Uber Taxi Gratuity Class Action Settlement
All individuals who received Uber’s e-mail with the representation that the 20% charge would be gratuity only, who then arranged and paid for taxi rides through Uber’s service from April 20, 2012 to March 25, 2013 (the “Class”).
The Settlement provides that Defendant will pay each Class Member an amount equal to 40% of the charges during the class period that Plaintiff claimed was represented as a gratuity (the “Class Member Payments”).
Proof of Purchase
Ehret v. Uber Technologies, Inc.Case No. 3:14-CV-113-EMC. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division
Plaintiff Caren Ehret brought this Lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) regarding the manner in which Uber represented a 20% charge for rides requested through Uber’s “uberTAXI” request option. Plaintiff alleged that from April 20, 2012 to March 25, 2013, Uber represented to users of Uber’s application that a “gratuity” would be automatically added at a set percentage of the metered fare. Plaintiff alleged that this representation was misleading because Plaintiff claims Uber retained a portion (typically 40%) of what was represented as a “gratuity.” Uber claimed these allegations are inaccurate and contended that it did not retain any portion of any money that was designated as a “gratuity.”
The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendants. Instead, both sides agreed to this Settlement. This way, both sides avoid the potential risks and cost of a trial