Posted by Chuck on September 12, 2017
Class Action Lawsuits

Published on September 12th, 2017 | by Chuck

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Uber Class Settlement for ‘Safe Ride Fee’ – You’ll Probably Get $1

Uber Class Settlement

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A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit regarding whether Uber made misrepresentations about the “Safe Rides Fee,” safety measures, and the background check process for potential drivers. Uber denies the allegations in the lawsuit, and the Court has not decided who is right, but parties have agreed to settle.

The Settlement requires Uber to make certain changes to how it advertises background checks and certain fees. Additionally, the Settlement will result in the creation of a $32.5M Settlement Fund to be paid to eligible users of Uber.

This lawsuit has been circulating for a while, and it’s finally reaching a court decision.

Who is Eligible?

The Settlement includes anyone who, from January 1, 2013, to January 31, 2016, used the Uber App or website and paid a Safe Rides Fee in the United States or its territories.

Excluded from the Class are (a) all persons who are employees, directors, and officers of Uber Technologies, Inc. and Rasier, LLC; and (b) the Court and Court staff. “Employees” means any person whose Uber account email address ended with “@uber.com” as of May 8, 2017.

How Much Can We Get?

Here’s the part where it gets unexciting: estimated payment will be $1.07 per user. Basically, everyone will get $.25, and then you’ll probably get around $.05 per additional ride.

By default payment will go into your Uber account as a credit, and will be paid toward your next Uber ride in the United States, after the payment is made.

You can also elect for Paypal or eCheck payment. This option requires manually filing a form by January 8, 2018.  Those who don’t currently have an Uber account must elect for Paypal or eCheck payment.

Important Dates

  • Lawsuit is for Uber users during 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Must file a claim by January 8, 2018
  • Scheudled Hearing is on February 8, 2018

Final Thoughts

I’m not sure why they aren’t reimbursing the full $1 fee, and just giving $.o5 per ride. I guess the rest is going for other fees or was considered somehow fair. Unless you went on a lot of Uber rides, you aren’t getting much. The lawyers get paid…

Not worth filing for this settlement, just be lazy and take the automatic Uber credit payment which does not require filing at all.

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7 Responses to Uber Class Settlement for ‘Safe Ride Fee’ – You’ll Probably Get $1

  1. Paul says:

    So no need to sign up as a member of the class action? That’s a new one.

  2. Jj says:

    How do you take the uber credit instead?

  3. MBP says:

    From https://www.ridesharesettlement.com/Home/SubmitClaim

    “To receive a payment, as long as you have an active Uber rider account and the Settlement is approved by the Court, you will automatically receive your Settlement Share. However, if you do not have an active account you will need to fill out a Payment Election Form”

    So we do nothing?

  4. Sexy_Kitten7 says:

    I believe you can “elect for Paypal or eCheck payment” online but you’ll need your ID number. They probably haven’t sent those out yet since my inbox is empty.

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