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Big win for Cancun Uber after SCJN rules in their favor

Cancun, Q.R. — After two years of battle, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) has declared Uber as a private service. Through a statement, the company announced that a resolution of the SCJN favors its operation in Quintana Roo by recognizing its service as private, differentiating it from those that require concessions, such as taxis.

Uber Senior Communications Associate David Mínguez Novoa said with this new court resolution, they endorse the commitment to bring technology to all Quintana Roo residents.

“Digital innovations advance faster than regulatory frameworks and from Uber, we are in favor of having one that is modern, innovative, inclusive, and that above all, is designed and adapted to the business model and the industry that is represented. Uber is not public transport. We are a technology company that intermediates trips between private companies, as the court recently pointed out,” the company said.

As for its operation in the state, Uber still has a federal suspension within an injunction that, although it has not been definitively resolved, the Supreme Court in June of this year issued guidelines to resolve it, determining that the business model, through the application, is different from the public transport service subject to concessions.

Uber clarified that once recognized that the platform intermediates private and not public services, it constitutes a jurisprudence of the case. Based on what is indicated in the new resolution by the Supreme Court, the State Collegiate Court must resolve the Amparo still in progress.