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Women Suing Over Rape Challenge Uber's Move for Arbitration

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Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Women suing Uber Technologies Inc. over claims that it’s failed to protect thousands of passengers from sexual misconduct by drivers are fighting back against the ride-hailing giant’s move to force them into arbitration.

The women alleged Thursday that rather than respond in public court proceedings to allegations that it puts profit over safety, Uber is trying to hide in “the soundless halls of arbitration.”