Uber FCRA Background Check Class Action Settlement
You are part of the Settlement Class if you were subject to a background check requested by Defendants before January 3, 2015 in connection with your use of, or sought use of, the Uber App as an independent transportation provider.
$27 to $62
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In re Uber FCRA Litigation Case No. 3:14-cv-05200-EMC United States District Court for the Northern District of California
The lawsuit alleges that Defendants obtained consumer background check reports of independent transportation providers in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and related state laws (the “Background Check Laws”). The lawsuit asserts a number of causes of action, including alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.; the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”), California Civil Code § 1786 et seq.; the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”), Cal. Civ. Code § 1785.1 et seq.; the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) (limited to alleged violations of Cal. Labor Code §§ 1024.5 and 2699); the Massachusetts Consumer Credit Reporting Act (“MCRA”) M.G.L. c. 93 § 50 et seq.; and the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) Requirements, M.G.L. c. 6 § 171A et seq.
Defendants vigorously deny and continue to dispute all of the claims and contentions alleged in the lawsuit, and deny any and all allegations of wrongdoing, fault, liability or damage of any kind. Defendants further deny they acted improperly or wrongfully in any way, and believe that the lawsuit has no merit. Defendants further contend that the transportation providers who use the Uber App are independent contractors and deny that the Background Check Laws apply to independent contractors. Defendants also contend that, absent a settlement, many of the individuals would be required to individually arbitrate their claims rather than proceeding on a class basis.