In Europe, it's difficult to name a nation in which sharing economy app ride-sharing service Uber doesn't have legal challenges. In Berlin, though, it did score procedural win in Case KG, 5 U 63/14. One wonders if the sharing economy ever anticipated such legal push-back?
As Karin Matussek reports in Bloomberg:
"A court in the German capital [Berlin] lifted a provisional ban won by a Berlin cabbie in April because the driver's lawyers didn't serve it to Uber in time ..."
In Europe, establishment cabbies are so irate because the cost of a taxi permit can be more than two-hundred-thousand dollars. Ride-sharing services which don't have to pony up the money for permits are at a competitive advantage. For example, they can charge lower fees.