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London — Months after Uber won a reprieve in a high-stakes battle over its operations in the UK capital, its London licence is back in question. United Cabbies Group, which represents taxi drivers in the capital, brought a legal challenge on Wednesday over the June decision by judge Emma Arbuthnot that granted Uber a 15-month probationary licence. That decision was based on “wholly unsatisfactory reasoning”, the group’s lawyer, Robert Griffiths, said in court. Arbuthnot’s ruling was also “tainted by actual or apparent bias,” the group said in its filings for the hearing. That’s because Arbuthnot decided in August, soon after making her original determination, not to hear a further case involving Uber. A newspaper reported her husband worked for a strategy firm that has advised the Qatar Investment Authority, one of Uber’s investors, the group said. The bias claim is “extremely tenuous” and at the time of the hearing, Arbuthnot didn’t know her husband had advised the QIA and wasn’t a...

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