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Uber Settles Claims Its `Safe Rides Fee' Misled Passengers

  • Company also agrees to rename rider charge as `booking fee'
  • Settlement of lawsuits covers riders in several states

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will pay $28.5 million to settle claims that a $1 “safe rides fee” charged to riders was misleading because its background checks on drivers aren’t as rigorous as the company advertised.

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