County moves to block Uber

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Palm Beach County is joining the growing list of governments across the United States and Europe in the fight against the popular ride-booking service Uber.

Citing public safety concerns, the County Commission agreed Tuesday to ask a judge to order Uber and other technology-based companies to stop operating in the county unless they comply in the next 10 days with a local law regulating taxis and limousines.

Palm Beach County Attorney Denise Nieman plans to send Uber a “cease and desist” letter today. If Uber fails to respond in 10 days, the county will file an injunction asking the courts to intervene.

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