Uber Seeks Arbitration In Breach Suit Alleging Hush Payment

Law360 (February 6, 2018, 8:21 PM EST) -- Uber Technologies Inc. on Monday moved to force into arbitration a proposed class action in Illinois alleging the ride-hailing giant failed to safeguard app users’ private information and tried to cover up a 2016 data breach with a $100,000 payment to hackers behind the breach.

Uber filed a motion to compel arbitration insisting that Bradley West’s putative class action doesn’t belong in court because he and all other users of the ride-hailing app agreed to a broad and straightforward arbitration agreement.

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