1/29/2015 – Filed lawsuit on behalf of Delhi woman who was raped by her Uber driver

Mr. Wigdor has been at the forefront of sexual assault litigation against Uber Technologies, Inc. In early 2015, represented the Delhi rape victim in a lawsuit against the rideshare company.  The case received worldwide media attention and led Delhi authorities to temporarily ban Uber from operating in the city. Uber later introduced a “panic button” to its app in India as a result of the allegations. The driver was found guilty of rape and October 20, 2015 and sentenced to life in prison. On December 8, 2017 it was widely reported that Uber agreed to settle the victim’s civil sexual assault claims for an undisclosed amount.

Mr. Wigdor represented the woman again in 2017 when it was reported that Uber executives had improperly obtained and shared the victim’s confidential medical records in an attempt to undermine the rape allegations. That lawsuit was also settled for an undisclosed amount, according to reports.