Judge says no smoking gun in Google's case against Uber

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A federal judge in San Francisco says there's no smoking gun proof that uber used files stolen from Google's self-driving car project Waymo.

The judge told lawyers he's torn. He said it seems overwhelmingly clear that a former Waymo executive who now works for uber stole 14,000 confidential files before he quit Waymo.

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Waymo claims Uber later hired the executive to get the stolen trade secrets.

Waymo wants the judge to freeze Uber's efforts to develop a self-driving car, until a jury issues a verdict in the case.

The judge didn't issue a ruling today.
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