pressure from licensed taxi drivers, the service was made illegal in January. However, a constitutional court gave the company a stay of execution while the decision was referred higher up the judicial chain. In the meantime, more violent protests have erupted and, last week, authorities decided to commence seizing UberPOP vehicles. It's not the only place in Europe where Uber is a dirty word, with the company facing plenty of anger in both the UK and Germany.

[Image Credit: Getty]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
2 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Google fully explains why its apps aren't on new Huawei phones

Google fully explains why its apps aren't on new Huawei phones

View
'Friends' cast is locked in for a reunion special to launch HBO Max

'Friends' cast is locked in for a reunion special to launch HBO Max

View
Hot Wheels brings its NFC-enabled stat-tracker to even more toys this year

Hot Wheels brings its NFC-enabled stat-tracker to even more toys this year

View
Google search is showing invitations to private WhatsApp groups

Google search is showing invitations to private WhatsApp groups

View
The Hot Wheels RC Cybertruck is a mini Tesla for $400

The Hot Wheels RC Cybertruck is a mini Tesla for $400

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr