Uber Says Business Model Doesn't Flout Licensing Rules

By Christopher Crosby (November 23, 2021, 5:34 PM GMT) -- Uber defended its business model against a legal assault by drivers in court on Tuesday, telling judges that its app does not flout licensing rules because the company does not enter into a contract with passengers booking a ride.

Lawyers for the ride-hailing giant told judges at the High Court that the U.K.'s private hire vehicle law does not compel Uber and other operators to enter contracts with passengers every time they order a ride.

Uber London Ltd. is seeking a declaration that its booking process complies with the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998, a law regulating private hire vehicle...

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