Uber Sex Assault Victims Press Board To End Arbitration Bid

Law360 (April 26, 2018, 9:17 PM EDT) -- More than a dozen women sent Uber's board of directors a letter Thursday asking that they be freed from the constraints of arbitration provisions contained in their consumer agreements so they can pursue a class action alleging that inadequate driver screening procedures led to them and others being raped, harassed or sexually assaulted.

The women, some of whom were identified only by their first names, initials or a Jane Doe pseudonym, sent the letter to Uber Technologies Inc.'s board ahead of a May 4 deadline for the company to respond to a class action in California federal court alleging that the...

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