Sex Assault Case Is Latest Lawsuit Againt Uber

Law360, Los Angeles (January 29, 2015, 8:40 PM EST) -- Uber Technologies Inc. was sued in California federal court on Thursday by a woman who allegedly was brutally raped while riding in a car hailed by the service, adding to mounting allegations by riders and prosecutors that the company doesn’t do enough to keep its customers safe.

The plaintiff, who is suing the company under the name Jane Doe, accused the company of being “the modern-day equivalent of electronic hitchhiking,” and warning that it’s just as unsafe, according to a complaint filed Thursday in California’s Northern District.

The plaintiff had been riding in a cab she called in New Delhi, India,...

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