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updated 6:13 PM PDT, May 25, 2016

California sues Uber over driver background check claims

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Los Angeles' district attorney alleges company "continues to misrepresent and exaggerate background checks on drivers."

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Los Angeles' district attorney alleges company "continues to misrepresent and exaggerate background checks on drivers."

Competitor Lyft, on the other hand, agreed to drop similar claims that its background checks are the "best available" and the "gold standard." It also agreed to pay $500,000 and change some of its business practices to settle its own lawsuit, San Francisco County District Attorney George Gascon said.

Among other concessions, Lyft agreed to submit its fare-setting app to state regulators to ensure it is fairly charging riders and it agreed not to do business at any airport unless it receives a permit.

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