Malefactors unrelated to Uber obtained Uber stickers from its website and placed them on their cars.  Then they picked up women who thought the men were Uber drivers.  This decision holds that Uber is not liable for the fake drivers’ rape of the women.  Uber didn’t have a special relationship with the women that imposed any duty on it to protect them against third party assaults or warn them of the risk of such assaults.  So Uber can’t be held liable for nonfeasance.  Also, Uber didn’t take any affirmative steps that created the risk of malefactors abusing its services or app.  Though the abuse of the app was foreseeable, absent a special relationship, Uber could be held liable only if the abuse was a “necessary component” of the app.