The inside of the workplace of ride-hailing service Uber is seen on this image in Gurgaon. (File)
San Francisco: Uber Applied sciences Inc [UBER.UL] has agreed to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit filed by an Indian lady who accused prime executives of improperly acquiring her medical information after an organization driver raped her in India, based on a courtroom submitting on Friday.
In a prison case, the Uber driver was convicted of the rape, which occurred in Delhi in 2014, and sentenced in 2015 to life in jail.
The girl additionally settled a civil U.S. lawsuit towards Uber in 2015, however sued the corporate once more in June in San Francisco federal courtroom saying that shortly after the incident, a U.S. Uber government “met with Delhi police and deliberately obtained plaintiff’s confidential medical information.” Uber retained a replica of these information, the lawsuit stated.
The girl was residing in america when she filed the lawsuit.
Phrases of the settlement weren’t disclosed within the courtroom doc on Friday. Representatives for Uber and an lawyer for the girl couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The lawsuit cited a number of media reviews, which stated former Uber Chief Government Travis Kalanick and others doubted the girl’s account of her ordeal.
“Uber executives duplicitously and publicly decried the rape, expressing sympathy for plaintiff, and shock and remorse on the violent assault, whereas privately speculating, as outlandish as it’s, that she had colluded with a rival firm to hurt Uber’s enterprise,” the lawsuit stated.
In a previous assertion, Uber stated: “Nobody ought to should undergo a horrific expertise like this, and we’re really sorry that she’s needed to relive it.”
(Reporting by Dan Levine; Modifying by Richard Chang)
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