The family of a six-year-old girl killed in a car accident has reached a tentative settlement with Uber, likely ending the wrongful death lawsuit brought in January 2014. Court documents show that the girl’s parents asked the court on Monday to keep the settlement amount sealed.
The child, Sofia Liu, was killed on December 31, 2013, when Syed Muzzafar was using the Uber app while he was driving. However, he did not have anyone in his car at the time of the accident. Muzzafar, who was also sued and is party to this settlement—was also charged criminally with vehicular manslaughter.
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 when the suit was originally filed. In March 2014 both Uber and Lyft expanded their insurance policy to cover drivers in Muzzafar’s situation.
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