Uber maintains that it “does not provide transportation services.” Uber A San Francisco family that lost its six-year-old daughter, Sofia Liu, in a local traffic accident involving an Uber driver last month has now sued the smartphone-enabled black car firm for wrongful death. On December 31, 2013, Syed Muzzafar was using the Uber app while he was driving but did not have anyone in his car at the time of the accident. Muzzafar was also named as a defendant in Monday’s civil suit. Uber has previously argued that because Muzzafar “was not providing services on the Uber system during the time of the accident,” the company is not responsible.

Andrew Noyes, an Uber spokesperson, declined further comment.

He also did not respond to Ars’ question about whether the company’s attitude would be different had Muzzafar been driving an Uber passenger at the time.     

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