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Uber’s Bid To Ditch Assault Claims 'A Costly Sideshow': Judge

Law360, San Francisco (May 15, 2018, 6:31 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday lost its bid to trim assault and false imprisonment claims filed by a 16-year-old girl who said the ride-hailing giant negligently hired a lascivious driver who held her in his car against her will, after a San Francisco judge called Uber's motion "a costly sideshow."

Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ultimately denied Uber's demurrer seeking to nix the girl's assault, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims. The 16-year-old plaintiff identified only as Jane Doe already agreed to dismiss...
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