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Uber To Pay More Than $2 Million To Settle Us Disability Lawsuit

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Uber Technologies Inc will pay more than $2 million and eliminate the wait-time fees charged to disabled customers to resolve federal authorities.

Claim: "The ride-sharing business was in violation of lawful requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday".

As part of a 2-year arrangement, Uber will waive wait time charges for certified disabled riders. 

According to the department, it will also pay $1,738,500 to over 1,000 people who complained about the fees and $500,000 to others who have been harmed by this procedure. 

Uber will also be able to credit accounts for more than 65,000 riders who are eligible, according to the department.

"Ensuring accessibility to transportation for people who are disabled is a key objective in the ADA," U.S. Atty. Stephanie M. Hinds said in a press announcement. 

"This agreement eliminates the barrier in equal accessibility for people who are disabled and offers an opportunity to compensate people affected by Uber's prior waiting timing fee policies."