Mass. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Blind Man That Sued Uber

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled on Monday in the case of a local man, who's blind, who sued Uber because drivers would not pick him up.

Christopher Kauders from West Newton sued Uber after three drivers refused to give him rides in 2015 and 2016 because he had a guide dog. Kauders is legally blind.

Uber responded to the lawsuit and said when Kauders clicked "ok" to the terms and conditions on the Uber app, he had to arbitrated the issue and he couldn't sue.

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The dispute went all the way to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and they heard arguments on the question.

The SJC ruled in favor of Kauders saying that Uber's app "did not provide users with reasonable notice of the terms and conditions."

This ruling means Kauders can go forward with his lawsuit against Uber.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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