Uber sued over multi-million divorce

Uber sued over multi-million divorce
Uber is known for having more than its fair share of legal problems. The company has been in so many legal disputes that we lost count a long time ago. But this one report from the French media Le Figaro, quite honestly, caught us by surprise.

A businessman from Côte d'Azur, France, is suing Uber for destroying his marriage. According to the plaintiff, a bug in the ride-hailing app allowed his then wife to pinpoint the man's location, which in turn resulted in their divorce, so he now demands Uber to pay damages for a total of 45 million euros, which is around $48 million. The first hearing is scheduled for next month.

Le Figaro doesn't give any specifics as to where the man actually went and why his now ex-wife was furious over it, but we believe it's pretty easy to imagine a variety of scenarios. But how did she find out in the first place?

It appears that the man borrowed her iPhone and logged into the Uber app. Afterwards, he logged out and returned the phone, but his wife still got a notification that was meant for her husband's account, which allowed her to pinpoint the businessman's location.

When Uber was approached by Le Figaro for comment, it said: “Uber doesn't comment publicly on individual cases, and especially on cases that involve a divorcing couple.”

The French media didn't give up, though, and went on to replicate the bug with limited success. A second iPhone was indeed sent a notification from an account that was previously used on it. But said notification didn't provide any location data.

However, it appears that some users report the same issue on Twitter, such as the one below.


Good news is that the bug is iOS-exclusive, as far as we know. So, Android users must not worry about their wives tracking their location via the ride-hailing app.

source: LeFigaro (Translated) via Cnet

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13 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

48 Millions...??? Wow... Well, cheating hurts sometimes, eh? Oh well, G'Day!

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IKR, as if Uber should pay just because the guy got caught cheating lol.

13. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

Hopefully Cheaters comes in and helps pay for the fees haha

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

"Uber is known for having more than worse legal track record." That... That sentence does not compute.

3. Damian.M

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It should compute after the small change. :)

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Rule of thumb: Coffee first. Publish after.

4. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

yeah right , Uber should give that cheater a 48millions he deserve lol .

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i love it. he gets caught cheating. and instead of apologizing to his wife or manning up, he wants to get rich off of it. and he's not even american. lol.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Hahaha am loving the sense of humor in the article, thanks writer!

8. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Half of it is his fault for issuing his ex wife's phone.

9. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

"Mon Cherie? I need to arrange transportation to cheat on you. May I use your phone?". Double ass.

10. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

That guy should be thrown in jail for being stupid.

12. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 145; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

:-D Apple and their glitches... lol!!! Soo happy with my androids :-P

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