Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

The GMB union was successful at the first stage of the proceedings after an employment tribunal ruled last October that the drivers are workers and that Uber was wrongly classifying them as self-employed independent contractors.

Corley didn't buy Waymo's argument that even if the communications are privileged, they must be produced under the crime-fraud exception.

"Nobody is ideal, but I fundamentally believe that he can evolve into the leader that Uber needs today and that he's criti cal to its future success", it says.

The crime-fraud exception states that communications are not privileged when a client consults an attorney for advice on furthering a crime.

Waymo alleges that Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer at the crux of the case, stole its trade secrets before departing in January previous year to found a robotic vehicle start-up that Uber acquired seven months later.

"What Uber did was to leave the door open for Levandowski to use whatever he remembered of Waymo's trade secret information, so long as he didn't deliberately memorize it", the lawyer said. They have been advising Levandowski to assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination since Waymo filed its lawsuit.

Uber may appoint Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg after CEO Travis Kalanick's resignation, the New York Post reported on Wednesday night. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in September. Fowler soon resigned and went public with her disgust at Uber's corporate policy. In the past, he had stayed at the Soho House and Waldorf Astoria, one person said.

At the wheel, Travis Kalanick - co-founder and CEO of the company who was there with Garret Camp on a snowy evening in Paris in 2008 when problems getting a cab sparked an idea that would ultimately disrupt the world of transport.

In March, following the start of the Holder investigation, Uber director Arianna Huffington said on a call with reporters the board had full confidence in Kalanick.

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"I've reviewed in-camera the due-diligence report, and I don't find that", Corley replied. "And they created it", she continues. That's not crime-fraud. There is no evidence they consulted MoFo [Morrison & Foerster] in order to receive stolen property.

Rudderless, thanks in the main to the resignation on foot of investor pressure earlier this week of its contentious CEO Kalanik, who has become increasingly tarnished in recent months by an astonishing string of scandals.

But Uber has said the 14,000 files never touched its servers. Playing on Kalanick's mind was obviously the requirement to fully divulge Uber's financial condition to regulators, in the process showing the competition exactly what the ride-hailing giant was up to and how much cash it was burning to maintain its dominant market position.

Earlier this month 20 employees were fired following the resultant probe into the allegations. And in a brief, Waymo contends that the firm "has been sitting on some of the stolen files for over a year".

Friday's court filing does not say when the individuals would have seen the due diligence report.

While Uber's arbitration agreements are broad, legal experts said a lawsuit brought against individuals instead of the company could potentially get around such an agreement.

Uber's legal fees promise is further evidence that the talent competition in the driverless auto sector is cut-throat. When the family sued Uber, they fought back claiming the driver wasn't working for Uber at that time, as the Uber app was open but no ride was booked and no passenger was in the auto.

Verhoeven is with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in San Francisco, and Goodman is with Boies Schiller Flexner in Washington.

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