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Uber Litigious

Back in October, a drunken Benjamin Golden got in Edward Caban’s car. Golden, 32, was a Taco Bell executive; Caban, 23, drove for Uber. But then after Golden (according to police) failed to give clear directions and Caban ordered him out of his car in (according to Golden) a place he didn’t know, Golden allegedly hit Caban and Caban allegedly pepper-sprayed Golden. After Caban shared a dashcam video of the incident on YouTube that went viral, Taco Bell announced it was firing Golden. Now Caban is suing Golden for $25,000-plus, charging battery and infliction of emotional distress — and Golden is suing Caban for $5 million, arguing that he was recorded without his consent, and it cost him his job. (AC/Orange County Register) ...How much of his loss was caused by the video, and how much by what he did in it?
Original Publication Date: 31 January 2016
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