Barcelona firm filing Uber lawsuit hails ruling

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Barcelona-based law firm representing Elite Taxi, the association that filed the lawsuit against Uber that eventually saw Europe’s top court rule that the ride-hailing service should be regulated as a taxi company, has hailed the decision.

SBC Abogados said in a statement that the ruling had “great judicial significance” and that it could be “extrapolated to other businesses that keep trying to avoid legal responsibilities in the services that they provide.”

Earlier, the European Court of Justice struck down Uber’s arguments that it is an information services company, ruling that it should be regulated like a transport company within EU member nations.