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A man sued Uber for $48 million, claiming a bug let his wife catch him cheating


A French man is suing Uber for the equivalent of $48 million, blaming a glitch for his recent divorce.

The man, who was not identified in the lawsuit, said he used his wife's phone to call for a ride. The phone then started sending Uber notifications to his wife's phone despite him logging out. That led to his wife discovering that her husband was taking Ubers to his lover, the BBC reported

The lawsuit is worth up to 45 million euros, or roughly $48 million.

My client was the victim of a bug in an application.
David-Andre Darmon, attorney

French newspaper Le Figaro tested this bug. Staffers logged into and out of the app on one phone, logged into another with the same account and ordered a ride. Both phones got notifications. 

The glitch reportedly affects iPhones before a software update hit in December. Android phones are unaffected. 

Uber did not comment on the lawsuit's details.

It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Uber, which was widely criticized by some users for breaking a cab strike at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

It also recently paid drivers $20 million after giving misleading numbers on how much they would make.

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