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Uber Getting California Regulators’ Attention in Assault Probe

Feb. 6, 2021, 12:23 AM

Uber Technologies Inc.‘s appeal of a California Public Utilities Commission judge’s $59 million fine will get closed-door attention next week.

The commission is scheduled on Thursday to discuss in closed session Uber’s bid to block an administrative law judge’s proposed order for the ride-hailing company to provide information on sexual assault and harassment claims or pay the fine.

Uber frames it as a privacy fight in which it is being punished for being the only company to produce a safety report done in part with help from survivor rights’ groups.

The order arises from an eight-year-old administrative ...