By enabling people to buy rides from drivers without taxi permits, the smartphone application Uber had violated German law, according to a court in Frankfurt.
In a preliminary injunction, the court has forbidden Uber from continuing its services in Germany. The injunction comes in response to a lawsuit by the national association of taxi drivers.
Violations will result in a fine against Uber of 250,000 euros ($328,108) per ride. Uber plans to appeal the decision and said it would continue offering its services until a final ruling has been made.How about a little elbowraum for the plain volks, Herren? Some slack for ein Berliner who can't afford a BMW and still needs a ride.