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Uber's London License Is Under Threat

  • Taxi drivers’ group challenges award of 15-month Uber license
  • Says earlier decision to award permit was ‘tainted’ by bias
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Months after Uber Technologies Inc. won a reprieve in a high-stakes battle over its operations in the U.K. capital, a decision to grant its London license is in question.

United Cabbies Group, which represents the city’s taxi drivers, brought a legal challenge Wednesday over the June decision by judge Emma Arbuthnot that granted Uber a 15-month probationary license, after London’s transit authority revoked its earlier permit, citing safety concerns.