Jacobs’ remarks are a part of an ongoing lawsuit with Alphabet’s Waymo about self-driving automotive commerce secrets and techniques. Waymo alleges its secrets and techniques have been stolen by Uber.
Uber has denied the theft of any secrets and techniques. Angela Padilla, deputy common counsel on the firm, stated in courtroom testimony that Jacobs’ claims have been an effort to extort cash from the corporate, an allegation Jacobs’ lawyer denied.
According to Recode, new chief authorized officer Tony West despatched employees a memo, supported by new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, telling staffers that there was no proof these practices have been nonetheless in place, however that in the event that they engaged in any of the alleged conduct, they need to “stop it now.”
The departures come as Uber continues to be recovering from its final employees exodus. One of Uber’s office tradition investigations from earlier this yr resulted within the dismissal of a minimum of 20 staff. Soon after, much of the top executive team also departed.
— CNBC’s Paayal Zaveri contributed to this report.