Even though it has taken quite a while, there was a settlement reached for the class action settlement lawsuit between Uber and its defendants. The settlement was based on a court proceeding around a misrepresented term for the company known as "Safe Rides Free." This, along with other safety measures including the process of gaining background checks for potential drivers of Uber caused this lawsuit. Uber continues to deny any allegations made against them during the case and the courts have yet to decide on an outcome for this case as of yet.
According to the settlement, the Uber company has to make certain changes in the way they advertise background checks for their drivers and specific fees that they charge. Additionally, the settlement is going to be used to create a settlement fund that totals more than 32 million dollars which is eligible to be given out to past Uber riders who submit their claims before the deadline.
If you used Uber in the past, you may find that you are entitled to some of this class action suit settlement money. The District Court of the United States for the Northern District area of California is going to hold a hearing for determining if the settlement gets approved. They will also be determining what a fair amount of compensation would be for those riders who were affected. Any person that gets included into the settlement will have a multitude of legal rights, including getting a free ride credit sent to their Uber Rider accounts. Those affected can also choose to get a settlement amount sent to their bank accounts instead. E-checks and Paypal payments are going to be excluded from the settlement options. If you would like more information about this, please visit www.RideShareSettlement.com.
Who Can Be Included In The Uber Class Action Settlement Case?
There are many people who can find themselves able to be included in the Uber class action settlement case. Those affected can include riders who used the website or the app to secure services that included a Safe Ride Fee. The time frame in which you would have secured the services had to be between January 2013 and January 2016. All of these individuals that fall into this scenario will be known as "Class Members" or as the "Class."