Uber’s legal department is looking worse and worse as more information surfaces about an in-house lawyer’s handling of a potentially critical document in the ride-hailing company’s epic trade secrets battle with Waymo.

In a report released Friday afternoon, special master in the case, John Cooper, slammed San Francisco-based Uber, which he said had been obligated to produce an inflammatory letter from ex-employee Richard Jacobs’ lawyer to Uber deputy GC Angela Padilla in earlier requests for evidence.

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