Lyft Drivers Sue Uber Over Use Of 'Hell' Tracking Software

Law360, New York (April 24, 2017, 9:03 PM EDT) -- Uber was hit with a proposed class action in California federal court Monday accusing it of spying on Lyft drivers' locations with a secret software program referred to internally as "Hell," surveillance that allegedly allowed Uber to scope out its ride-sharing rival's coverage areas and detect which drivers worked for both companies.

Former Lyft driver Michael Gonzales filed the suit against three related companies, Uber Technologies Inc., Uber USA LLC and Rasier-CA, on behalf of himself and other Lyft drivers whose electronic communications and locations were allegedly intercepted, accessed, monitored or transmitted by Uber.

The complaint asserts claims under the Electronic...

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