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4In Jan­uary 2016, Uber agreed to pay more than $7 mil­lion to the Cal­i­for­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion, an agency that reg­u­lates trans­porta­tion com­pa­nies, which al­leged that the com­pany failed to com­ply with data-re­port­ing re­quire­ments.

5French court: $1.3m In Jan­uary 2016, a French court or­dered Uber to pay €1.2 mil­lion (R19.42 mil­lion) to a ri­val taxi group in re­sponse to a com­plaint that driv­ers were vi­o­lat­ing rules.

6Three set­tle­ments to­talling $113 000 Uber agreed to pay $77 925 in 2015 to the state of Alaska af­ter fac­ing ac­cu­sa­tions that it mis­clas­si­fied driv­ers as in­de­pen­dent con­trac­tors in­stead of em­ploy­ees.

The com­pany also agreed to pay a $20 000 penalty in New York af­ter the state at­tor­ney-gen­eral’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Uber’s pri­vacy prac­tices.

Uber set­tled an amount of $15 000 with Hephz­ibah Dol­lar, a Cal­i­for­nia Uber driver who said she was liv­ing out of her car af­ter she filed a com­plaint in 2015 with the state labour com­mis­sioner’s of­fice, al­leg­ing that the com­pany owed her money. Wrong­ful-death law­suit: undis­closed amount In 2015, Uber agreed to pay an undis­closed amount to set­tle a wrong­ful-death law­suit filed by the fam­ily of Sofia Liu, a six-year-old girl killed in a col­li­sion with an Uber driver on New Year’s Eve in 2013. Sources: The Guardian and Forbes’ web­sites

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