When I emailed with representatives from Uber back in 2013 asking about their background check process for UberX drivers, they replied that it was a trade secret. More and more municipalities are demanding that those "trade secrets" be spilled.
The class action suit was brought by private citizens, but district attorneys in Los Angeles and San Francisco filed their own suits earlier this month over the Safe Rides Fee. Uber is a big fan of rather dubious added fees lately, including a new $2 fee in New York for booking a traditional taxi through Uber.
I can't wait until they have a monopoly on transportation in this country! It's going to be just fees as far as the eye can see! [Forbes]
source: gizmodo.com by Matt Novak