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California Prosecutors Sue Uber Over Background Screening Practices

An article posted by the Huffington Post (Mollie Reilley, 12/09/2014) highlighted the recent lawsuit brought against Uber by prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Among other things, they allege that Uber is violating California Law with its fraudulent practices regarding the background screening of their drivers. It seems that Uber is not using fingerprints to conduct a LiveScan criminal check as part of their background check process, but is charging clients a $1.00 "Safe Rides" Fee which may give them a false sense of security.

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