Uber Tells Judge To Put Brakes On Drivers' Tips Fight

By Beth Winegarner (August 28, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. urged a California federal judge on Thursday to end drivers' proposed contract class action accusing the car service company of tricking passengers into paying a 20 percent tip that isn't fully paid to drivers, arguing there's no evidence the drivers relied on any of Uber's alleged misrepresentations.

Uber told U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen that the drivers' Unfair Competition Law claims fail because any misrepresentations Uber made about its automatic 20 percent gratuity were to potential passengers, not to the drivers. The California Supreme Court in the Tobacco II cases said that plaintiffs making claims under the...

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