Uber Kicked Out of Italy in Shocking Court Case Verdict

The ruling came in a suit by Italian taxi groups, who alleged that Uber constituted unfair competition.

Uber has a substantial valuation of $70 billion that might make the fine seem like nothing, but the company has actually been bleeding profits past year and it's also facing a number of scandals right now that put it in a rather sensitive state.

Uber is going through some tough times right about now. That implies Uber's Black, Suv, Lux, X, XL, Select, and Van administrations are altogether hindered from working in Italy and Uber can't publicize at all in the nation. And the ban is on all the apps in all of Italy! Further, if the company fails to comply with the said ruling, the judge announced that it will have to shell out 10,000 euros ($10,600) fine for each day it remains operational after that said period. "We will work endlessly to allow thousands of professional drivers to continue working through the Uber app and simultaneously enable all citizens to be able to freely choose now to navigate". Meanwhile lawyers for the taxi firms called Uber "the most striking form of unfair competition ever registered on the Italian local public transportation market".

Uber is also tangled in a legal dispute with Google's Waymo autonomous driving business and the fight shows no signs of dying down anytime soon.

Uber is being unceremoniously thrown out of Italy.

Uber didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Mashable, but the company told Reuters that they were "shocked" by the decision and planned to appeal. A Rome court agreed.