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14 Jan

Uber could be banned in Los Angeles and San Francisco as global anger builds towards cab company

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San Francisco and Los Angeles authorities have become the latest cities to take action against internet-based minicab firm Uber amid growing concerns about the quality of its driver background checks.

By Harry Readhead  | Source : Metro.co.uk

The cab service was banned from operating in New Delhi following an alleged rape by a driver of a female passenger, while a Madrid judge has ordered a temporary halt to the service.

And now Los Angeles and San Francisco, where the company has its headquarters, are taking legal action against the firm, claiming Uber made ‘untrue or misleading representations’ regarding the quality of its driver screening process.

10 Dec

East Bay Uber driver charged in death of 6-year-old San Francisco girl

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Source: Bay City News Service

SAN FRANCISCO – An Uber driver accused of striking and killing a 6-year-old girl while driving in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a district attorney’s office spokesman said.

Syed Muzzafar, 57, of Union City, was booked into jail on the charge but has since been released on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Hall of Justice on Wednesday morning, district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian said.

Muzzafar allegedly fatally struck Sofia Liu as she walked with her mother and brother in a crosswalk at Polk and Ellis streets at about 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013, police said. Sofia’s family members were injured in the collision but survived.