Man Blames Uber for Divorce, Sues for $45M

App sent wife details of his Uber rides
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2017 1:38 AM CST
Updated Feb 9, 2017 6:21 AM CST
Man Blames Uber for Divorce, Sues for $45M
Cheating Uber users should be careful whose phone they use.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

An allegedly cheating husband who got in trouble after using his wife's iPhone to book an Uber blames the app for the end of his marriage and is suing for $45 million, the Daily Dot reports. The businessman says that after he logged into his own Uber account on his wife's phone and then logged out again, a glitch in the app caused her to keep receiving notifications whenever he used the service, arousing her suspicions that he was having an affair and leading her to file for divorce, reports Le Figaro.

The first hearing in the case is scheduled for March. "Uber doesn’t publicly comment on individual cases, and especially those which concern things such as a divorce procedure," the company said in a statement. The Local predicts that the glitch could lead to similar lawsuits, though not from Android users: The problem appears to be confined to iPhone iOS versions of the Uber app that were updated after Dec. 16 last year. (CEO Travis Kalanick dropped out of President Trump's economic advisory council after a recent Uber boycott.)

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