Apr 4, 2017
Anti-Uber activist banned from harassing drivers
Russell Howarth had been raising publicity for a campaign which accused Uber of operating illegally. According to the court, Mr Howarth would book a cab using the Uber app, then detain the driver at the end of the journey, sometimes using physical force. "Mr Howarth's ultimate purpose was in my view to stop Uber's business by whatever means were at his disposal," Judge Slattery said. In the "Game of Thrones" video, Mr Howarth encourages Uber drivers to quit the firm and join the likes of Ontap and other Uber rivals. The order permanently bans Mr Howarth performing citizen's arrests on Uber drivers and employees, and from intimidating or threatening them.
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