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Uber Adds Tips But Keeps Them, Says Drivers

Uber must consider to face a lawsuit accusing of forcing customers to pay 20 percent tips for drivers, but then pocketing most of it, after a U.S. federal judge refused to dismiss the civil lawsuit.

“An Uber customer filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company earlier this year, saying the 20 percent rider gratuity is ‘false, misleading, and likely to deceive members of the public’ because Uber keeps a substantial portion of the money,” Reuters reported. “The judge’s ruling dismissed a breach of contract claim against Uber, but ruled there was sufficient detail in the lawsuit for it to move forward on other counts.”

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said Uber must face multiple civil counts, including an allegation the company violated California’s unfair competition laws.

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