A German court has ruled in a temporary injunction that Uber's car service does not have the necessary permits to operate in the country.
The ban comes after the national association of taxi drivers brought a lawsuit against Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi and car-sharing service, because its drivers don't have the necessary permits. The preliminary injunction is pending a full lawsuit that Taxi Deutschland, a German cab company that also offers a mobile app, brought against Uber.
Though the Frankfurt court's ruling bans Uber from operating in Germany, Uber stated that it would appeal the decision and plans to expand in Germany. For now, though, that expansion will come at a price — violating the injunction could result in fines of $328,108 per ride.
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