Uber To Pay $1.8M To Settle Airport Fee Toll Suit

By Jacob Fischler (November 23, 2015, 2:26 PM EST) -- Uber Technologies Inc. will refund California users nearly $1.8 million to settle a class action brought by riders to and from airports who paid extra fees that were not passed on to the airports, the customers said Friday.

Lead plaintiff Vamsi Tadepalli filed the unopposed motion to approve the settlement and certify the class, saying Uber had agreed to refund or credit customers who paid $4 per trip to or from certain airports in the state, including in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento. The company characterized the surcharge as an "airport fee toll," which Tadepalli had argued implied the charge...

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