Uber Technologies Inc. is fighting a court ruling in France in what seems to be one of the quickest growing services in France, intensifying a legal battle despite the firm’s broad clashes within Europe.
A criminal court in Paris ruled last week that the firm’s new UberPop service, which lets passengers connect with non-professional licensed drivers, is in violation of a previous decision that ban earnings from carpooling services. It demanded the firm to pay a $128,000 penalty.
The decision of the French court is Uber’s recent clash with U.S. and European authorities.
UberPop has been widely controversial since it makes use of drivers without possessing chauffeur or taxi licenses while billing itself to be “ride sharing.”
The firm is fighting over its service legality in a number of countries. Currently in France, Uber has been under threat a number of times.
Last week, the court observed Uber to be deceiving passengers and drivers, and asking the firm to offer a notice to riders and drivers that they’re actually breaking the law via UberPop.