Announcement

Collapse

Civics 101 Guidelines

Want to argue about politics? Healthcare reform? Taxes? Governments? You've come to the right place!

Try to keep it civil though. The rules still apply here.
See more
See less

Uber sued for millions after assault of Virginia Beach girl

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Uber sued for millions after assault of Virginia Beach girl

    Source: http://hamptonroads.com/2015/06/uber-sued-millions-after-assault-virginia-beach-girl



    Ride-sharing provider Uber faces a $2 million lawsuit after authorities say a driver assaulted a teenager in Virginia Beach.

    WVEC-TV reports Uber and Isagini Marin, the driver, are listed as defendants in a civil suit filed June 3 by the mother of a 13-year-old girl.

    Marin pleaded guilty in April to assault and battery of the teen. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail, with time suspended on the condition of one year of good behavior.

    The girl regularly used Uber in 2014 to get to and from her middle school. The lawsuit details a series of unwanted advances over multiple trips.

    © Copyright Original Source



    We spend years trying to teach our children not to get into cars with strangers, and then Uber comes along, and suddenly, it's safe?
    That's what
    - She

    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
    Stephen R. Donaldson

  • #2
    Uber has been trying to maintain a distance from it's drivers for this reason...they're "Contractors" not employee's. So we're not responsible. They say "We're just an app/software company that connects you to willing drivers". Although the recent ruling in Calif. recently may redefine that...whatever makes them more responsible for who shows up the better...
    "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

    "... there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party, who occasionally get together and do something both stupid and evil, and this is called bipartisanship." - Everett Dirksen

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
      Uber has been trying to maintain a distance from it's drivers for this reason...they're "Contractors" not employee's. So we're not responsible. They say "We're just an app/software company that connects you to willing drivers". Although the recent ruling in Calif. recently may redefine that...whatever makes them more responsible for who shows up the better...
      But why on earth would a parent be ok with their 13 year old daughter getting into the car alone with a dude she does not know from Adam?
      That's what
      - She

      Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
      - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

      I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
      Stephen R. Donaldson

      Comment


      • #4
        I know...right? I guess it's because people have in their head that these are employees that have been background checked and vetted...plus they drive nice new shiny cars so they must be ok...
        "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

        "... there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party, who occasionally get together and do something both stupid and evil, and this is called bipartisanship." - Everett Dirksen

        Comment


        • #5
          Is this a problem happening more with Uber than with Taxis or other transportation?

          It does seem there may be a difference when the riders are in the back of Taxis which have a shield between the driver and the passengers.

          Comment


          • #6
            There was that case where a 12 year old girl wanted to run off halfway across the country to meet a boy she met online, and found a taxi driver willing to take her. I didn't realize taxis would actually take unaccompanied kids that young.
            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
              There was that case where a 12 year old girl wanted to run off halfway across the country to meet a boy she met online, and found a taxi driver willing to take her. I didn't realize taxis would actually take unaccompanied kids that young.
              yes. interesting situation. If young children couldn't get taxi rides, they could be left stranded in a bad situation -- maybe not even anticipated by parents.

              Comment


              • #8
                I think the parents should be arrested - or at least have a social worker check into them. Letting a 13 year old ride with a stranger by herself is completely irresponsible.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Check out some of the Terms and Conditions you have to agree to in order to down load the Uber App.:

                  Source

                  Source: Uber Legal

                  User Requirements and Conduct.

                  The Service is not available for use by persons under the age of 18. You may not authorize third parties to use your Account, and you may not allow persons under the age of 18 to receive transportation or logistics services from Third Party Providers unless they are accompanied by you. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your Account to any other person or entity. You agree to comply with all applicable laws when using the Services, and you may only use the Services for lawful purposes (e.g., no transport of unlawful or hazardous materials). You will not in your use of the Services cause nuisance, annoyance, inconvenience, or property damage, whether to the Third Party Provider or any other party. In certain instances you may be asked to provide proof of identity to access or use the Services, and you agree that you may be denied access to or use of the Services if you refuse to provide proof of identity.

                  © Copyright Original Source



                  Source: Uber Legal

                  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

                  UBER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, PERSONAL INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RELATED TO, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF UBER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES...

                  ...
                  Indemnity.

                  You agree to indemnify and hold Uber and its officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from any and all claims, demands, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees), arising out of or in connection with: (i) your use of the Services or services or goods obtained through your use of the Services; (ii) your breach or violation of any of these Terms; (iii) Uber's use of your User Content; or (iv) your violation of the rights of any third party, including Third Party Providers.

                  © Copyright Original Source



                  No wonder Uber doesn't want to get involved with background checks, insurance verification...etc.
                  "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

                  "... there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party, who occasionally get together and do something both stupid and evil, and this is called bipartisanship." - Everett Dirksen

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    The California labor board ruled the other day that Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors. This legal language will probably have to evolve accordingly.
                    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Did you see the first thing from User Requirements and conduct?

                      "User Requirements and Conduct.

                      The Service is not available for use by persons under the age of 18. You may not authorize third parties to use your Account, and you may not allow persons under the age of 18 to receive transportation or logistics services from Third Party Providers unless they are accompanied by you."

                      If you accept them to download the APP, how can the Mom then sue Uber?
                      "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

                      "... there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party, who occasionally get together and do something both stupid and evil, and this is called bipartisanship." - Everett Dirksen

                      Comment

                      Related Threads

                      Collapse

                      Topics Statistics Last Post
                      Started by Gondwanaland, Yesterday, 01:42 PM
                      28 responses
                      128 views
                      0 likes
                      Last Post Sherman
                      by Sherman
                       
                      Started by Ronson, Yesterday, 11:16 AM
                      3 responses
                      39 views
                      0 likes
                      Last Post shunyadragon  
                      Started by Juvenal, Yesterday, 04:13 AM
                      14 responses
                      56 views
                      0 likes
                      Last Post Terraceth  
                      Started by shunyadragon, 11-24-2020, 06:20 PM
                      22 responses
                      130 views
                      0 likes
                      Last Post rogue06
                      by rogue06
                       
                      Started by shunyadragon, 11-24-2020, 06:10 PM
                      5 responses
                      46 views
                      0 likes
                      Last Post Ronson
                      by Ronson
                       
                      Working...
                      X