"Uber has done everything possible to continue using low-priced, woefully inadequate background checks on drivers and has failed to monitor drivers for any violent or inappropriate conduct after they are hired", the legal complaint reads, according to Recode.
Uber says it received the complaint Tuesday and is reviewing it.
States have tried to force Uber's hand on the issue to no avail.
In a new complaint seeking class action status, two women - who are maintaining anonymity - are asking a court to force the $69 billion ride-hail company to change many of its driver screening and other practices on behalf of all USA riders who were "subject to rape, sexual assault or gender-motivated violence or harassment by their Uber driver in the last four years".
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Platt told Dallas police that Warner appeared intoxicated when he picked her up at a Dallas bar Saturday night. You're committing a third- to first-degree felony". "It was not how I expected my night to go".
The lawsuit demands that Uber implement a number of changes to how it vets potential drivers, including in-person interviews and fingerprinting, and require the installation of cameras in driver vehicles.
Reviews of Uber driver applications by two U.S. states, Maryland and MA, have led to rejections of thousands more applications than under Uber's own system.
The plaintiffs' legal team hopes to have the claim certified as a class action, in order to represent all those who have experienced sexual harassment and assault from Uber drivers. Nothing meaningful has been done to make rides safer for passengers - especially women.
Earlier this year, a woman raped by an Uber driver in India sued the company.
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But the question at the heart of this new case is one that Uber has been navigating since its inception: Are its background checks thorough enough?
USA Today reported that the women are alleging that Uber's lax screening of its drivers has subjected thousands of female passengers to a range of sexual harassment or sex assault.
The complaint argues that the victims' claims are not affected by arbitration clauses in Uber's terms of service with riders, because under California Supreme Court decisions, "Uber can not cause consumers to waive a statutory right to seek public injunctive relief in any forum".
The lawsuit claims that by labeling itself as a "technology" company instead of a "transportation" company, that Uber has been able to avoid costlier background checks.
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The tensions triggered by North Korea's missile tests were not mentioned during the opening statements of Duterte and Moon. Still, the Chinese President said that he is looking forward to a responsible act of the South Korean government.
And it recounts a handful of sexual assaults involving Uber drivers among several hundred that have been described in news reports in recent years.
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