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Uber’s Denial of Blame for Sex Attacks Fails to Kill Lawsuit

  • U.S. judge leaves company on the hook for negligence claim
  • Ride-sharing service contended its drivers aren't employees
WASHINGTON, DC - APR 4: The Uber driver app on the windshield of UberX driver Regan Rucker, indicates surge pricing during peak ridership on Friday night, April 4, 2014, in Washington, DC. Rucker, a single mom who recently started driving for UberX, likes the flexibility of UberX because she can work whenever and however long she wants, and earns good money driving for Uber. Thousands of local car owners have signed up in recent months to drive with one of the 'ride-share' operators that use smartphone apps to link people needing rides with car owners willing to give them, for a price.
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Uber Technologies Inc.’s denial of responsibility for sexual assaults by drivers failed to derail a lawsuit brought by two women who say they were attacked last year.

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