California Prosecutors, Uber Settle Over Background Checks

By and | April 8, 2016

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to settle claims by California prosecutors that its background checks on drivers weren’t as thorough as advertised.

The company is required to pay a civil penalty of $10 million within two months and payment of an additional $15 million will be waived if Uber complies with the settlement, the district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles said Thursday in a joint statement.

The accord prohibits the company from making misleading statements regarding the safety of its services or the background checks of its drivers, according to the statement.

uber-logo-vertical-dark“We’re glad to put this case behind us and excited to redouble our efforts serving riders and drivers across the state of California,” Uber said in a statement.

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