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A woman is suing Uber Technologies Inc. claiming that inadequate background checks and liberal Uber decal distribution led to her rape by a man who said he was an Uber driver.

The woman, referred to as Jane Doe in the complaint, is suing the ridesharing company for negligence and assault, battery and false imprisonment by an ostensible agent. She claims that Uber created the circumstances that led her to believe the man was a driver with the company.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at alancaster@alm.com. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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