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Uber ordered to pay $1.1 million after blind woman was denied rides more than a dozen times - CNN

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 Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Classic Uber moment.

(CNN)Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1 million after an arbitrator ruled that the rideshare company's drivers discriminated against a blind woman and her guide dog on more than a dozen separate occasions.

Lisa Irving, a California resident, said she was denied rides or verbally abused by drivers 14 times in 2016 and 2018, Irving's attorney Adam Wolf told CNN.

"I felt demeaned, humiliated, devalued, embarrassed, angered, frustrated and violated," Irving said in a video statement.

She was awarded $324,000 in damages and more than $800,000 in attorney fees and court costs, according to the arbitrator's award posted online by her attorneys.


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