Uber vs FeBet: Constitutional Court Requested, UberX Application Still Pending

Uber vs FeBet: Constitutional Court Requested, UberX Application Still Pending

The Brussels Court of Appeal on Friday raised two preliminary questions in the Constitutional Court to clarify the case brought by the Belgian Taxi Federation (FFET) against drivers working with Uber and UberX applications. Drivers, pending improvement in practice, may continue to use Uber in the Brussels region.

“The Brussels Court of Appeals allows For 2,000 drivers with LVC licenses Continue to use the Uber app to generate revenue. This stop also allows For 300,000 passengers Continue to use Uber in Brussels ”, Says Laurent Slitz, CEO of Uber Belgium

FeBeT’s lawyer Antoine Some argues that these are early questions Uber diversions to save time, But do not mark success within themselves. Unfortunately, this is a strategy they have been developing (…) from the beginningThey are illegal. The Constitutional Court has already handed down three judgments in their favor. ”.

Uber, no taxi service?

A dispute erupts against Fefet against the American company Uber, Its UberX application connects drivers to the LVC license For users looking for a transportation service (vehicle rental with driver). La Fette actually believes Uber acts as a taxi service, Without complying with the law Brussels-Capital region, so the company is guilty in this case Unfair competition.

In the first case, the Institutional Court found that the UberX application complied with Brussels’ law relating to passenger transport. He had installed itUber does not provide transportation service Hence the service provided by a driver via the Uber application Could not be considered a taxi service.

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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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