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Uber Faces $10M Suit Over Driver's Fatal Assault On Cabbie

Law360 (June 5, 2019, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. negligently hired and retained an unlicensed driver who fatally kicked a 64-year-old Chicago taxi driver just two months after attacking a passenger, according to a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the taxi driver's widow in Illinois state court.

Thara Tungekar filed the lawsuit Monday on behalf of Anis Tungekar and claims Uber, its subsidiary Raiser LLC and Uber driver Fangqi Lu are responsible for her husband's death.

According to the complaint, publicly released surveillance video of the Sept. 2 attack allegedly shows 30-year-old Uber driver Fangqi Lu getting out of his vehicle following a verbal altercation with...

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