Lately, it’s been just one thing after another for Uber, the not-quite-taxi company.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles and San Francisco district attorneys jointly filed a civil lawsuit in San Francisco against Uber “for making false and misleading statements to consumers.” The prosecutors made good on a September 2014 threat to sue Uber and its rival Lyft. Rather than face a suit, the pink mustachioed car company opted to settle and will pay $500,000.
Amongst other allegations of unfair business practices, the prosecutors claim that Uber’s background checks of its drivers are not quite up to snuff, and that Uber charges passengers a $4 “airport toll fee” to customers coming to or from San Francisco International Airport even though that fee is not imposed by the airport itself.
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