Laurel L. Simes

San Francisco attorney who handles rideshare sexual assault cases

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Laurel L. Simes on KCRW

Three thousand reported sexual assaults happened during Uber rides last year, according to a    study    Uber released on Thursday.

How is Uber making rides safer?

Three thousand reported sexual assaults happened during Uber rides last year, according to a study Uber released on Thursday.

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Lyft has been hit with seven sexual assault lawsuits just this month. Four of the women allege that their driver raped them.

As women sue Lyft over alleged sexual assault, how safe is it to hail a ride?

Lyft has been hit with seven sexual assault lawsuits just this month. Four of the women allege that their driver raped them.

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