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Uber settles on $7.5 million in background checks lawsuit

TechCrunch TechCrunch 15/06/2016 Sarah Buhr

Uber faces a growing number of legal troubles these days – the latest involves a court settlement of $7.5 million for background checks. Uber has agreed to pay the sum to a group of San Francisco drivers alleging the company acquired consumer background reports without asking them first.

Uber also agreed to pay $100 million to San Francisco and Massachusetts drivers in April and faces a nation-wide class-action lawsuit as well as a lawsuit from the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. And those are just some of the legal issues in the U.S.

Uber faces mounting legal troubles in its San Francisco home base and all over the globe right now. Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO and co-founder, chalks some of that up to the taxi industry and the price you pay for disruption.

An uber spokesperson was not available for comment on this latest case, and neither were the lawyers representing the drivers in the case.

However, the lawyers representing the drivers in the background check case have filed a memorandum of understanding in court today and are reportedly in the process of drafting a formal settlement.

Uber seems eager to settle all these lawsuits as fast as possible as it continues to hemorrhage mountains of cash globally. Uber is burning $1 to $2 billion annually in China alone, according to somereports.

The rideshare company recently raised $2 billion in leveraged loan debt and another $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia recently to continue its quest for world domination and all the legal troubles sure to follow.

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