Uber Trims Fraud Allegation, But Sex Assault Claim Stays

By Hannah Albarazi (May 14, 2021, 8:51 PM EDT) -- A California state judge tossed a fraud claim against Uber on Friday but left intact sexual battery, assault and emotional distress claims brought by a woman who says an Uber driver attacked her as a result of the company's "toxic-male culture," finding Uber ignored allegations that it is vicariously liable as a common carrier.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard B. Ulmer held Friday that the Uber rider — who filed her suit under the pseudonym Jane Doe — could proceed on her claims of assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress against the ride-hailing giant.

Doe's attorney, Walt Cubberly...

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