Enlarge / Uber CEO Travis Kalanick delivering a speech last year in Beijing. Kalanick is likely to be on the stand if Waymo v. Uber goes to trial. (credit: Wang K’aichicn/VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO—The federal judge presiding in the Waymo v. Uber lawsuit has delayed trial for another two months after castigating lawyers on both sides of the case for being dishonest and telling “half-truths.”
“I’m going to give you a schedule, and we’re not going to argue about it,” US District Judge William Alsup said after a one-hour hearing today. “We’re going to pick the jury on November 29. We will start the trial on December 4, and it will run until December 20.”
The trial will decide whether Uber has misappropriated trade secrets from Waymo, Google’s self-driving car spinoff. Until recently, Uber’s self-driving car project was headed up by Anthony Levandowski, a former Googler who has been accused of downloading 14,000 files from Google before he left in January 2016. Levandowski, who is not a defendant in the case, hasn’t answered questions about the allegations, instead pleading the Fifth Amendment.
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