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manslaughter

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Uber bans driver suspected of vehicular manslaughter

The peer-to-peer car service deactivates the account of an off-duty Uber driver after he allegedly hit and killed a 6-year-old girl on New Year's Eve.

By January 2, 2014

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Seismologists face manslaughter charges for not predicting quake

Seven scientists face prosecution in Italy for allegedly failing to anticipate the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila in which more than 300 died.

By May 27, 2011

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Uber begins charging customers $1 'Safe Rides Fee'

Looking to help ease the costs of driver background checks and insurance, the on-demand car service adds a new fee to customers' bills.

By April 17, 2014

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Lyft to boost driver insurance with MetLife partnership

While insurance requirements for peer-to-peer car service companies are already strict, Lyft appears to be playing it safe.

By May 6, 2014

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Uber extends insurance coverage after 6-year-old girl's death

The on-demand car service adds coverage for the times when drivers are in between rides.

By March 14, 2014

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Teen's Twitter boasts get charges upgraded to murder

A teen allegedly hits two cyclists while going 83 mph in a 40 mph zone. When police discover he allegedly boasted of fast driving on Twitter, they change a manslaughter charge to murder.

By August 16, 2013

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Ride-sharing service Sidecar lets drivers name their own prices

The peer-to-peer driving service launches a marketplace model in hopes of becoming the Airbnb of ride-sharing.

By February 19, 2014

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Teen poses with gun for Facebook photo, accidentally kills brother

In a situation that appears to have involved drinking, a 19-year-old Phoenix woman may be charged with manslaughter after shooting her brother while posing for Facebook.

By January 3, 2013

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Auto-corrected text leads to killing

A man sends a text to his friend. Unfortunately, his phone uses predictive texting and changes the spelling of a word. The resulting text so enrages the recipient that a fatal argument ensues.

By February 14, 2011

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Web suicide watchers tough to prosecute

Legal experts say that while Florida laws make it possible to charge people, prosecutors would struggle to convict.

By November 24, 2008