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Uber Sued by Portland, Oregon, in Bid to Block Operations

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The city of Portland, Oregon, sued to stop Uber Technologies Ltd. from operating three days after it started there, joining other cities including Rio de Janeiro and New Delhi where officials have moved this month to block the mobile car-booking company.

Uber violates city laws because it and its drivers don’t have permits to operate, according to a complaint filed by Portland today in state court in Multnomah County. The complaint, a copy of which was provided by the city, couldn’t immediately be verified in court records.