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Homesharing economyHigh Court in London to rule on legality of Uber app

High Court in London to rule on legality of Uber app

London's transport authority on Monday asked the High Court to rule on whether the taxi-hailing app Uber breaks the law, in a case that could have wide-ranging implications for the industry.

Mr Justice Ouseley must decide whether the smartphone app can be legally classed as a "taximeter", which is permitted in black cabs only.

Uber's app allows customers to call cars from anywhere and black cab drivers have claimed that the way it calculates fares is equivalent to taxi metering and therefore breaks the law.

Uber has seen massive growth in London, causing anger among black cab drivers.

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