Uber Sued for $2 Million by Alleged Victim Near Washington Harbour

Following a Sept. 8, 2013, incident in front of the Washington Harbour retail-condo complex at Thomas Jefferson and K Streets NW, where a fight between two potential riders and their for-hire driver escalated into an alleged stabbing, one of the riders “is suing Uber for $2 million in federal court after claiming a driver stabbed him,” according to Legal Times. Erik Search is making that claim concerning Uber driver Yohannes Deresse, who was arrested by the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service Police, who happened to be in the 3000 block of K Street NW; the Metropolitan Police later arrived to assist.

Legal Times reported last week: “Deresse was charged with assault but a judge dismissed the case ‘for want of prosecution.’ Search originally sued in D.C. Superior Court last year, but Uber moved the case to federal court on Friday. Neither Uber nor Search has responded publicly.”


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