$11.4 Million Fine Against Uber Upheld in Pennsylvania

By Paul Riegler on 3 September 2016
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Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission rejected Uber Technologies’ appeal of an $11.4 million fine imposed in 2014 for offering rides in Pennsylvania without state permission.

Uber offered no “new or novel” evidence, the agency’s chairman, Gladys M. Brown, said, adding that the fine was a fair punishment for the “unprecedented number of violations” on Uber’s part.

““When a regulated entity is given notice that it is violating the law and it ignores those notices, it does so to its own detriment,” she added.

Uber said it plans to appeal the fine in Commonwealth Court.

“We are shocked that the PUC would compound its past mistakes and send the troubling message that Pennsylvania is unwelcoming to technology and innovation,” the company said in a statement.

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