The woman had filed a lawsuit against the company in accusing it of failing to maintain basic safety procedures.

Delhi woman allegedly raped by Uber driver voluntarily ends lawsuit against company
news Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 09:58

The Delhi woman who had sued Uber in the US after allegedly being raped by a driver of the web-based taxi firm, has voluntary ended her lawsuit against the company, states a Reuters report. 

The woman had filed a lawsuit against the company in a California court in January this year, accusing it of failing to maintain basic safety procedures for passengers and had sought unspecified damages. 

The incident of the alleged rape had taken place last year in Delhi. The driver had later been been arrested and put on trial on rape and kidnapping charges. He also faced allegations of driving the woman to a secluded area and raping her, states a report by The Hindu.

Uber had however told the court that the woman had filed a case against the wrong company as the driver was in contract with the Netherland-based Uber BV, which does not have operations in the US, states the Reuters report. Details of the settlement have not been disclosed, with both the woman and representatives of Uber declining to comment. 

Earlier in April, Uber had asked a US court to dismiss the lawsuit filed against it by the woman. "While Plaintiff undoubtedly can state a claim against her alleged assailant, she cannot state a claim against Uber U.S., which is the wrong party. Nor does California law govern a dispute involving an alleged wrong committed by one Indian citizen against another Indian citizen, in India," Uber had said.

In her lawsuit, the woman had called Uber the “modern day equivalent of electronic hitchhiking,” and said in her complaint “Buyer beware – we all know how those horror movies end.”

The woman was reportedly being represented by Douglas Wigdor, a US-based lawyer also known for representing Nafissatou Diallo , a New York City hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, adds The Hindu.

 

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