Uber Facing Strange €45 Million Lawsuit in France for Breaking Marriage
Uber has been slapped with a lawsuit by a businessman in Southern France and the reports published by Le Figaro informed that he is seeking €45 million in damages. The lawsuit has been filed as the victim hailed Uber using his wife’s phone. After he requested the cab, he logged off from Uber. However, his wife continued getting notifications on her iPhone from Uber.
His lawyer David-André Darmon informed that his client’s wife became suspicious and she later found that her husband had gone to meet another woman. The issue resulted in divorce. The lawyer alleged that due to a bug in Uber’s application, his client had to go through a divorce. The lawsuit will come up for hearing next month.
Mr. Darmon added, “My client was the victim of a bug in an application. The bug has caused him problems in his private life.” His wife was able to see his previous notifications as well. This gave her enough of evidence of him meeting someone else. His wife was able to see his previous rides, driver name, arrival times and license plate.
A report published in Le Figaro further informed that the French businessman seeking damages has blamed Uber for breaking his marriage and causing his stress. He has requested anonymity but the report informed that the victim is from Côte d’Azur.
The report published in Le Figaro added that their team was able to replicate the issue on iPhone version of Uber. However, this bug was only noticed in versions of Uber before December 15, 2016 update. Probably, Uber has fixed this issue in its latest update.
Uber has not commented on the issue. In a statement, Uber said, “Uber doesn’t comment publicly on individual cases, and especially on cases that involve a divorcing couple.”
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