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Uber Technologies Inc., the smartphone-summoned car service, must face a consumer lawsuit challenging its imposition of a 20 percent surcharge over the cost of a ride.

A U.S. judge in San Francisco yesterday denied in part the company’s bid for dismissal of the proposed class-action suit over the claim that part of the surcharge, which it represents as a driver gratuity, is actually retained as revenue by Uber.

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