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Lyft, Uber facing dozens of sexual assault, harassment lawsuits
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A California-based personal injury law firm has filed upward of 85 sexual assault and harassment lawsuits against Uber within the past two weeks.
The firm, Levin Simes Abrams, also confirmed to FOX Business that they filed 32 cases against Lyft, although those cases were filed at various times beginning in August 2019.
In total, the firm has more than 800 separate sexual assault cases involving Uber or Lyft, all of which are in different stages of an investigation, including some that have already been filed, according to Meghan McCormick, an attorney with Levin Simes Abrams.
Of the over 800 cases, approximately 117 have been filed, McCormick said.
In terms of the type of sexual assault allegations, it ranges from inappropriate and sexual comments while passengers are locked inside the car to kidnapping and rape, according to McCormick.
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Currently, the firm is still looking into what happened in these cases and what they can confirm.
In every case, though, the firm claims they have "notified Uber and Lyft" with as much information as they can "so they [the rideshare companies] can identify the driver and the ride at issue and take appropriate action on their end to keep future passengers safe," McCormick said.