Firm Owns Up To Detective's Lies In Uber Class Action Probe

Law360, New York (July 14, 2016, 9:45 PM EDT) -- An investigative firm run by a former high-ranking CIA agent admitted during oral arguments in a New York courtroom Thursday that its unlicensed investigator lied and may have illegally recorded telephone conversations when he was looking for dirt on an Uber user behind a proposed price-fixing class action.

Security firm Ergo investigated Spencer Meyer, the lead plaintiff in a proposed class action alleging Uber Technologies Inc. and CEO Travis Kalanick colluded with drivers to fix prices, but was unaware it was in relation to litigation, instead thinking it was for a security matter, according to Ergo's lawyer, David W. Bowker of WilmerHale....

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