Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver withdraws suit

The woman sued Uber in San Francisco federal court earlier this year

A woman who was allegedly raped by her Uber driver in India has withdrawn a lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing.

Terms of any settlement that may have been reached with Uber were not disclosed in the filing, made Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California.

An Uber spokeswoman declined to comment. Attorneys for the plaintiff, an Indian citizen who has not been named in court documents, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

After the incident late last year, the woman filed suit against Uber this past January in San Francisco federal court. The suit sought compensation and claimed the company has failed to maintain basic safety procedures.

The incident, and others like it, have heightened concerns around the safety of Uber and its screening procedures for drivers.

After the incident, Uber said it would begin developing biometrics and voice verification for enhanced driver screening. Uber has been pressured by prosecutors to also institute fingerprint scanning for its drivers, though the company has not said it would make those changes.

In India, Uber's app now includes an "SOS" button to let riders connect immediately with local law enforcement.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Uber

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Zach Miners

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?