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08.20.15

Uber Missed Criminal Records of Drivers, Prosecutors Assert

According to a report by The New York Times on August 19, 2015, background checks used by ride-sharing company Uber failed to uncover the criminal records of 25 drivers in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The charges were made in a 62-page amended complaint to a civil suit, originally filed in December, that claims Uber has continually misled consumers about the methods it uses to screen drivers. For more than a year, regulators in various cities have questioned whether Uber vets its drivers for criminal backgrounds as carefully as traditional taxi companies.

Read the full report at http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/2-california-counties-sue-uber-citing-misleading-safety-practices/.

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