Uber will pay a $25-million settlement to settle a lawsuit alleging that it violated state taxi laws by allowing passengers to use the company’s ride-sharing service in St. Charles County, Missouri.
The settlement was announced Wednesday by the St. Joseph County Circuit Court in St Louis.
It was filed in response to a lawsuit filed in 2016 by a passenger who claimed she was charged $100 for an Uber ride through the St Louis area on the same day she was scheduled to be driven to a St. Francis hospital in St Charles County.
The lawsuit also alleged that Uber was in violation of St. Martin’s ordinance against taxi drivers, which requires that all vehicles used for transportation must have a seatbelt and that passengers must be in a vehicle seat.
Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The St. Paul-based ride-hailing service operates in about a dozen U.S. cities, including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.
Uber has a presence in more than 20 states, including California.