Uber hires law firm to probe how it handled India rape case

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP was brought in to investigate after employees gave conflicting accounts of how former Uber Asia executive Eric Alexander acquired the documents, two unidentified sources told Reuters.

She added that, "We've mis-stepped at times - I'll be the first to admit that Uber is not ideal". The undersigned employees for this petition comprise of over "1,100 full-time Uber employees (and counting)'".

Waymo alleges that in 2015, Anthony Levandowski and Uber Technologies Inc hatched a plan for him to steal more than 14,000 proprietary files, including the designs for lidar technology that helps driverless cars see their surroundings.

Even though neither of the men are still at the company - Mr Kalanick stepped down this week while Levandowski was sacked last month - Uber has to defend itself from Waymo's suit as well as a possible criminal probe after US District Judge William Alsup asked prosecutors to take a look at the allegations.

This week on Money Talking, Host Charlie Herman talks with Sheelah Kolhatkar with The New Yorker and Reeves Wiedeman with New York Magazine about the future of Uber and what it says about Silicon Valley.

Another email was then sent to Uber's board of directors, expressing similar sentiment in a more formal manner. Mood Rowghani, a partner in a venture capital firm invested in Uber, told Axios in a statement that he agreed with those clamoring for Kalanick to remain involved at Uber. The crisis came to a head this week, when shareholders controlling about 40 percent of the company hand delivered a letter to Kalanick demanding that he step aside. Both the letter and the petition are a reflection of a growing disgruntlement among some of Uber's 15,000 employees about the manner in which the company's founder and chief executive was sacked. Travis Kalanick, in the wake of a sprawling sexual-harassment and workplace-culture scandal, isn't going over well with the rank and file. But York and other Uber employees are advancing a different narrative, summed up in the note: "Uber is TK and TK is Uber".

"Nearly everyone I've spoken with who's met him has an awesome story to tell about how Travis motivated them to do their best work". Emil Michel, Uber's senior vice president for business and Kalanick's second in command, also announced that he was leaving the company last week.

US District Judge William Alsup ordered Uber last month to do everything in its power to search for and return Google's files. "We have failed to build some of the systems that every company needs to scale successfully", Camp wrote. That list is being reformulated after an internal investigation into Uber's culture.

Benchmark's Gurley praised the CEO on Twitter following his resignation.



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