Appeals court deals blow to Uber in Waymo lawsuit
On Wednesday, an appeals court denied Uber's request to move Waymo's trade secret theft lawsuit into arbitration. The case is scheduled for a jury trial next month.
The court also denied an attempt by Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo and Uber employee at the center of this case, to keep the ride-hailing company from handing over a due diligence report. The report, prepared by a forensics firm last year as part of Uber's acquisition of Levandowski's self-driving truck startup, is believed to contain incriminating evidence.
Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car unit, filed a lawsuit in February claiming Uber company is using trade secrets Levandowski stole when he allegedly downloaded 14,000 files before leaving in January 2016. Levandowski soon after founded a company which he sold a few months later to Uber.