The City of Toronto wants a local court to shut down the Uber. The news comes just one day after an Uber executive was revealed to have suggested digging into the personal lives of journalists who write about the ridesharing company.
In its Tuesday application for an injunction, Toronto claims that the company “operates in breach of the City’s licensing by-laws insofar as, among other things, it operates as a taxicab brokerage and limousine service company.”
Uber has fought similar regulatory battles elsewhere around the globe and has prevailed to some degree. Most famously, the California Public Utilities Commission, which regulates taxis in the Golden State, created an entirely new class of transit for Uber and its competitors.
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