Uber's Inability To Follow Directions Might Cost It $11 Million
The company's rival, Lyft, settled a similar case for just $250,000.By Eugene Daniels | April 21, 2016
Uber's wallet is having a really tough go at it lately. And a new fine in Pennsylvania could cost the ride-hailing company more than $11 million. The state's Public Utility Commission levied the penalty with a 3-2 vote because Uber had been operating for six months without permission in 2014.
The commissioners who proposed the amount said, "It must be recognized that Uber has deliberately engaged in the most unprecedented series of willful violations of commission orders and regulations in the history of this agency."
And not only did Uber drive folks around without permission, it kept operating even after a cease-and-desist order was issued. The commissioners who voted "yes" say those actions deserved the punishment.