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Uber’s $9 Million Settlement With California Regulators Gets OK

Dec. 2, 2021, 8:18 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. will pay $9 million to a California victim compensation fund and to help create industry-wide safety standards under a settlement state regulators approved Thursday.

The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously adopted the proposed settlement, which ends a two-year-old fight over Uber refusing to provide identifying information for about 3,000 people who said they suffered sexual assaults while using its ride-hailing service in 2018. A 2019 company safety report included perspectives from those who alleged they were assaulted. The CPUC oversees ride-hail operators as transportation network companies.

Commissioners, over objections from unions advocating for Uber and Lyft ...