Customer Files Suit Against Uber Over Alleged Driver Stabbing

Posted on February 25, 2015

As reported by the National Law Journal, a man named Erik Search claims that the driver of the Uber car he ordered on the night of Sept. 8, 2013 was behaving oddly, so he and his friends got out and walked away but were followed. The driver, Yohannes Deresse, then allegedly drew a knife and stabbed Search more than half-a-dozen times, causing major injuries.

Deresse was charged with assault at the time but the case was dismissed by a judge. For some reason, this story doesn't seem to have been reported on at the time, despite surveillance camera footage apparently showing the stabbing. Search only filed the civil suit in August in D.C. Superior Court. On Friday, the case was moved to the federal district court in D.C.

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