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Uber Sues Drivers’ Insurer Alleging Its Claims Practices Have Fueled Tort Litigation

February 20, 2024

Uber Technologies last Friday sued an auto insurer to have it defend and indemnify it regarding multiple lawsuits that are seeking to hold Uber vicariously liable for accidents involving Uber drivers in New York. The technology company maintains that the insurer has a “pattern and practice of failing to adhere to reasonable claims-handling practices and failing to reasonably resolve claims and lawsuits on its insureds’ behalf.”

Uber’s complaint cites 23 lawsuits that relate to accidents involving different Uber drivers that happened between August 2016 through July 2023. These lawsuits seek to hold Uber vicariously liable for the accidents based upon the drivers’ use of Uber’s app for lead generation and payment processing.

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