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Uber Executive Invokes Fifth Amendment, Seeking to Avoid Potential Charges - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — An Uber executive accused of stealing driverless car technology from his former employers at Google is exercising his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination, according to his lawyers. The lawyers for Anthony Levandowski, the ...and more »

Waymo-Uber judge says may grant injunction if key witness takes fifth - Business Insider

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. judge overseeing a blockbuster case over self-driving car technology suggested Uber could face an injunction if a key Uber executive does not testify for fear of exposing himself to criminal prosecution, according to ...and more »

Uber's Anthony Levandowski invokes Fifth Amendment rights in Waymo suit - TechCrunch

Uber executive and Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski is asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in regard to a lawsuit filed by Waymo against Uber, which accuses the company and Levandowski of stealing technology related to autonomous vehicles from the ...and more »

Google's Claim Against Former Executive Could Help Uber in Driverless-Car Lawsuit - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Several months before filing a lawsuit against Uber, Google demanded arbitration against the head of Uber's self-driving car unit, claiming that he used confidential salary information while trying to poach former colleagues to a new ...and more »

Waymo pursued arbitration with Anthony Levandowski before it sued Uber - TechCrunch

Google's self-driving car unit, Waymo, pursued arbitration against one of its star engineers last fall before filing a lawsuit in February against his current employer, Uber, for theft of trade secrets. Waymo claims that its former employee Anthony ...and more »

Google's case against Uber just took an unexpected turn - Business Insider

Travis Kalanick Anthony Levandowski Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick with Anthony Levandowski Associated Press In an unexpected twist to the Uber vs Google case, lawyers for Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer at the center of the trade-secret dispute ...and more »

Uber Exec Accused Of Stealing IP From Google Will Plead The Fifth - Forbes

Could there be criminal charges for the Uber executive at the center of a legal battle between the ridesharing startup and Google's Waymo? His lawyers seem to think so. According to court transcripts obtained by The New York Times, Anthony Levandowski ...and more »

Google secretly sought arbitration against its former self-driving guru months before the Uber lawsuit - Business Insider

Travis Kalanick Anthony Levandowski Uber CEO Travis Kalanick with Otto's Anthony Levandowski Associated Press Google had already quietly sued Uber's head of self-driving vehicles, Anthony Levandowski, months before it filed its bombshell lawsuit ...and more »

Morning Agenda: Bill Ackman and His 'Huge Mistake' - New York Times

William A. Ackman — not usually known for his contrition — has said sorry. Mr. Ackman acknowledged in his annual letter to investors that his bet on Valeant Pharmaceuticals had been a “huge mistake” that cost his firm, Pershing Square Capital ...and more »

Self-driving talent is fleeing Google and Uber to catch the autonomous-driving gold rush - Recode

As competition in the self-driving industry — nascent as it may be — gets steeper, top talent from existing and established players are increasingly jumping ship to start or join fresh-faced autonomous tech startups hungry for a piece of the pie ...and more »