May 25, 2017

Judge orders Uber to hand over Otto acquisition term sheet

Uber has been ordered magistrate judge to give Waymo an unredacted version of the term sheet agreement for its 2016 acquisition of Otto, a self-driving truck company, by the end of the day. During a Thursday hearing the judge concluded there was no legal reason for Uber to censor parts of the document.

There's no decision yet regarding a due diligence report compiled by forensics firm Stroz Friedberg as part of Uber and Otto's acquisition talks. The report is believed to contain incriminating evidence.

Why this matters: Both sides have attempted to keep confidential as much as possible about their technology and businesses. Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo employee who founded Otto and subsequently joined Uber, has further complicated the situation by asserting his Fifth Amendment right not to testify and attempted to keep certain documents private. Uber has ordered Levandowski to hand over any Waymo documents he has, or risk being fired.

Here's a full timeline of Waymo and Uber's lawsuit.

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Deadly clashes erupt in Delhi ahead of Trump's visit

Rival protesters over the Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi, India, on Monday. Photo: Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for calm Tuesday as deadly clashes erupted in the city's northeast between supporters and opponents of India's controversial new citizenship law.

Why it matters: Per the BBC, a police officer and six civilians "died in the capital's deadliest day" since last year's passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act — which allows religious minorities but excludes Muslims from nearby countries to become citizens if they can show they were persecuted for their religion — hours before President Trump and members of the U.S. first family were due to visit the city as part of their visit to India.

Go deeper: India's citizenship bill continues Modi's Hindu nationalist offensive

South Carolina paper The State backs Buttigieg for Democratic primary

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Pete Buttigieg speaks at an event in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

South Carolina newspaper The State endorsed former Southbend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Monday night for the state's Democratic primary.

Why it matters: It's a welcome boost for Buttigieg ahead of Tuesday's Democratic debate in South Carolina and the state's primary on Saturday.

White House requests $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus as U.S. cases rise

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The Trump administration sent a letter to Congress Monday requesting a funding commitment of at least $2.5 billion to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. rose to 53.

The big picture: As South Korea and Italy stepped up emergency measures in efforts to thwart the spread of the virus, WHO expressed concern about infections with no clear link to China. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,699 people and infected more than 80,000 others, with all but 27 deaths occurring in mainland China.

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