The case between Uber and Waymo is over, and Uber is settling with Waymo over claims that the former stole trade secrets. The payout is a 0.34 percent equity stake in Uber to Waymo which totals around $245 million, according to CNBC. Waymo's accusation was that Uber stole trade secrets (some 14,000 files, allegedly) after engineer Anthony Levandowski left Waymo to start Otto, the self-driving truck company that was then purchased by Uber in 2016 for $680 million.
Levandowski was last on the witness list today, when Lidar and lasers were to be discussed, making the settlement announcement's timing all the more suspect. In a statement, Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi apologized, saying that his company's acquisition (under previous leadership) "should have been handled differently."