Portland sues Uber, sends cease-and-desist letter

Last week, Uber launched illegally in Portland and on Monday, Portland fought back. The city is suing the company for its expand-first-apologize-later approach. Portland regulators are asking the court to rule that Uber is subject to the city’s taxi regulations. The city also sent Uber a cease-and-desist letter, because it wants Uber to stop operating until it is complying with “safety, health and consumer protection rules.” Regulatory battles are nothing new for Uber, which is currently facing backlash in India after a passenger was raped by an Uber driver.