Lawsuit filed in San Francisco against Uber concerning New Delhi rape case

A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Delhi, India, is accusing the company of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant’s background. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in San Francisco, the unidentified woman called Uber’s service a “modern-day equivalent of electronic hitchhiking” and accused the company of failing to ensure passengers’ safety. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.