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Uber Pushes Pa. Appeals Court To Nix $11.4M Fine

Law360, Philadelphia (January 23, 2017, 3:44 PM EST) -- Uber Inc. urged a Pennsylvania appeals court to throw out an $11.4 million fine the state’s Public Utility Commission slapped on the ride-sharing company in April for operating without proper licensure.

Uber said Thursday in a brief to the state’s Commonwealth Court that its role as a mere facilitator of rides provided by private drivers meant that it did not fall under PUC’s jurisdiction to regulate so-called “transportation companies” and “common carriers.”

“Uber provides no transportation to anyone; it merely operates a digital network that allows...
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