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Waymo's Case Against Uber Sent by Judge to U.S. Prosecutors

  • Judge takes no position on whether criminal case is merited
  • Engineer at center of dispute has said he could be targeted
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Uber's Driverless Car Project at Risk in Court Case

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The judge presiding over Waymo’s trade-secrets theft lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. asked federal prosecutors to investigate the claims in the case, a dramatic turn in a closely watched fight that could influence the future of driverless cars.  

U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said in Thursday’s brief order he takes no position on whether prosecution is warranted.