http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article21599697.html At the start of 2015, McGillis said he decided to pursue a higher income by entering Uber’s XL program and avoid a commission increase for the UberX drivers. He said he declined Uber’s financing program but borrowed money on his own to purchase a 2015 Outlander for about $30,000. The trouble came during the Ultra Music Festival in March. An Uber passenger opened his Outlander’s door only to have it whacked by a scooter, according to McGillis’ account. An email exchange between him and the company show that Uber urged him to file a claim, but McGillis wanted the passenger’s address to pursue reimbursement. Uber refused, citing privacy concerns. “I am going to the passenger’s home tonight to get their names since you won’t provide them,” McGillis wrote in a March 30 email to an Uber executive. By April, Uber had deactivated McGillis’ driver account, freezing him out from potential fares. It also paid for the damages. He filed for unemployment benefits, saying he was wrongly terminated. Uber has until June 9 to appeal the state’s ruling. McGillis said he’s living off of savings and facing a $600 monthly car payment he can’t afford.