Uber Pays $20M to Settle Claims it Took Drivers for a Ride

Uber on Thursday agreed to pay $20 million to resolve federal allegations that the online ride-hailing service duped drivers about vehicle financing and inflated how much money they could earn at the company. Uber did not admit or deny wrongdoing in the Federal Trade Commission case.

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  • Uber Pays $20M to Settle Claims it Took Drivers for a Ride

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    Uber on Thursday agreed to pay $20 million to resolve federal allegations that the online ride-hailing service duped drivers about vehicle financing and inflated how much money they could earn at the company. Uber did not admit or deny wrongdoing in the Federal Trade Commission case.

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