Uber shareholder asks Delaware court to revive lawsuit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for an Uber shareholder are asking Delaware’s Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company and its former CEO.

The court heard arguments Wednesday regarding the judge’s ruling that the suit must be dismissed because the shareholder had failed to demand that Uber’s board of directors take action itself before he filed his complaint.

The lawsuit challenges the Uber board’s approval in 2016 of former CEO Travis Kalanick’s plan to pay $680 million for a start-up company created by former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to develop self-driving cars.

Levandowski was charged in August with stealing self-driving car technology from Google spinoff Waymo before joining forces with Uber.

Uber agreed last year to settle a lawsuit filed by Waymo for $245 million.

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