"An Italian court on Tuesday banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber, in another setback for the fast-growing U.S. car service whose smartphone app summons rides ..." - BusinessInsider, May 26, 2015. Here is the article.
The traditional taxi industry continues to push back on the competition from Uber. Currently, the latter can offer lower cost service because its contract workforce absorbs the expense of gas, insurance and maintenance of the vehicle.
No wonder Uber established its own in-house legal department. Counting the lawyers, paralegals and administrative types, the unit totals 70s. But the big question among Uber watchers is if the company could turn out to be part of the tech industry bubble which some predict will burst. If it does, some speculate venture capitalists will likely not be the ones getting hurt.