Uber $10m checks lawsuit

Uber will pay more than $10m to settle a lawsuit claiming it did not do enough to screen the criminal backgrounds of its drivers.

The ride-hailing app-maker will now open its pocketbook to end legal action brought by prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2014. It was alleged that Uber drivers were not subject to the same background checks given to commercial taxi drivers and therefore posed a danger to the public. ®

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