Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Uber Technologies Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Uber Technologies
Penalty: 
$10,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
April 7, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
false advertising
Violation Description: 

Uber agreed to pay $25 million to Los Angeles and San Francisco counties ($15 million suspended) in settlement of allegations it misled customers about the background checks it carried out on its drivers.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
multi-county
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
transportation services
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Parent company note: 
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