Uber, Family Near Settlement In 6-Year-Old Girl's Death

By Erin Coe (July 14, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. has tentatively settled a suit in California state court brought by the family of a 6-year-old girl who was killed by a car the family said was driven by a driver of the smartphone-based ride-hailing service, court papers on Monday show.

Six-year-old Sofia Liu was killed and her mother and 5-year-old brother were injured when a driver logged in on Uber's system hit them as they were crossing a San Francisco street in a crosswalk on New Year's Eve in 2013, according to the suit. Sofia's family blamed the fatal collision on Uber's system of requiring drivers to...

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