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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 8:05 am 
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Interesting. Imagine the floodgates something like this would open :shock:


UBER IN THE DOCK

Woman sues Uber after she ‘was sexually attacked by driver’ in landmark lawsuit


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9181285/w ... al-attack/

A WOMAN has launched a landmark lawsuit against Uber after she was allegedly sexually attacked by one of its drivers.

The passenger, 33, is suing the ride-hailing giant for up to £50,000 in the first case of its kind in the UK courts.

She booked a cab after a night out in Leeds city centre in December 2015 and was picked up by an Uber driver.

But as her journey began, she alleges the male driver groped her breasts on two occasions.

Lawyers claim the incident left the woman fearful, humiliated and suffering psychiatric problems.

She has since been left with a “specific phobia” and has been treated for depression.

In papers filed at London’s High Court, her lawyers say they want damages of between £30,000 and £50,000 for personal injuries and losses.

They say US giant Uber — recently valued at £63.1billion — is liable for its driver’s actions.

The woman’s case is believed to be the first to emerge in the UK.

It is dwarfed by another alleged victim in the US, who is demanding up to £7.6million from Uber after claiming that she was repeatedly sexually assaulted on a journey home in Washington.

Last month Uber launched its “Safety Never Stops” ad in the UK — claiming it puts “safety at the heart of everything we do”.

The firm, which handles 14million trips a day and has 91million users globally, had its London licence axed after five years in 2017.

Transport for London ruled it was not “fit and proper” to operate over issues including safety.

Uber won an appeal and got a temporary licence extension.

It has until September to convince TfL it has changed its ways.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:08 am 
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I would have thought the LA that licensed him would have been her first ‘port of call’ ?


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:49 am 
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I would expect this to get thrown out as surely she can only sue the driver

but if it isn't :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:41 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
I would expect this to get thrown out as surely she can only sue the driver

but if it isn't :D :D :D

The lady booked the car via Uber, they are the lead contractor.

They subbed the job to the driver who committed the nasty act, but Uber are, IMO, liable.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:12 pm 
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The lead contractor is usually the one who is liable for the actions of his sub-contractors.


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