A brake master cylinder was never installed despite an invoice saying it was.
Lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan files another lawsuit against the TNC following passage of a sweeping California labor bill.
The lawyers argue the removal of a DOT sticker would not have directly caused the catastrophic Schoharie, N.Y. accident.
Mavis Discount Tire is accused of negligently inspecting the vehicle without authority to do so.
While Uber has netted most of the bad publicity, its competitor is racking up alleged rapes and sexual crimes linked to drivers.
The operator is now linked to an inspector's sticker ordering the stretched involved in the deadly Oct. 6 New York accident be taken out of service for brake problems.
The defendant must also pay more than $180,000 in back pay and damages.
Prosecutors had sought the sample to compare with a peeled-off DOT out-of-service sticker found in his car.
Investigators first looked into the company that owns the stretch Ford Excursion more than a year before it crashed.
A motion filed by defense attorneys for the company’s operator indicates a state expert’s report concluded the brakes failed.
Prosecutors allege the owner of the vehicle in the deadly accident allowed the driver to operate it without the proper endorsement.
The amount is a fraction of what could have been required and its business model of independent contractors stays intact.
The wrongful death case prompting the defensive motion is likely to be the first of many lawsuits related to the accident that killed 20.
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