Uber, which later acquired the startup co-founded by Levandowski, indemnifies workers under its employment agreements. But Uber has said in financial filings that it expects to challenge paying the big judgment against its ex-employee Levandowski, who is fighting a federal indictment on charges of stealing trade secrets from Google.
Uber declined to comment. Levandowski's attorney Neel Chatterjee did not respond to a request for comment.
Levandowski filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, enabling him to negotiate debts. He has $50 million to $100 million in estimated assets, compared with $100 million to $500 million in liabilities, according to his filing.
He had disputed the arbitration ruling. But a San Francisco County court recently confirmed the arbitration panel's decision and award.
Ron, who remains at Uber, settled with Google for $9.7 million last month, and Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo confirmed that Uber had paid the full amount that Ron owed.
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