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South Carolina Orders Uber To Stop Operations

The latest regulatory battle facing the ride-hailing giant.

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Uber's increasingly bitter fight to operate in states across the country worsened today, as South Carolina issued an order to cease and desist all operations in the state.

Uber had already filed a petition requesting its certification as a Class C passenger carrier. A hearing had been scheduled for Jan. 26 to resolve the certification question, but as of today that has been suspended due to issues of discovery in the case. Uber is also facing claims that it has been operating illegally in the state since July 2014.

This suspension is just the latest in legal battles facing Uber and Lyft. For a rundown of all the regulatory conflicts facing the ride-hailing competitors, read Johana Bhuiyan's extensive rundown of the legal frontlines.

Brendan Klinkenberg is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

Contact Brendan Klinkenberg at brendan.klinkenberg@buzzfeed.com.

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