Published On: Mon, Jan 19th, 2015

Monday, Uber Okay in South Korea, Being Sued in Boston

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

Uber smooths things over in South Korea, but now Boston cabbies are up in arms. A month after the South Korean government indicted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for violating rules that require drivers offering paid rides and official taxis to have licenses, Uber has now inked a deal with a licensed car company in the city of Incheon that will comply with regulations, according to the Financial Times. Uber’s new South Korean partner, Seven Call Taxis, operates 3, 000 cabs.

Now that Uber has put out one fire, tempers are raging in Boston as city cab drivers want to sue Uber for destroying their business. The claim is that companies like Uber and Lyft are ruining the value of the taxi medallions the cabbies must have to do business. The lawsuit in Boston is for an unspecified amount in damages.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is trying to woo Europeans by promising to take more cars off the road and create 50, 000 jobs. He said he wants Uber to create partnerships with European cities and sees the potential of stimulating the European economy.

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