Avis-Budget Class Settlement
This lawsuit is about certain fees and toll-related charges associated with the “e-Toll” electronic toll payment system available for use by Avis and Budget rental vehicle customers. Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants breached the ABG rental agreement and failed to disclose these fees. Defendants deny all of the allegations in the litigation and believe that the claims asserted against them are without merit.
“e-Toll-Related Charges” means e-Toll-Related Service Fees (a/k/a “convenience fees”) and, if any, e-Toll-Related Toll Differential incurred by an Avis or Budget customer for that customer’s use of e-Toll during the rental period.
“e-Toll-Related Toll Differential” means, with respect to an Avis or Budget rental customer who has used e-Toll, the difference, if any, between the amount charged to that customer for a toll or tolls incurred during a rental and the amount paid by HTA to a toll authority for the customer’s incurred toll or tolls during that rental.
Who Is Eligible?
You are included in this Settlement as a Class Member if you are a U.S. resident who:
- Rented an Avis or Budget vehicle from a company owned location in the U.S. from April 1, 2007 through December 31, 2015 (for rental transactions originating in Florida, Texas, and Colorado the class period is March 2, 2009 to December 31, 2015)
- In connection with that rental, paid Avis, Budget or their electronic toll processing administrator, HTA, for use of their e-Toll.
You’re slated to get $6-$9 per rental, as per the chart below. If there are too many claims these numbers might go down.
- December 24, 2022 – last date to exclude yourself from the settlement
- February 28, 2023 – final day to file a claim
There’s a lot of jargon here, but my takeaway is that if you paid any e-toll or convenience fees that are above the amount of the actual tolls incurred, you can file a claim and get $6-$9 per rental. And you don’t need any documentation, but if Avis doesn’t have you in their system they can deny the claim. That’s how I’m reading this, correct me if you’re read is different.