A man has accused Uber of making false statements about his claims to be a cab driver, and has filed a lawsuit claiming he was robbed and injured by the company.
In his suit, filed on Wednesday in a Los Angeles federal court, Robert Wieckowski claims that Uber did not inform him of the $1,400 penalty that his contract was cancelled after he declined to take part in a pilot program that allowed passengers to hail an UberX.
The driver was paid $1.30 per mile, but the company promised that his fares would not be higher than $1 an hour, Wiekowski alleges.
The company also allegedly told him that he would have to pay a $500 fee to get a new license plate, Wieskowski said.
Wieckowks lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, and it asks that the court order Uber to reimburse him for the $750 he paid in taxes and fees.
Uber did, in fact, offer to refund him the $75 in taxes he paid for the ride he took, Wierkowski told Reuters in an interview.
Wierkowks attorney, Paul Schubert, declined to comment on the case.
Uber spokesman Brian Perkison did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The UberX service is currently available in more than 40 cities, including San Francisco, Seattle and New York.
Uber declined to confirm the number of cities where the pilot program has been rolled out.