Uber asks judge to toss robo-text lawsuit, citing ‘user agreement’ defense

By October 26, 2016Uncategorized
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AUSTIN — Uber Technologies Inc. has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit over text messages the company sent to users of its app while Austin’s contentious debate over ridesharing regulations played out earlier this year.

Citing the terms of its user agreement with customers, Uber asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss an Austin woman’s lawsuit that claims the messages were illegally sent as the company funded efforts to rewrite city ridesharing rules.

The suit, filed in May, centers on a text-message…