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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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Uber driver charged with battery on SF rider

A driver is cited after he allegedly pulled a passenger out of his car and then smashed her phone.

By October 21, 2014

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Uber disputes kidnapping claims

A Los Angeles woman claims her Uber driver drove her 20 miles off her route and took her to an abandoned parking lot. Uber says the driver was dealing with an intoxicated passenger.

By October 14, 2014

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How risky is your Uber ride? Maybe more than you think

When you agree to Uber's terms and conditions, you basically sign your life away, consumer advocates say. So then, what happens when a driver hits you on the head with a hammer, as one passenger claims?

By October 8, 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 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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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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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'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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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