Uber's way out is they pay fines and leave driver to pay expenses (that's all they ever promised).I like the fact that Uber has not said if they will cover the fines.. They are very Honest (NOT).. I do think that $14,000 was excessive. I see stories of persons that get a lot less fines for assulting a person or killing someone when drink driving.. I am sure if he appeals he would get a lesser fine..
After claiming they will cover fines why would they want a no-disclosure agreement. That would just add to our panic not knowing if they really do have our back. Uber would be yelling from every rooftop how they supported their drivers in this travesty of justice.And of course Uber would have required a non disclosure agreement in return for funding the defence.