Ride Share Settlement
- Payment via account credit processed automatically
- Alternative payment methods available upon request
- Settlement Administrator can be contacted for help
When a company is alleged to have made omissions or misrepresentations regarding certain aspects of the services it provides a distinct possibility of some sort of legal action exists. When the allegations effect a customer base as large the one Uber lays claim to, it comes as no surprise to see the resulting legal action take the form of a HUMONGOUS class action lawsuit. The lawsuit called McKnight et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al has recently come to an agreed upon pending settlement for a jaw-dropping $32.5 MILLION in hopes of resolving allegations that the Defendants made misrepresentations or omissions regarding the Safe Rides Fee, safety measures, and the background check process for potential drivers. It is extremely important to point out that the Defendants vigorously deny (and continue to dispute) all claims and contentions alleged in the lawsuit. However, it appears that at this point the court will NOT be making a decision on who’s right and who’s wrong due to the previously mentioned pending settlement. Those who wish to request payment n the form of a check or via PayPal or can begin by going to the Ride Share Settlement page and clicking the Elect Method of Payment link.
Wow. What else do I need to know about the Ride Share Settlement?
- Class Members who do nothing will receive an automatic credit off their next Uber ride as payment
- Payment Election Forms must be filed by January 8th, 2017 (if requesting check or PayPal payment)
- January 8th, 2017 is also the date by which exclusion requests and objections must be post-marked
- A hearing regarding the fairness of the settlement is currently set to be held on February 8th, 2018
Class Members who plan on filing a Payment Election Form online can do so directly from the Ride Share Settlement page. Those who would rather file via email or through regular mail must send correspondence directly to the Settlement Administrator. Correspondence must also be sent directly to the Settlement Administrator by those who plan on filing a request to be excluded from the Ride Share Settlement. Class Members with the desire to make their objections known by bellowing them out in front of the court will need to be present at the Fairness Hearing scheduled for February 8th, 2017 at 2 PM Pacific Standard Time.
Settlement Administrator Contact Information
- PO Box 3967, Portland, OR 97208-3967