Uber Drivers Get Cert. And Win In Safe Ride Fee Row

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 8:51 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Thursday handed a win to a group of Uber Technologies Inc. drivers who say their contract was breached through the overcharging of a $1 “safe ride” fee.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers certified the class of drivers and granted their motion for summary judgment, saying that Uber had taken more than its contractually agreed upon share of “minimum fares,” which cost the rider $4, when it took the $1 safe ride fee out of the driver’s cut without tacking it onto the rider’s bill.

“Nothing in the agreement provides a formula for Uber to deduct $1.00...

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