Uber banned in Nevada for failing to comply with state regulation

On November 25, 2014, Washoe County, Nevada District Court Judge, Scott Freeman, issued a preliminary injunction preventing Uber from operating statewide. The temporary injunction was based on the company's failure to file a certificate of public convenience and necessity, which is required for every transportation service in Nevada to conform with state regulations. TheGovernment of Nevada also claims that Uber's screening process is not rigorous enough to protect consumers, and fails to conform with the aforementioned regulations. Uber contested the ruling, arguing that it is an app-based technology company rather than a transportation company, but the company's management made the decision to temporarily shut down its Nevada operations.