July 21, 2017

Uber bros pull out wallet, $32.5m later the ‘Safe Rides’ row is over



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Dial-a-ride biz agrees to settle another California class action

Uber will pay $32.5m to settle a California class-action lawsuit alleging it was charging customers a fee on their rides for a background check service it was not providing.

The ride broker told the California Northern District Court that it had struck a new settlement deal in the case over its “Safe Rides Fee.”

Under the deal, Uber will pay $32.5m into a rebate pool for passengers and will stop using the term “Safe Rides Fee” to describe the surcharge it passes on to customers for the cost of running background checks on drivers.

The deal settles a 2014 class action suit brought against Uber […]

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