Uber Hit With $11.4M Fine By Pa. Regulator

Law360, New York (April 21, 2016, 11:28 AM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. was hit with a nearly $11.4 million fine Thursday for beginning operations in Pennsylvania without proper licensure, after state utility regulators concluded that the ride-sharing company earned a significant reduction in a proposed $50 million penalty by coming into compliance over the last year.

In a 3-2 decision, Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission passed a joint motion significantly reducing the unprecedented penalty recommended by a pair of administrative law judges in November, holding that while Uber should be penalized for violating the public utility code, the fine should be reduced in light of the ride-sharing company’s actions since receiving...

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