Uber

Uber, beset by scandal, faces battle over ‘destructive’ lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride-services company Uber is facing a divided board of directors and angry shareholders after investor Benchmark Capital filed a lawsuit against the company’s ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, dealing another blow to the firm as it struggles to recover from a series of scandals and hire a new leader. Reuters: Business(…)

Smoke, Then Fire: Uber Knowingly Leased Unsafe Cars to Drivers

Chasing breakneck growth, the ride-hailing giant bought Honda SUVs in Singapore subject to a recall. Then one caught fire, sparking a panic at the company. The episode, which wasn’t previously public knowledge, adds to the list of crises that unfolded at Uber on the watch of former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick. WSJ.com: What’s News US

Woman Passed Out In An Uber — And The Driver Allegedly Kidnapped & Sexually Assaulted Her

A North Hollywood Uber driver was arrested for allegedly driving an unconscious female passenger to a motel and sexually assaulting her. According to Los Angeles police, Alaric Spence (above) picked up the 24-year-old woman in downtown Los Angeles at about 3 a.m. Friday morning and began traveling to her destination in Hollywood. But after the(…)