Uber catches a break in lawsuit involving alleged ‘Hell’ program


Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley has dismissed a lawsuit involving Uber’s alleged use of a program called “Hell.” The lawsuit was originally filed in April by Michael Gonzales, who drove for Lyft during the time Uber allegedly used the software. He sought $5 million in a class action lawsuit.

Today, Judge Corley granted Uber’s motion to dismiss the claim with leave to amend, meaning Gonzales can file another lawsuit with an amended complaint. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleged Uber broadly invaded the privacy of the Lyft drivers, specifically violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act and Federal Wiretap Act and engaged in unfair competition.

In June, Uber filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying Gonzales…

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