Uber will on Friday file its legal appeal against losing its licence to operate in London, with the ride-hailing company set to take on the city’s transport regulator in court.
An Uber spokesman confirmed to Business Insider the company had not yet filed its appeal. If Uber fails to file before the end of the day, it will no longer be permitted to operate in London.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday that the appeal against regulator Transport for London “will take its course” during a City Hall question time session.
The legal battle follows purported peace talks between Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s new chief executive, and TfL commissioner Mike Brown. The pair met on October 3, a fortnight after Uber lost its licence, and both sides described the talks as “constructive”, but gave no further detail.
Khosrowshahi also published an open letter in London newspaper The Evening Standard apologising for his company’s prior misdemeanours. He didn’t go into specifics, but TfL said it banned Uber because of the company’s alleged use of its secret “Greyball” software to avoid regulators, and its approach to reporting crime.
Alongside the outward apologies,
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech