Uber-Waymo Trial Delayed Again After Shocking New Allegations

Waymo driverless car is displayed during a Google event in San Francisco Dec. 13 2016. Eric Risberg  AP

Jacobs said the surveillance occurred overseas.

He also claimed that the team used a secretive messaging system on an anonymous server that would delete texts nearly immediately in order "to ensure we didn't create a paper trail that came back to haunt the company in any potential civil or criminal litigation".

"The only possible conclusion is that Uber intentionally withheld the Jacobs Letter and related materials to prevent Waymo from discovering material evidence in this case", Waymo's attorneys wrote in a filing.

Alsup expressed his frustration with the company again on Tuesday.

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A trade theft trial between Uber and Alphabet's autonomous vehicle unit Waymo has been delayed after a hearing in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Jacobs took the stand to testify about the letter's statement that Uber's Marketplace Analytics "exists expressly for the goal of acquiring trade secrets, code-based & competitive intelligence", as Waymo lawyer Charles Verhoeven said, quoting from the letter. Legal trainings within the company also allegedly served to help employees evade investigators.

Waymo said that it had learned about the letter last week from the Department of Justice, according to MSNBC.

Waymo filed its lawsuit against Uber in February. "None of the testimony (Tuesday) changes the merits of the case", Uber said.

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US District Judge William Alsup judge, who is presiding over Waymo's trade secret theft lawsuit against Uber, announced today that the trial, which was set to begin next week, will be delayed as the court tries to determine whether Uber withheld crucial evidence. A new start date hasn't been set.

Waymo is alleging that Uber has been building its own fleet of self-driving cars by using trade secrets taken by former Waymo engineer Anthony Levandowski. Levendowski left his role at Waymo in January 2016 to found another self-driving auto company called Otto, which was acquired by Uber in August 2016.

The latest bombshell to drop on Uber came as the company tried to complete a $10 billion sale of its privately held stock. The markdown stems, in part, from the turmoil that has stained Uber's reputation and opened opportunities for rivals such as Lyft to lure away alienated passengers looking for alternative rides.

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