Uber’s settlement

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing firm agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, an advocacy group announced on Saturday. National Federation of the Blind said on Saturday that Uber will also remove a driver from the platform after a single complaint if it determines the driver knowingly denied a person with a disability a ride because person was travelling with a service animal. Settlement resolves a lawsuit filed in 2014 in federal court that alleges Uber discriminates against passengers with service dogs.