Uber Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit in San Francisco
Liu’s family asked the court to keep terms of the settlement with Uber confidential, court filings showed, citing the privacy of her brother.
An attorney for the family could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday.
Uber said in a statement, “The Lius suffered a terrible tragedy and our hearts go out to them. While we cannot ease their pain, we do hope that this settlement helps the family move forward.”
Uber is a well known sharing-economy company operating in 57 countries with an estimated value of more than $40 billion.
It has generated controversy and in some places opposition. Uber is involved in several legal proceedings to determine if its drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits.
That debate spilled into U.S. presidential politics this week, with Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton saying on-demand companies raise “hard questions” about workplace protection and what a good job will look like in the future.